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Steam-Train Ride in Tuscany

I was researching cooking classes in Tuscany, not steam-train experiences, but somehow I ran across a site describing a day-long treno a vapore excursion leaving from Siena. My husband is a huge railroad enthusiast, so I signed us up. On the appointed day, it was worth the fare (29 euros each) to see the small satisfied [...]

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Fri, May 31 2013 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle, Tuscany, Uncategorized, Wine and Beverages » No Comments

Under the Tuscan Rain Clouds

Since we arrived in Tuscany, it’s rained almost every day. From what I hear, it’s been an unusually cold and rainy spring.  And that’s saying something, because Tuscany is actually not the reliably sunny place we’ve been led to believe. Tuscans themselves don’t brag about savoring life under their sun; they know better. Comparing May [...]

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Thu, May 23 2013 » Italian food, Italian ingredients, Italian lifestyle, travel, Tuscany, Uncategorized » No Comments