Discover The Legend of The Invention of Chickpea Flatbread Legend has fixed its origin of Chickpea Pie (Farinata di Ceci) at the end of the war between the maritime republics of Genoa and Pisa, to be exact in 1284. We are in the days of the battle of Meloria and the victorious Genovese are going to navigate to their city, carrying on board many Pisan prisoners. A storm, however, makes it difficult to return to Liguria. The wind raged and the ship is chaos: the sacks of chickpeas in the

Off the beaten Paths of Tuscany: Lari (Casciana Terme Lari) Lari, a quaint little Tuscan town nestled in the Pisan Hills. We were there today on a private tour with a lovely group of Australian ladies who are on holidays in Lucca What You Can See in Lari Village Lari is an etruscan town situated along the way from Pisa to Volterra and it was, in the past, the capital of Pisan Hills. In Lari you can visit a fortress of the renaissance period, well preserved and opened to visitors.

It is Harvest time in Tuscany at the moment which means it is a fantastic time to visit the wineries of the region as they are hubs of activity. Our wine tasting tours are very popular at this time of year, as the weather is perfect for wandering around vineyards and enjoying Tuscan wine in the sunshine. There are also many wine festivals at this time of the year, where you can enjoy delicious food and wine outdoors while the weather is still lovely and warm. For more information on upcoming