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Avignonesi – Exploring the Wines of Montepulciano

Our cycling excursions and walking tours through Tuscany visit many of this lovely regions more prestigious wine zones. One of our favorite destinations – both for its stunning hilltop location, and the picturesque vineyards that surround it, is Montepulciano. The … Continue reading

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Risotto con Funghi Freschi – Risotto with Fresh Mushrooms

On our late summer and fall tours, whether we are hiking in the Dolomites or cycling through Tuscany, a wide array of lovely mushrooms appears on our dinner menus or impresses us as we visit an outdoor market. The varieties … Continue reading

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Exploring Bassano del Grappa – From Grappa and White Asparagus to Hemingway and Palladio

Bassano del Grappa is a beautiful town we visit often on our cycling adventures and hiking tours. Bassano has played a critical role in the history of the region, inspired artists from Palladio to Hemingway, and its singular terrain produces … Continue reading

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Insalata di Barbabietola con Mele e Formaggio di Capra – Beet, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

One of my Christmas gifts this year was Lidia Bastianich’s new cookbook, “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine”.  This is a great addition to my library of Italian cookbooks, with a comprehensive overview of ingredients and techniques. Of course, … Continue reading

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Exploring Bolzano – Gateway to the Dolomites

Nestled within picturesque green hills lies Bolzano, Italy – the capital of Alto Adige/Sudtirol, and the gateway to the Dolomites. It’s an easy destination to get to, with its own airport, or a couple of hours drive or train ride … Continue reading

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