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La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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Category Archives: Tuscany
♦ Their Story is My Story ♦ “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell … Continue reading
🍷I’m concluding the second series of the Italian Wine Trails & Tales with my own tale about meeting my wine friend, Samuele Bianchi…a very special meeting for a very special reason. Let me explain… 🍷A Winemaker Near Lucca, Tuscany… Sometime … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Visits “a Noble Palazzo in the Heart of Florence” ♥ Ah, Florence! There is just so much to see and experience in this iconic and magnificent city… There so much to see that, in a short … Continue reading
🍷Famous Sustainable Tuscan Winery Merges Delicately with Nature 🍷 Chianti Classico and Antinori are almost synonymous but the Antinori family isn’t one to rest on its reputation…Susan introduces us to their innovative and futuristic approach to wine making… Buried … Continue reading
🍷Tuscany is well-known for its extraordinary wines…Val takes us to an off-the-beaten track part of this region that you may not know about and may want to put on your list to visit the next time you’re in Italy!
Looking back on 2016, WOW! What a mixed bag – on all levels! A roller coaster ride of blockbuster proportions on some fronts – personal and global… Changes, upsets, upheavals, progress, set backs, surprises…letting go and embracing and … reunions, … Continue reading
🍷 Si! I’m delighted to share… MORE Italian Wine Trails & Tales! 🍷 Last June I invited a group of fellow bloggers, who also happen to love Italy and be avid wine lovers, to tell us about one of their … Continue reading
♥ Reflections on My Italian Journey ♥ September 4 – October 27, 2016 “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton Is it possible to ever get enough of Tuscany? As I come to the last few days … Continue reading
♥ I knew I had some roots in Tuscany in the hills of Garfagnana near Lucca but I didn’t learn the whole story until recently… ♥ We may not have much choice on how and where our story begins but … Continue reading