Posts made in January, 2007

Ticket Museum In Tuscany

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Getting the most for your time at the Tuscan  Museums:Why be bothered waiting in long hot lines, when you can reserve a spot in advance at one of the more famous museums in all of Tuscany.  Do it yourself, with contained reservation fees - read about this and other museums right here. Or why bother waiting in any lines when you aren’t sure if this is the right museum.  There are so many truely interesting places in the many towns of Tuscany - check out the places you might be interested in before you get to the ticket booth. Organize before you arrive and save yourself the long hot and uncomfortable wait outside of the Uffizi to Botticelli or outside of the Academia to see the ever famous Davide by Micheangelo.  One of...

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More about Tuscan Fairs and events in March

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Dear Readers We sifted through a long list of possible activites and picked those which we accessed to be characteristic - fun and in areas easy to find. We have based our list on info provided by the local governments - however we are not responsabile if these activities are cancelled, moved or unavailable. March 24,25,26 at Certaldo:Sagra del Tartufo Marzuolo, Food festival for Truffles marzuolo (from March). They serve dinner on the 17 18 19 as well as the 24 25 26 of March BUT they also serve lunch on the 19 and 26. This is very requested and you MUST make a reservation - however I can say it is also delicious!! Click here for a Reservation Form or call +39 0571.668974,cell +39 338.7415160 MIXED ANTIPASTO Crostini with Truffles Polenta...

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Tuscany Fairs in March

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Dear Readers We have sifted through a long list of possible activites and picked those which we accessed to be characteristic - fun and in areas easy to find. We have based our list on info provided by the local governments - however we are not responsabile if these activities are cancelled, moved or unavailable. March 7 - March 21 The weeks before Easter are filled with local traditional and sweets called Cenci March 8 at San Ugo Valdarno: Fiera della Salacca, salacca is slang in Italian for a type of salted fish and as custom would have it the weeks before Easter meat was banned and dishes based on this ingredient were numerous. Many towns celebrate this event by either bringing out the local variations of the salacca or arringa. WHERE IS...

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Useful telephone advices in Tuscany

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So how do you make a phone call in Tuscany? It is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3 if you already know the answers. We have done a little footwork for you and provided a list of helpful ideas for making your vacation in Tuscany as relaxing as possible.Using a phone in Italy can be confusing for first time travellers - or anyone for that matter. What should you know about making international phone calls? Trying to call home? Any calls going out of Italy need to have a country code in front of them. Country codes can be seen as either a + sign and a number or a number with two 00 in front: EXAMPLE: +1 (303) 640-4339 or 001 202 600 4339 EXAMPLE: +44 020 7841 1349 or 0044 050 7871 1349 When you see the + in front of the number you...

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Ricotta Cake

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Ricotta Cake Many times the Italians just lump all cheese in the salata category - thinking that it is best eaten with the main course but there are some special exceptions on the menu where the cheese can go either way depending on the condiments served. Ricotta cheese is great with either salty foods or sweet foods and in this receipe it is great as a dessert. Ingredients: 500 gr. of fresh, creamy ricotta cheese100 gr. sugar150 gr. whipping cream2 eggs whitesWhip egg whites and set aside. Mix ricotta cheese, sugar and whipping cream together. Mix well. Add egg whites. Served chilled with fresh fruit (strawberries, peaches or raspberries). It has a rich creamy texture like a thick vanilla...

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