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Wine tasting in Tuscany – Fattoria Fibbiano

You can’t go far in Tuscany without seeing a winery, vineyard or agriturismo (wonderful working vineyards where you can stay) and Terricciola had some of the finest wine producers you can come across.

We’ve discovered many wine producers of varying sizes over the years but of course are always keen to discover more. This trip we went along to the Fattoria Fibbiano, where the wonderful Dalila and Giuseppe were happy to greet us and show us round their site. We had a wonderful personalised tour of where their wine is produced, how it’s made and the different processes involved and it all culminated with 45 minutes of wine tasting. Yup, 45 minutes to sample some of the best wines Tuscany has to offer. Lucky us!Continue reading

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Where to eat in Tuscany – Castelfalfi

We’ve just come back from nearly 3 weeks in one of our favourite places in the world, Tuscany. If you follow my blog or any of my social media channels, you’ll know we go there often and every time we do, I fall in love with the place even more.

We’re lucky to be able to spend as much time there as we’d like and it’s important for us that our daughter grows up with this beautiful place in her life and even speaks Italian (which I’m desperately trying to master).

Obviously, with Italy, comes Italian food. My absolute favourite cuisine. And we did a lot of eating (to the detriment of my weight loss) and a lot of drinking (oops). So onto the point…where to eat in Tuscany…Continue reading

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Antica Osteria – Lucca, Tuscany

On our recent trip to Tuscany, we headed back to where is quickly becoming one of our favourite places to spend time – Lucca. It was a gloriously sunny day and we were hungry…

After wondering through the town and enjoying perusing the windows of the stunning shops, we stumbled across a little courtyard filled with perfectly set tables and fairy-lights in the trees. A promising start for an al fresco dining experience. We quickly had a glance at the menu and all agreed this would be our spot for a special lunch. This was the Antica Osteria, the restaurant at the 5-star Hotel Noblesse, in Lucca’s city centre. Continue reading

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