Category Archives: Tuscany

Sated Yet?

There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.”  Somehow, it seems apt.  There is the … Continue reading

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Volterra: Not Just For Twi-hards and Oenophiles

One of the last towns we visited in our week in Tuscany was the town of Volterra.  According to Rick Steves*, this vibrant and history-laden town was recently in the international limelight because it was used as the backdrop for … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Splash of Color

Weekly Writing Challenge: Splash of Color Palio di Siena (or Il Palio) is a very old but still observed festival in Siena at least twice a year.  The tradition dates back to medieval times. It is a horse race where the … Continue reading

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A Little Town Called Volpaia

  During our recent trip through the Tuscany region, we stayed at a Villa in the outskirts of Florence. The Villa was up one of the hills in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli. The place was called Borgo I Vicelli. Beyond the gates … Continue reading

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Tuscan Heat

There’s nothing like being “Under the Tuscan Sun,” as the book goes. Well, I have to say that the Tuscan sun was beating down on us for the first three days of our trip. Think of highs in the 104 … Continue reading

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I’d Really Like To Do This One Day

A few days ago, the daily post challenge was to write about something we always talk about but never do. I thought about all the things I say I’d like to see, hear, experience, acquire, and I thought, I … Continue reading

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