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Il Buco Vita: Pastels for the Italian Easter Table

We’ve been fans of Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, a duo of restaurants by prop designer turned restaurateur Donna Lennard, for authentic Italian rusticity—and food—in downtown Manhattan for a while now. (See: Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria in NYC: Kitchen as Still-Life.) But recently we’ve been noting more delicate Italian tableware at Lennard’s accompanying shop, Il Buco Vita: pastel ceramics and soft-hued glassware, sourced from trips to central and southern Italy (and never before ...
Tags: Books, La, US, San Francisco, Italy, Manhattan, West Coast, Italian, Tuscany, Umbria, Maremma, Tabletop, Tableware, Bianco, Pienza, Stefano

10 must-see Mediterranean cruise ports

A Mediterranean cruise is the Whitman’s Sampler of journeys. A taste of Santorini here, a nibble of Naples there, a morsel of Mykonos this day and a bite of Barcelona that day. And like with a box of chocolates, first-timers never know what they’re gonna get. That is, unless they do their research or take the advice of those both experienced and honest. Queue the discerning sea-legged travel writer with a list of his top 10 Mediterranean ports: Built nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman Colosse...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Athens, Peta, Florence, Gaudi, Mediterranean, Naples

How to visit Switzerland by train

“Taking a train trip through Switzerland” sounds like an overblown cliche of a dream vacation. Like “living in an above-water villa in Tahiti” or “eating your way through Tuscany.” Conjuring up images of sipping coffee as you gaze out big, panoramic windows at white mountains that shine so bright you have to squint. And there’s probably someone yodeling in the background. And that’s pretty much exactly what it is. We had the opportunity to travel with Vacations By Rail through one of the most...
Tags: Travel, London, France, La, US, America, Italy, Switzerland, James Bond, Freddie Mercury, Alps, Secret Service, Starbucks, Disneyland, Train Travel, Zurich

13 Italian Kitchens, Dolce Vita Edition

From the country that taught us how to make ourselves fully at home in the kitchen, 13 memorable designs—rustic, clean-lined, and effortless-looking combinations of the two. Above: The ultimate marble sink in a convent turned country house, restored by Marina Sinibaldi Benatti (who became an interior designer along the way); see La Dolce Vita: A Restored 17th-Century Convent Outside Milan. Above: Even a genius portable kitchen doesn’t skimp on the marble countertops; see A Moveable Feas...
Tags: Books, Milan, Italy, Florence, Italian, Tuscany, La Dolce Vita, Kitchens, Lombardy, Jasper Morrison, Dada, Villa Lena, Architecture & Interiors, Coltellerie Berti, Small Kitchens, Bella Cucina

Best glamping resorts for summer

The term “glamping” almost sounds like a snide put down from hard-core backpackers towards bougie people in nature. “Oh, they got BATHROOMS at that place?” a salty, grizzled hiker might say. “That’s not camping. That’s glamping!” But you know what? Sometimes it’s nice to take a hot shower, sip a couple glasses of wine, and retire into 1,000-thread-count sheets at the end of a long day of outdoor activity. And if that means people who don’t mind going a week without changing t-shirts look down...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Montana, France, US, Netherlands, Slovenia, Glamping, Costa Rica, Tuscany, All, South Florida, Chianti, Pitchup, Tuscany Italy, Kennebunkport

Best Bakery in Lucca

By Sharon Sanders Panificio Giusti. Just typing those words and I salivate. Giusti is a fine bakery in the center of Lucca on Via S. Lucia. Forno a Vapore Amedeo Giusti (steam oven bakery Amedeo Giusti) creates a variety of breads and pastries using stone-ground organic DOP (protected place of origin) flour, heirloom grains, extra-virgin […]
Tags: Travel, Food, Bakery, Tuscany, Lucca, Focaccia, Giusti, Italian Bakery, Tuscan cooking, artisinal Italian ingredients, Heirloom Grains, Italian Bread, Panificio, Sharon Sanders Panificio Giusti, Lucia Forno, Amedeo Giusti

