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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Our itinerary: art, olives, and jewish history in tuscany

Here is the rough plan of our adventure! Where we are staying: Agritourismo Il Colle in Poggio alle Croce ( near figline valdarno/incisa) Tuesday Oct 28 Day 1 Group picked up at Florence airport, mid afternoon. Welcome reception at Il Colle-  Marcie is cooking! Unpack, relax! if  anyone is feeling energetic: drive around the neighbourhood: […]

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What is “Pronto Marcella” all about?

Since 2004, I have been lucky to spend extended time in Tuscany. The people that have become my friends accept me and I’m treated like part of the family.  Picking olives, cooking, hiking, and making art together are the activities that have led to the kinds of conversations that cement friendships. When I return to […]

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