Month: February 2021

Tuscany Wine Tours - An Experience Not To Be Missed

Tuscany Wine Tours - An Experience Not To Be Missed

February 22, 2021

Tuscany is known for many things; its beautiful panoramic landscapes, rich history, culture, but above all its wine.   If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, be sure to schedule a wine tour possibly adding food pairing as well.   Tuscany’s foods and wines serve up a gastronomic affair leaving all your senses tingling. This is one authentic experience that you simply won’t want to miss.   The central area of Tuscany is referred to as Chianti Classico wine country.     This particular area produces Chianti and Chianti Classico wines. These particular wines have been around for 2,000 years but… read more
3 Great Tiramisù Recipes

3 Great Tiramisù Recipes

February 15, 2021

People of Tuscany love bread, that they even managed to make a delectable dessert out of it. Even though its actual origin is disputable, there is no doubt that Tiramisu is a dessert like no other. Tiramisu came from the Italian word tiramisù, which means "pick me up" or, better, "cheer me up." It is a dessert with coffee as one of its main ingredients. It is made up of ladyfingers dipped in coffee with layers of cream made with eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese. The mixture is also often flavored with cocoa powder to give it a chocolaty taste.… read more
Why Your Senses Are Important To Wine Tasting

Why Your Senses Are Important To Wine Tasting

February 12, 2021

If you’re not a wine connoisseur, it’s likely that you are probably not enjoying the full complexity of a fine wine.   Most people have underdeveloped senses when it comes to wine tasting.   Like any other art, wine tasting should be practiced to be fully appreciated.   The majority of people think wine tasting is difficult and make the mistake of believing that a good wine is determined by price.   In truth, wine is tested and classified using the senses; sight, smell and taste.   However, knowing how to use those senses to determine what type of wine… read more
Tuscany Off the Beaten Path

Tuscany Off the Beaten Path

February 8, 2021

Although Tuscany is home to some very beautiful cities, many of them hold prime spots on the country’s many tourist trails. So, if you are hoping to avoid the crowds on your next visit to Italy, the list that follows might provide you with some refreshing new ideas. Of course, it’s very hard to pick just a few of them!   Pitigliano.   This hilltop town is located at the midpoint between Rome and Florence, making it a good stopping place for travelers headed in either direction. Pitigliano was originally home to the Etruscan people, who buried their dead in… read more
Famous People from Tuscany

Famous People from Tuscany

February 5, 2021

Tuscany has been home to many important people throughout the centuries. In fact, the names mentioned here are some that you might encounter during your travels.   Leonardo Da Vinci   Perhaps the truest embodiment of a “Renaissance man” that Italy has to offer, da Vinci was a fellow of many talents and quite possible a genius.   He originally came from a small town outside of Florence, hence his last name. Yet Da Vinci is best remembered as an inventor and an artist who produced famous works such as The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa. source of image… read more
A Brief History of Tuscany

A Brief History of Tuscany

February 1, 2021

From It’s Earliest Beginnings to the Middle Ages   The area that is now known as Tuscany has been inhabited since at least the Bronze Age. The region’s earliest civilizations included the Apennine and Villanovan cultures.   The Apienne culture was the first to come along and is remembered for its decorative pottery. Members of this civilization also traded with noteworthy groups of their day, including as the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures who lived in what is now Greece.   Surprisingly enough, some sights dating back to the Apennine period can still be found in Italy today.   During the… read more