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Truffle hunting at the white truffle festival in San Miniato, Tuscany

Known as “diamonds of the kitchen” truffles have been a sought after delicacy since the days of the Assyrians as far back as 2000 BC and later by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. These days a little hilltop town in … Continue reading

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Siena. Il Campo.

“Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.” St Catherine of Siena, b. 1347 St Catherine was, I’m sure, probably speaking of losing yourself in religious ecstacy but her quote is just as applicable to a journey … Continue reading

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Siena. Arrival.

It’s easy to fall in love with Siena. Charles Dickens once described it as “a bit of Venice, without the water”. I was smitten just from a photo! And once you’re under her Gothic spell, you’re hooked. But as I … Continue reading

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