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  • Tasting the New Olive Oil with Franco Bardi

    Tasting the New Olive Oil with Franco Bardi

    Awesome in Autumn : Newly pressed Tuscan Olive Oil ! The earliest pressing is usually the best - aromatic, light & spicy. In Trequanda, the pressing is earlier than most and thus we sought out a producer to meet with an early pressed oil to try. The delightful Mr. Franco Bardi's has won many prizes for his early harvest traditional Tuscan Olive Oil

     
  • Tuscany’s Best Shopping Streets

    Tuscany’s Best Shopping Streets

    Corso Il Rossellino, Pienza. Words and pictures by Amanda Atkins of Siena House Tuscany. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in early September, I headed out to Pienza – looking for […]

     
  • Forms in green on the Francigena 2017

    Forms in green on the Francigena 2017

    Heading out to the relatively 'undiscovered' San Quirico d'Orcia (actually 'home' to some of the most photographed icons of rural Tuscany) we intended to write about the town... but instead, stumbling upon this very atmospheric art exhibit situated in the Horti Leonini botanical gardens...

     
  • Palio Atmosphere !

    Palio Atmosphere !

    You'd love to see the palio but you've heard that it's either very expensive to see it in comfort or very uncomfortable to see it inexpensively ? you'd like to bring your children but you heard it can be dangerous? there is an alternative - come to Le Prove...

     
  • Sunday Morning Garden Tour at La Foce

    Sunday Morning Garden Tour at La Foce

    On beautiful Summer's day we headed out to take the garden tour at La Foce Historic Tuscan Estate near Montepulciano. La Foce really is Tuscany at it's best and we consider a visit to this estate an essential visit for anyone stopping for a day or two in this part of Tuscany...