High on a hilltop in Tuscany sits the village of Buggiano Castello is home to the most exquisite gardens filled with fragrant citrus trees, lemons, oranges, mandarins, pomellos….Read more
The Lucca restaurant making its point through innovation
Chefs have a choice. Run with the new, the unknown and the experimental, or fill their menus with dishes that cemented their early reputation. Yes, the favourites remain on the list – why would you want to disappoint long term fans of the dish seeking out signature dishes – think Riccardo Camanini at Lido 84 […]Read more
Rooting for Tuscan truffles
Never mind the Alba truffles of Piedmont, the Tuscans know that the white truffle found around Pisa and Siena tastes just as good – and, they say, it’s better value, too. Away from the noise of Piedmont, the autumn truffle-hunting season in Tuscany is said to be a quieter, more authentic affair and October is […]Read more
Kick off 2015 at an Italian carnival
Carnival time across Italy and many other Europe countries, particularly those with large Roman Catholic populations including Germany and the Netherlands, celebrates the arrival of Lent – the six week period of abstinence before Easter. So what way to prepare than to party! Here is a quick list of some of the best carnivals across […]Read more
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