CAFFE’ CON CHIARA hands-on EXPERIENCE

CAFFE’ CON CHIARA EXPERIENCE – BASIC ITALIAN to get by, COFFEE CULTURE, CURIOSITÀ,  & LIFESTYLE Understanding Italy through the language “Caffè con Chiara”, together with “Caffè & Giornale” and “ Italiano in Cinquecento” are the three available on line courses that we offer based on different levels. “Caffè con Chiara”  is now also available as…

Tuscany Lemon Gardens

Tuscany Lemon Gardens I was born in Siena, in a house just outside the historic city centre, with a big garden.  I was used to seeing terracotta vases with lemon plants. They were part of the house, I never asked where they came from, nor did I notice that, in winter, they disappeared from the…

The Francigena Road, first true European journey

The Francigena Road, first true European journey- The famous Francigena Road is not a single long trail, but rather a dense network of country tracks, small paths and streets along a challenging itinerary, 1800 Km long.  In the Middle Ages, this  was the most important  road connecting Rome to Northern Europe. Sigerico’s Diary  The Francigena…

A Piedi in Toscana (dual language)

(IT) – Siamo partiti Domenica mattina, di buon’ora, per un percorso a piedi  nella mia amata Val d’Orcia.  Obiettivo: una Domenica di slow travel, alla ricerca di un momento per riconnettersi con noi stessi, educandoci “all’ascolto del Silenzio”, all’abitudine di “Guardare” e non solo “Vedere”. Un gruppo di “viaggiatori lenti”; abbiamo scelto un  itinerario che…

Walk with Ghost (all included)

Walk with Ghost (all included) by Mari R: – I must admit that this is a post I would never have imagined writing. I was only out for a peaceful walk in the wood, so, I didn’t take either the camera or the mobile with me.  I wanted to hear nothing but birds singing and…

WALK, LOOK, LOVE: the Romitorio of Cetinale (By Marì R.)

WALK, LOOK, LOVE: the Romitorio of Cetinale – There is a magnificent villa in the peaceful sienese countryside (contado senese). I could tell you that Flavio Chigi wanted this villa to be built to celebrate his uncle Fabio Chigi who had become Pope Alexander the seventh. I could tell you about the beautiful garden with…

Barga

Our little, big, Barga (by M.Regoli & CB): La Garfagnana is a less renowned part of Tuscany. It’s a wide area of the Appennino, not far from Lucca, a town that I adore. Garfagnana The Garfagnana is rich in small villages scattered along the woods. It’s a place that sends you back immediately to autumn,…