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 […]
duomo in florence
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! […]
Five San Franciscians discover the Secret Tuscany, Sept 2015
Day 1 Sept 21, Monday Giovanni and Marcella meet the group at Firenze airport and whisk them to Agriturismo Il Colle where we have antipasto and prosecco outside of our farmhouse. Dinner is frittata and of course, more wine. Day 2 Sept 22, Tuesday Figline Market for early risers: Carol, Marcie and Lois while Bill […]
First photos from Firenze!
Safe and sound, here I am in Firenze. Thanks to Cristina and Luca for the use of their apartment until I go to the countryside to get ready for the California group’s arrival! Enjoy the slide show!