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I pici alle vongole recipe

I pici alle vongole recipe

Pici is a local pasta specialty from the province of Siena. It is a thick hand rolled pasta made from flour and water. Pici Toscani are similar to fat spaghetti. The local people from Montepulciano "i poliziani" eat pici quite often. Since I moved here, I only eat...

Easter holidays in Tuscany

Easter holidays in Tuscany

Easter 2021 During the Easter holidays the whole of Italy was classified "red" from 3 - 5 April. In a red zone it is prohibited to leave your hometown except for work and health reasons. Over the Easter period we were allowed to visit friends and families in their...

Virtual Brunello wine tasting

Virtual Brunello wine tasting

For those who cannot travel to Tuscany I have decided to organize a new perfect stay-at-home activity: a virtual Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting! The focus of this online tasting is on learning and having fun. I have hosted several virtual wine tastings but I can...

One day in Florence

One day in Florence

Florence Spending one day in Florence may not be enough to discover the city. Florence is a place you have to see once in your lifetime. It is the city of cities for tourists. Every year millions of people visit Florence. At the moment, due to the impact of the...

Snowfall in Montepulciano

Snowfall in Montepulciano

I live in Italy since 12 years and I have never seen it snow in Montepulciano. This morning everything changed with lots of snow. As soon as I saw the countryside I rushed to get dressed to go outside for a walk in Montepulciano. There was nobody on the street. I...

Exercising outside in Montepulciano

Exercising outside in Montepulciano

Exercising in Montepulciano In this challenging time doing some sports are good. Running outside is what I do daily. I want to stay fit. Physically and mentally. While running face masks are not required, fortunately. It is safe to run outside in Montepulciano. Fresh...

Covid-19 update Italy

Covid-19 update Italy

The latest news Coronavirus in Tuscany Italy was the first country outside China to face a major corona outbreak. We went into a lockdown for at least 9 weeks in 2020. The restrictions against coronavirus were strict. Last summer we managed to keep the infection rates...

Wine tasting in Campania

Wine tasting in Campania

Wine region Campania Campania is a wonderful wine region in southern Italy. It has an old wine tradition. It was one of the most famous wine regions of the Romans. The vineyards in Campania are mostly inland, not directly along the coast. The soils are influenced by...