Italy, the Carnival and the Italian Table

Life in Tuscany has its own regular rhythm dictated by the changes of seasons, the sequence of feasts and holidays.  In Italy the winter period starts with the ponte (literally “bridge”, a long weekend) of 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The winter atmosphere is already there, and we start to think about … Continue reading Italy, the Carnival and the Italian Table

Four reasons why winter is the best time for a cultural trip to Florence

If you dream about a cultural trip to Florence and Tuscany but you are scared of crowds, I have good news for you: winter is the best period to visit us! Since many years already, because of the growth of mass tourism industry, Florence is visited by ca. 16 million people every year. The tourism … Continue reading Four reasons why winter is the best time for a cultural trip to Florence

Gluten Free Florence – the Five Best Gluten Free Places in Town

Usually, when I meet new people and I say that I live in Italy, the eyes of my interlocutors light up, a big smile comes on their faces and they start to talk about their love for Italian food. No doubt, Italian cuisine is one of the most pleasing part of the Italian lifestyle that … Continue reading Gluten Free Florence – the Five Best Gluten Free Places in Town