Tag: Tuscany

Renaissance buildings and domed cathedral in Florence, Italy

Fabulous, frazzling Florence, Italy in summer

Many summers ago, I took a train from my then-home in Switzerland to Tuscany, where I’d booked a week’s stay for a culinary retreat....
Vineyard in Lunigiana, Tuscany

Lunigiana: Tuscany’s hidden corner

Lunigiana, in Tuscany's far northwest corner, is greener, wilder and at least as welcoming as the parts of Tuscany we all know. Vineyards set...
Landscape with a Tuscan village

Tasting Italy

This time last summer, I was cooking up a storm on a beautiful estate in the heart of Val d’Orcia. Il Poggiolo is located...
Duomo, Siena, Italy

Siena—art on the walls and underfoot

Siena is a city of art and architecture in a country replete with both. Thanks to a multi-site ticket, I spent the better part...
Lucca, Tuscany in summer

Laid-back Lucca, Italy

The train journey from Florence to Lucca was poky, a signal to ratchet down, way down. The regional train made four stops in factory-intensive...
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