Dream Weaver in Lucca

By Sharon Sanders Weaver Genni Tommasi was profiled in a recent Dream of Italy newsletter article about artisans in Lucca. I bookmarked the piece and this morning made the pilgrimage to Tommasi Loomworks at Via Sant’Andrea 28 to meet the tanto talented Signora Tommasi and her gentle assistant, the collie Lady Hawke. As promised in […]
Tags: Travel, Artisans, Lifestyle, Culture, Italy, Tuscany, Hawke, Lucca, Sant Andrea, Dreamofitaly, Italy silk scarves weaving, Sharon Sanders Weaver Genni Tommasi, Tommasi Loomworks, Signora Tommasi

Ex-Italy striker Montella returns as Fiorentina coach

Milan (AFP) – Vincenzo Montella has returned for a second stint as coach of mid-table Serie A side Fiorentina, the Italian club announced on Wednesday. Montella previously coached the Tuscany outfit from 2012 to 2015,... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Fiorentina, Tuscany, Afp, Vincenzo Montella, Montella

The Walls of Lucca

“Nel caso di Lucca ci si fierisce quasi sempre, anzi sempre, alla citta definita dall’ambito delle Mura. Perche di essa apprezziao non solo la forma, gli aspetti storici e urbanistici, l’esistenza di monumenti, di beni ed eventi culturali, ma anche la presenza di negozi, di attivita varie, commerciali, degli uffic pubblici e privati; della gente […]
Tags: Travel, Lifestyle, History, Culture, Architecture, Tuscany, Lucca, Italian Travel, Italian tourism, Walled Cities

Underrated European wine regions

Western Europe’s beautiful wine regions get plenty of attention, and there’s a good chance you recognize them by name: Champagne, Bordeaux, and Rioja just to name a few. But there’s a whole world of wine just waiting to be discovered further afield. While often overlooked, Eastern and Southern Europe’s wine regions are beautiful in their own right, brimming with history and rich winemaking traditions. They also tend to be much more affordable than in the west. The next time you’re looking for...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, Unesco, Budapest, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Wine, Black Sea, Moldova, Tuscany, Wine Regions, Eastern Europe, Rioja

Beneath the surface: Tuscany’s ancient walking trails

The vie cave network of sunken paths, dug more than 2,000 years ago, offers a fascinating way to explore a little-visited corner of southern Tuscany‘Here there are wild boars with four legs, and wild boars with two,” says Walk Italy tour leader Roberto Carpano. We are drinking volcanic wine in the tiny village of Sovana, and he is referring to the fact that people from this forested, hilly part of southern Tuscany (50 miles south of Siena and as close to Rome as Florence) are sometimes nicknamed...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Heritage, Italy, Florence, Walking Holidays, Siena, Tuscany, Europe Holidays, Italy Holidays, Tuscany Holidays, Roberto Carpano, Sovana

Intimate Destination Tuscany Wedding for 60 Guests

Picture what a dream wedding in Tuscany looks like, as if it was a boutique + bespoken all inclusive Tuscany wedding. That’s what Laura Bravi Events delivered to Julia and Flo, who chose this gorgeous region in Italy for their 60 guest intimate wedding. Take a peek and dream with us: Planning and design made possible with the help of Laura Bravi Events as Julia and Florian achieved their one of a kind design scheme both contemporary and romantic at the same time. View full post
Tags: Wedding, Italy, FLO, Tuscany, Julia, Florian, Laura Bravi

Kean steps up in Ronaldo absence to rescue Juventus against Empoli

Milan (AFP) – Rising teenage star Moise Kean stepped up in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a 1-0 win for Juventus against lowly Empoli on Saturday as the champions opened up an 18-point lead at the top of Serie A. The 19-year-old — who burst into the limelight during Italy’s opening Euro 2020 qualifiers — came on as a substitute in Turin and three minutes later scored his third league goal of the season after his double against Udinese earlier this month. It got Massimiliano Allegri’...
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Italy, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Finland, Juventus, Roma, Tudor, Napoli, Liechtenstein, Juan Cuadrado, Douglas Costa, Udinese

Italy Lures Filmmakers With Its Climate, Locations and a 30% Tax Credit

With its long Mediterranean coastline and temperate seasonal climates, Italy offers multiple advantages for filmmakers. They’re also drawn to the country by its plethora of historical and picturesque cities (Rome, Venice, Naples, Milan), its classic countryside vistas (Tuscany, the Dolomites, Sicily) and, last but not least, the nation’s 30% tax credit. That credit has a […]
Tags: Artisans, Rome, Production, Italy, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mediterranean, Tuscany, Call Me by Your Name, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Venice Naples Milan

