Le cacciatrici di Essenze (dual language)

(IT) Le cacciatrici di Essenze – C’è un nuovo progetto vicino al mio cuore. E’ raro avere la foto del momento esatto in cui un’idea nasce, ma questa è proprio la mia. È di alcuni anni fa, avevo appena lasciato la mia vita in Inghilterra per ricominciarne una nuova, nella mia terra, dopo 20 anni…

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana : Itineraries planned for, and led by, women to UNPLUG & ENJOY some ME-TIME Traveling Alone – It can be such a rewarding experience! Learning to travel alone can be the occasion to grow and re-connect with your inner –self. In the meantime, you can enjoy the companionship…

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream:  I discovered Simona Bertocchi…while eating an ice cream in Siena during a “Gelato Experience” with my language students. My passion for food and culture together with my obvious sweet tooth (hidden behind a “cultural mission”) is always a good excuse. Novel and Ice cream ? Simona is an Italian…

Italian Food Idioms – How do you translate it?

Italian Food  Idioms: How do you translate it? Come si traduce ?  – We all love good Italian food, and it can be interesting to find some Italian idioms that use food and drink to express a variety of meanings. It all reinforce the concept that food is central to Italian culture! Let’s have  a…

Beauty in a Glass

Beauty in a Glass In our previous article we went on a journey through the history of wine and its uses. Today we want to explore with you the effects that grapes and the “magical drink” can have on our appearances in addition to enhancing our good mood.  Let’s start by taking  a  look at……

When Wine meets Wellness

When Wine meets Wellness: a journey through the centuries Grapes are the fruits of Energy, and a highly energizing one! They are particularly rich in calories: 72 calories per 100 gr, and with the highest sugar content: 15-18gr fructose and glucose per 100 gr. Grape juice is ideal for breakfast as it provides immediately available…

Exploring the World of Tea

Exploring the World of Tea –  Cup of Tea anyone? It’s no mistery that our ChiarasTuscany team loves tea and everything tea-related. Maybe it’s our British double heart, maybe it is our French team connection , whatever the reason we truly are passionate about it! We have already mentioned that Tea  is not part of…

VINO- Word of the Week

VINO – Word of the Week : The last Word of the Week we chose for the  year 2019 was Capodanno,  with the numerous toasts (brindisi) made with Champagne and Prosecco. We have decided te stay on the topic and our first Word of the Week for 2020 is VINO. How do you say VINO…

Meet Duccio and his photos

Meet Duccio and his photos : Catching a moment, fixing an instant, capturing an expression, a look, the light of a particular moment … all of this is, for me, equivalent to making an instant last forever. Extending a moment, stopping time, as if it was endless.  Handing down something to those remaining after us…

Magic Pumpkin – La Zucca Magica (dual language)

(EN) MAGIC PUMPKIN (by CB & Amélie Amande) Leaving the house early in the morning, when  still dark,  coming back late in the evening, spending most of our time indoors … This is what winter is, for most of us. These are the months when we need help fighting the lack of light effects ….