Life Begins at 60!

I arrived in Fiesole the day before my friend Anna’s 60th birthday party. Her sister Do ( AKA The Baby) and niece, Klara, from Germany, were also early arrivals. Some of you will recognize Novella, the private chef who has cooked for Pronto Marcella’s guests and always creates a taste adventure. When the guests arrived, […]

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Italy: Re-Booted!

SPRING 2023 Writing, appreciating art, cuisine and culture in Florence and Tuscany Italy sings softly in my ear, urging me to return, insisting that it’s safe now. My heart literally aches when I look at photos from past adventures. In late September, I plan to re-visit my favourite sites alone and meet with my friends […]

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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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April in Tuscany

Robin, Debbie, Colleen and Daniel explored Tuscany with me and not only were they delightful company but enthusiastic travellers ready to embrace new experiences and friends. How do I summarize only some of the memories?   Here is a humble attempt! Meeting our famous neighbour, Giovanni On Tuesday morning, we strolled through Greve and then to […]

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Time to Say Goodbye

My last few days in Tuscany are always sad but with any luck, I’ll be back to pick olives next month

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