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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Meet Nancy Johnson, Guest Photographer

I was very fortunate to have Nancy Johnson, a superb photographer from Santa Rosa California, among my guests at Il Colle in April.   When I look at her photographs, I re-visit the beauty, peace and excitement of our time together in Tuscany. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing some of your photos with us!   […]

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Tuscan adventures: A photo essay

Pronto Marcella is totally booked for 2017!  However, I am taking inquiries for Spring and Fall 2018. Please send me a message if you would like to create your own personal adventure in Tuscany. In the meantime, enjoy the slideshow. I’m  looking forward to hosting my groups in April, September and October 2017!       […]

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Our last great adventure

Wine tasting and tour of Villa Medicea di Lilliano and our farewell dinner     My friend Eric recently became the manager of the Villa Medicea di Lilliano near Grassina. We were excited to see how he has transformed this century-old estate, making it a world-class venue for weddings, corporate retreats or simply for those who […]

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