In Firenze, at Casa Thiele alla Signoria

In the small village of Paterno, we meet Cristina, Luca and Babo Antonio. Cristina has prepared a feast for us: antipasti consisting of three kinds of tapenade, two kinds of Polenta, beans with homemade cinghiale sausages, mixed vegetables and a sunny desert. When we arrive at Anna’s Bed and Breakfast, Casa Thiele we are amazed […]

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Fall 2017 Travellers! Our homes, in Poggio Alla Croce and in Firenze

Our home at Agriturismo Il Colle, in Poggio Alla Croce. We stay here for two reasons, one is the setting.   Our country house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms with a complete kitchen, dining room and living room.         And the other reason we stay here is Giovanni, our host at Il Colle. Whether […]

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Waiting for the Santa Rosians (or Nancy, Toby, LeAnn, Mary and Lynda- I’m waiting for you!)

After a long winter, I’m back where  I belong, in Poggio Alle Croce at Elettra’s goat farm, a short walk from Il Colle. Spring is in full bloom here. The Lilacs are at their peak and the Wisteria is taking over every bit of real estate it can find. I made the first shopping trip to […]

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Four Californians and two Canadians will eat, drink, and celebrate the bounty of Tuscany

Itinerary for October  2016 Monday, Oct 17- Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 Monday, Oct 17 Group will be picked up at Florence airport in our rental van Arrive at Il Colle, Giovanni will welcome us with local Tuscan food Unpack, tour grounds, etc. Meet our neighbors and my good friends, Elettra and Andreas     Tuesday Oct […]

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