A Dreamy Intimate Wedding at Villa Le Fontanelle in Tuscany

Since the bride is from California and the groom from England, they knew they wanted an intimate destination wedding where all their closest friends and family could experience a fun, relaxing, once-in-a-lifetime weekend together. Tuscany was the winning locale (for obvious reasons...!) From the bride's fairytale Hayley Paige gown to the adorable donkey adorned with flowers by Viola Malva - there's so much to love about this stunning Tuscan affair! See all the details planned by Original Tuscan ...
Tags: England, California, Wedding, Romantic, Tuscany, The Blog, Real Weddings, Hayley Paige, Villa Le Fontanelle, Viola Malva, Rossini Photography Continue

Monte Argentario: Southern Tuscany's best kept secret

A wilder version of the Côte d'Azur with less of the pretense, this Southern Tuscan peninsula can only be reached by road, foot or bicycle.
Tags: Cnn, Tuscany

Etruscan tomb in Corsica may yield secrets on civilization's decline

French archaeologists have unearthed an Etruscan tomb containing a skeleton and dozens of artefacts in Corsica, a rare discovery that could shed new light on the wealthy civilization of northern Italy and its assimilation into the Roman Empire. The archaeologists found the vault, chiselled into the rock and dating back to the fourth century B.C., within a large Roman necropolis containing thousands of tombs in Aleria, in the east of the French Mediterranean island. The Etruscans originated in ...
Tags: Science, Corsica, Italy, Mediterranean, Tuscany, Aleria

Reviving a Centuries-Old Abandoned Castle and, With It, a Way of Life

In southern Tuscany, a family of British bohemians has created an elegantly undone cultural refuge that pays homage to the everyday life of ancient Italy.
Tags: News, Architecture, Italy, Graham, Tuscany, Greene, Interior Design and Furnishings, Tuscany (Italy, Palaces and Castles

Chasing Trail Ep.26 - Tuscany w/ @nschurter @scottmtbracing

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Tags: Sport, Cycling, Tuscany

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany: in the woods, with a dog, digging for tartufo

The truffle hunter, much like his cousin the porcini hunter, is a lone beast. Out at the crack of dawn with his faithful dog, armed with a spade and dressed in camouflage, he moves under cover of darkness so that nobody finds out where he searches for the precious subterranean fungus. He spreads the aromatic equivalents of landmines to throw rival beasts off track, doing everything to protect his livelihood, for bringing in a precious edible of sufficient size can feed his family for a week. Luc...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, Milan, Michelin, Florence, Mediterranean, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Andrea, Luciano, Giotto, Pisa, Tommaso, Savini, Savini Tartufi Italy

A Gorge Adventure in the Lunigiana

My descriptions of the historical territory of La Lunigiana in northern Tuscany tend to drift toward the tranquil beauty of mountains and valleys, the idyllic countryside that brings us a variety of good things to eat. But there is adventure here, too, in the place I make my Italian home. Places where the earth cracks and exposes a colorful center. A river runs through it. Call it a fluvial gorge. Take a guided trip. Learn things you never knew before from a hidden corner of Tuscany. Stretti...
Tags: Travel, Sardinia, Tuscany, Alghero, Lunigiana, Pontremoli, Magra, Northern Tuscany, Tuscany Stretti, Giaredo Stretti, Stretti di Giaredo, Zeri Pontremoli, Zeri, Elmas, Olbia Steal Sardinia

Rediscovering Francesco de’ Medici’s private Renaissance room

Between 1570 and 1575, Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, commissioned a private studiolo – a small room – in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Four centuries later, a discovery in the archive changes our understanding of one the last great Renaissance studies.Francesco’s studiolo was a jewel box-like space decorated with over 40 works of art and featuring built-in cabinets displaying the Grand Duke’s collection of art and natural specimens. A sumptuously decorated cabinet of curiosities, ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, History, Journals, Florence, Duke, Christ, Tuscany, Art History, Art Collections, Florence Italy, Francesco, Cappella dei Principi, Palazzo Vecchio, Arts & Humanities

33 of the most beautiful places to visit in Italy

Italy is a treasure trove for travel: The rustic hill towns of Tuscany. The colorful mosaic of Venice. The seductive Almalfi Coast. These are the 33 best places to visit.
Tags: Cnn, Italy, Venice, Tuscany

