The 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼 is a delicious rice prepared with chicken livers and served with Tuscan pecorino. Find out how to prepare it quickly and easily. 🕖 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: quick 🍽 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: onion, oil, rice, tomato sauce, salt, broth, 200 grams of chicken livers, parmesan 👨🍳 𝐃𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐲: easy Fry lightly some chopped onion in oil. When it begins to wilt, add the needed quantity of rice, mixing it frequently with a wooden spoon so that it doesn’t stick on the bottom. Then pour into some tomato sauce, previously prepared and salted, and 1
Typical Tuscan folk recipe, Pici all’Aglione are popular above all in the low province of Siena, precisely in Cella sul Rigo (near San Casciano dei Bagni). The special dish has been celebrated every year the last Sunday of May during the Sagra dei Pici, since 1970. Ingredients For 4 persons: 500 grams of semola flour 200 ml (6.5 oz/or 3/4 cup) warm water juice of half a lemon 600 gr fresh tomatoes 10 gr garlic 30 gr extra-virgin olive oil 15 gr parsley salt to taste Preparation Pici are hand-made, somewhat irregular
Wherever you are across the world, we send you BIG virtual hugs. Together we can do this! In the meantime, we wish to remind ourselves and you that the beauty in this world will still be here with its many treasures to be enjoyed. We will come out of this crisis stronger because we stood together to help each other out. We will continue to share photos or videos of Tuscany, Cinque Terre etc…on Facebook page and the blog for this reason, to keep us dreaming of the day when
The heart of the Alpi Apuane (Apuan Alps) might be the most visually stunning in all of Tuscany. Roads marked by constant hairpin turns wind around precipitous, jagged mountains. Cool mountains air tempers even the sultriest summers. Most of the major cities and towns can be found along the Serchio, Italy’s third-largest river, that runs north-south. The Val di Lima (Lima Valley), formed by the Lima River, has for centuries been known for its curative thermal waters. San Marcello Pistoiese • 20 km (12 mi) east of Bagni di Lucca,
Good news! Don’t miss the chance to visit Italy! Save time, relax and travel without leaving your couch. Discover the most beautiful cities in Tuscany such as Siena, Monteriggioni, Pitigliano, and San Gimignano. Some of them are nestled on the rolling hills. You will enjoy the city sounds and unwind! Take in the relaxing cityscapes, ancient urban architecture, fountains, cobblestone streets, olive groves & vineyards and much more. Travel and open a virtual window to Tuscany Region! • The 9 Best Tuscany Tours of 2020: Discover Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena
Once Florence’s most fearsome rival, Siena remains the perfect medieval city to the south, rich with Gothic palaces and magnificent art. Proud of its past, Siena celebrates the Palio, with energy and emotion uncharged over the centuries. Siena is the perfect introduction to the celebrated hill towns, with the towers of San Gimignano and the Etruscan shadows of Volterra close at hand. Italy’s most enchanting medieval city, Siena is the one trip you should make in Tuscany if you make no other. Once there, you will undoubtedly be drawn to
The Origins of the City The origins of the city are rather uncertain, but in any case it is in recent times that the city has come into its own. After Pisa fell to the Florentines (1405), Livorno passed under Genoa which a few years later ceded it to Florence for 100,000 florins. On 28 March 1577 the foundation stone of modern Livorno was laid when it was decided to build a new port there as the old port of nearby Pisa was by now completely silted up. This was
Introduction Situated between Florence and Siena there is a third city, known as Chianti. This third city is formed of castles, fortress, towers, farms, Romanesque churches, rectories and chapels. The vineyards in this picturesque part of Tuscany produce the grapes used in namesake Chianti and Chianti Classico: world-famous reds sold under the Gallo Nero (Black Cockerel/Rooster) trademark. It’s a landscape where you’ll encounter historic olive groves, honey-coloured stone farmhouses, dense forests, graceful Romanesque pievi (rural churches), handsome Renaissance villas and imposing stone castles built in the Middle Ages by Florentine and Sienese
Introduction Unlike the other major art centres of Tuscany, Pisa is practically devoid of great Renaissance monuments for, in fact she made her fortune and accumulated her art treasures mainly during the Middle Ages. Actually, the peak of Pisa’s economic and political power was reached in the 12th-13th centuries when Pisa ships ruled the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was only during this time that the city, whose prosperity came from lucrative trade with the Orient could afford to commission the masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and architecture with which to embellish herself.
The City Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa and lies between the valley of Era and Cecina. Built on a hilly Pliocene ridge 545 metres a.s.l. surrounded by two defensive walls, one Etruscan and the other Medieval, it is one of the most important centres of Tuscany, for its monuments which testify 3,000 years of civilisation and for its traditional craftsmanship in alabaster whose product are one of Italy’s leading crafts. Useful links : • Click here to get directions • 4 unmissable things to do in Volterra
The La Spezia shore excursions need to feature on your next holiday destination La Spezia is an important Port on the western coast of Italy in the Ligurian region and is a major stop for Mediterranean cruise ships and passengers often stop at as it is a main departing point to visit the renewed mountainside villages of Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Lerici. La Spezia is a prime location to stop if you want to explore Tuscany and you can easily travel to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and in Liguria the pictoresque
Cinque Terre is a very particular Italian destination. Appreciated for a long time by foreign visitors, especially from the US and Northern Europe, lately, it has been living a sudden growth that makes it renowned all over the world. Under the name of Cinque Terre we find five old fishermen villages perched on the Ligurian coast, very close to Northern Tuscany, called Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. We have already talked about some of the wrong assumptions about Cinque Terre and gave you more information about this charming destination.
Are you planning a visit to Volterra and you are not sure about what you should see first? Here you’ll find 4 different things to do in the small, ancient city and everything you need to know to plan your visit. 1. Discover the Etruscan Volterra The site where the modern Volterra is found has been continuously inhabited as a city since the end of the 8th century BC. At the time the hill top town was called Velathri (or Vlathri), but later the Romans gave to the town its
Cinque Terre is one of the most fascinating destinations in Italy, on the bucket list of many visitors from across the world. Nowadays, these five little towns overlooking a crystal-clear sea are as famous as other top tourist attractions like Rome, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and Tuscany. Speaking of Tuscany, if you are planning a holiday to this marvelous region, it would be easy for you to plan a day trip to the five Cinque Terre towns too. They are located 130 km from Livorno, where many cruise ships dock