Posts made in July, 2007

Wine Tasting in Tuscany - Chianti

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The fun Pierluigi is a role model for wine tasting guides. A wonderful lunch, a great Chianti Classico to taste, and a little lesson on the secrets behind the making of a great Tuscan wine, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Enjoy!

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Homemade Tortellini the Tuscan way

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Home made Tortellini, watch the video! The recipe for making homemade tortellini..some details will escape your attention, like the grated nutmeg or some dialog that is not properly translated, but watching this lady preparing Tortellini for Christmas and New Year’s is very relaxing, and if you follow what she is doing and the subtitles you will have great homemade tortellini yourself [youtube ynBaq9oxsl8&hl]

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The Palio of Siena on July 2, 2007

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The incredible race that even after 900 years does not seem to have lost any excitement and still gives strong emotions to any specator, first-timer or Siena native, it does not matter. The Palio of Siena of July 2, 2007 has been a continued sequence of spectacular events. Jokeys to the ground, horses running counterways, and an unforgettable head to head finish feat that brought havok in Siena.Do Enjoy it, the Palio of Siena of July 2, 2007, here it is for you!

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Quick and Easy Bruschetta

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Mixed BruschettaAn easy and quick way to accommodate the taste of the majority of your guests, with a touch of simple things and of Tuscany.Ingredients: Goat cheese and tomato (self explanatory)VEGETABLE PUREE - FOR 10 PEOPLE:8-1/2 oz (250 grams) Lentils8-1/2 oz (250 grams) Chick Peas8-1/2 oz (250 grams) Cannellini beanssalt, extra vergine olive oil, tomato concentrate-to taste2 cloves garlic2 sprigs of fresh rosemary1 hot pepper (peperoncino) Preparation:Boil the vegetables and drain them; meanwhile fry the garlic, rosemary, and some of the hot pepper in the olive oil and then add the vegetables with a bit of their water. Add salt to taste and tomato concentrate for a touch of color. Pass through a food mill and add a bit of oil. Place on top of the...

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Sorano in Tuscany

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The Masso Leopoldino represents one of the most striking features of this incredible town. The Rocca - as it is called in italian - has been appreciated for its strategical qualities since the Middle Ages and was probably fotified by additional structures before the 9th century. Taking a drive in the south of Tuscany during your vacation, you will find a special little town. Park your car in the outside parking space and prepare to walk up hill into a fantasy world. You will first follow the path up to the fortress which has stood here for years - get a ticket and visit the underground museum. The buildings both historic and the modern day rental vacation villas are made from the particular type of material called tuff. It is unique in...

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