Immerse Yourself in Italian Food Culture at Cooking School

I still have my career break travels to thank for many things in my life. I basically owe my travel blogging career to my career break, and I also owe a lot of my friendships to it too; friendships that keep giving back to me. You may not know this but 12 years ago as part of my career break travels I took an Italian language and cooking class for a month immersed and living in Sorrento Italy with a local family. Living the Italian Dream I was sort of trying to test out living the ‘Under the T...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Instagram, Italy, Food And Drink, Leo, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Cultural Experiences, Campania, Sorrento, Cooking School, Southern Italy, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Tina

Best pancake recipes around world

Debates rage in the US over the superiority of waffles versus pancakes. Poll the global community, though, and the answer becomes obvious: pancakes. While several countries have their own takes on waffles, traditional pancake recipes span the continents, incorporate more creative flavors, fall on both sides of the sweet-savory divide, and come in all different shapes and sizes, proving just how seriously the world takes this delicious staple. Take note IHOP: Each of these 13 delicious interna...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Wales, Mexico, France, Russia, US, Malaysia, Morocco, Cambodia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Tuscany, All, Pancakes, North Africa

5 definitive books on Leonardo da Vinci

Over 7,000 pages have survived of Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebook collection.Leonardo da Vinci's sketches, ruminations and theories make for a thrilling read. Many biographers have attempted to figure out what made da Vinci such a great artist.Centuries have passed and yet we still sing the praises of the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. The historic figure, the legend and the man fits the bill for our reverence, intrigue and near worship at times. Da Vinci was an inte...
Tags: Italy, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Biography, Renaissance, Florence, Sigmund Freud, Tuscany, Freud, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci, Nicholl

In the Kitchen with Filippo Saporito at Cordon Bleu Firenze

“You are what you eat,” says Filippo Saporito, which is why when you cook, you must pay utmost attention. Today I sat in at a lesson that is part of the eight-week intensive professional chef course at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Florence. Ten students (5 international, 5 Italian) are perfecting their skills here, and every few days they have a guest chef from around Tuscany. This is far from your usual pasta-making class for tourists. The students have straight backs, pressed jackets, ski...
Tags: Travel, Food, Chef, Florence, Tuscany, Don, Azeglio, Villa Bardini, Cordon Bleu, Filippo Saporito, Cordon Bleu Firenze, Saporito Michelin, Saporito, Ferran Adrià El Bulli, Alexandra Korey Don

Tuscan paradise: a fabulous home swap vacation in Italy

Barbara & Iain visited the beautiful city of Lucca during their Tuscan swap We love hearing about members' home exchange experiences! Here is recent feedback from members, Barbara and Iain, on their non-simultaneous home swap to Christopher and Adrian's beautiful home in Pescaglia, Tuscany, Italy. "We arranged a non-simultaneous home exchange with Christopher and Adrian. Arranging the swap was easy and the communication with Christopher and Adrian was always clear, ...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Adrian, Tuscany, Lucca, Christopher, Barbara, Iain, Prato, Appenine, Barbara Iain, Pescaglia Tuscany Italy, Pistoia Florence, La Roccia, Barbara Iain Photos, Christopher Adrian

Six Days in Tuscany With Andrea Bocelli

Six days in Tuscany with singer Andrea Bocelli. Tour of Tuscany ends with a fantastic concert with the singer in a dry lake bed near Lajatico, his hometown
Tags: Travel, Italy, Concert, Florence, Tuscany, Andrea Bocelli, Pisa, Cultures & Festivals, Lajatico

Italian Storybook Wedding in a 13th Century Tuscan Estate

Fittingly, Kenzie and Julien’s Italian storybook wedding was inspired by food, family and a shared love of travel. We can’t think of a more romantic destination than the Tuscan countryside, and it looks like they sure did hit the jackpot with this 13th-century estate featuring a terraced landscape of olives and vines. The light shone on this couple like a godsent glow, and we love the way they created a whole weekend experience to share with their guests – pizza, prosecco, gelato and all! View f...
Tags: Wedding, Italy, Tuscany, Julien, Destination Weddings, Kenzie, Kate and Rose Weddings, Lace and Luce, Tuscan wedding