Lovers have scampered to Tuscany for centuries. Verona may have Romeo, and Venice may have singing gondoliers, but Tuscany has glorious hulking bistecca alla fiorentina steaks washed down with great carafes of rich chianti wine, secluded walks in sprawling renaissance gardens, hill-top sunsets, and art, architecture and aperitivi aplomb. Rent a car and hit the road from Pisa to explore […]
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Recently I had the chance to virtually sit down with Gabriele Tacconi, Ruffino’s chief winemaker, to hear about the launch of its “Gran Selezione,” a new, upper-echelon expression of Tuscany’s most famous wine, Chianti. Gran Selezio...
Where to find the massive Bistecca alla Fiorentina, plus several new restaurants, Day of the Dead celebrations, and other food-related things to do. [ more › ]
The setting for Shakespeare's great tale of teenage obsession, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is an Italian city of love and affection. Singleton Daisy Dunn wonders if she will be swept off her feet.
This flagship, Tuscan steak is made from the region's Chianina breed of cattle which are prized for their tenderness and flavor. In typical Italian style, simplicity rules the day; little more than olive oil, rosemary, and salt are ...