After my first holiday stay at Montestigliano luxury farmhouse in Tuscany, I knew there would have to be a second. It is a Northern Italy dream!
While staying at Palazzo Donati palace, in the Northern Italy town of Mercatello sul Metauro, I got a tagliatelle lesson from Nonna Lina Mazzanti.
Tasso is a trendy hostel in Florence, Italy that is located on the other side of the Arno that seems to attract the younger traveler.
After arriving in Florence, we drove just a few miles South of Siena to Villa Pippistrelli, a luxury Tuscan villa located on the Monstegliano estate.
The blind olive oil tasting was taking place at the Montestigliano estate in Tuscany, 15 miles from Siena. Four different brands would be represented.
A Lampredotto sandwich is a Florentine tradition, Tuscan street food at its finest and a favorite amongst all the Italian comfort foods.
I am in Tuscany, at a professional pottery studio with a ceramic expert. Could I possibly leave without getting a potters wheel education from a master?
I had just written about my bucket list adventures to Spain, France and Galapagos when two more opportunities came my way; Switzerland and Tuscany, Italy.
The famous Harrys Bar in Venice is the birthplace to the Bellini and at $22 each, it has surely got to be one of the best cocktails in Italy.
Most of my time in Northern Italy was spent with my jaw dropped, nearly to the ground. There were stunning views everywhere. Here are the most amazing.