Tag: Tuscany

Vineyard in Lunigiana, Tuscany

Lunigiana: Tuscany’s hidden corner

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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

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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

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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

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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...
The David, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Fine-tuning Florence

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The #12 bus from Santa Maria Novella station rounds the Fortezza da Basso, then turns back and crosses the Arno, before winding its way...
Schiacciata,the Florentine version of focaccia

Savoring Florence

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Schiacciata is the Florentine version of focaccia, and comes in a host of neighborhood variations. Oven-hot and wrapped in paper, this lightly salted and...
Duomo, Florence, Italy

Frazzled in Florence

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Firenze, with its trove of Renaissance masterpieces, lies directly on the path from my home in Switzerland to San Quirico d’Orcia, Tuscany, where I’d...
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