Tuscany 2020

Something new is in the air… Meet Arianna and Alessio of KM Zero Tours! For the past few years, I have been meeting with my friends Arianna and Alessio who own and operate  KM Zero Tours (Kilometer Zero Tours). Their philosophy meshes well with mine; get to know the people, the small villages, the local […]

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Fabulous Women Part 2

And here is  Nancy, who was on her way to New York and could not join the airport festivities in Munich. We took day trips to Lucca, Siena, Florence, and many other places along the way Let’s remember some of the great meals we enjoyed together… from our leisurely breakfasts with all kinds of coffee requests, […]

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How we do it in San Cerbone

We buy our everyday wine at the Sfuso.  “loose wine”  (“unpackaged” ). More properly defined: bulk wine, dream come true, wine on tap, wine from the cask (the barrel or container where wine is fermented, matured, stored or shipped) Bring your own bottles or container, and you can taste before you buy.       When […]

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Back home in Poggio alla Croce

What a delight to be back “home” and find that things have moved forward at San Cerbone in readiness for our special guests who will arrive on Friday, September 21. Those of you who remember Googa, the cat, will be sad to learn that he died recently after a long and happy life. Nero seems […]

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Our Home in Poggio Alla Croce, San Cerbone

My friends Elettra and Andreas have been renovating their property for the past 8 years. The first stage is three separate apartments each with two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room.  So that’s a total of 6 bedrooms plus there are 4 sofabeds. Here are some  photos:   Here are some exterior shots       […]

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