Every town and village in Italy has its own festival, which often goes back to centuries-old traditions. While at the famous "Palio di Siena" horse and rider are racing around the Campo, in Passignano sul Trasimeno young men are rowing in old-style wooden boats at the "Palio delle Barche". And in our village of Castel Rigone, the "barbarians" go wild ...
Not only for wine lovers, the name Montalcino evokes images of vineyards in the warm sunlight and the taste of earth and full-bodied fruit flavors.The famous little town amidst gentle hills is one of the highlights of every gourmet trip in Southern Tuscany.
When we think of bean stew, we usually have in mind a mashy pap from a tin can or "chili con carne" from a field kitchen.
But there are also noble varieties of beans that are very popular with gourmets. These include the "Fagiolina del Trasimeno", which has been cultivated since antiquity in the fertile wetlands around Lake Trasimeno. We tell you, what can be made out of the inconspicuous tiny beans ...
By ferry boat you can reach two of the islands in Lake Trasimeno: the Isola Polvese from San Feliciano, the Isola Maggiore from Passignano or from Tuoro.Both islands are car-free and, apart from Sundays and holidays, they are sleeping peacefully in the midst of Lake Trasimeno, the blue eye of Umbria.An ideal destination for a peaceful day trip.
Florence is one of the main tourist centers in Italy and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Quite rightly, because there is really much to see. Not only the Venus by Botticelli in the Uffizi and Michelangelo's David in the Accademia, the Cathedral and the Baptistery with its bronze doors by Brunelleschi or the Ponte Vecchio with its goldsmith shops. There are also many hidden treasures such as the frescoes of Fra Angelico in San Marco or the Giardini Baldini.
The question is, where you can find good and affordable food. Here are our personal tips.