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Greve Chianti: The Enoteca Falorni | Food and Wine

Greve! An unrecognized place in Tuscany Italy, but one which I believe is special because of its wine and cured meats specialty shops. It’s especially lovely because of the Enoteca, also known as a library of wine. The Enoteca Falorni is one of those places that if you don’t know about it you might never notice it was there. From the outside, you don’t see much but a staircase leading down to sliding glass doors. Upon entrance, your eyes bulge at the...

Calcio Storico: Historical Florentine Football

Did you know that soccer, better known throughout the world as football, was born in Florence? But this isn’t just an average football game. This summer I went to the wildest sport that exists today. My friends had told me it would a really violent and bloody game and man were they right! Calcio Storico is the modern day gladiator sport with men battling on a battlefield while playing football. At the game, you will see men knocking each other...

Sagona: A Farm to Table Restaurant - A lovely place to grab a bite to eat in Tuscany Italy.

Sagona: A Farm to Table Resturant

Let me start by painting a picture of this hidden gem of a restaurant: at the bottom of Montagna del Pratomagno a narrow road winds up to a beautiful small building, and at first, appears to be a house. Surrounded by a forest this quaint restaurant gives its visitors the feeling of walking into an Italian home. As you park on gravel and walk up to this quaint stone structure, you approach a green glass door, with wooden tables and chairs placed outside on the...

Carnival Viareggio

The Colors of Viareggio Carnival

Viareggio Carnivale! This event is considered the most important Carnival festival in Italy and even in all of Europe. This history of  Carnival in Viareggio stretches all the way back to 1873 when the locals of this seaside town wanted to protest against the rising of taxes. You can see in the photos below how the floats have a political commentary attached to each display as it cruises down the promenade. The air filled with confetti, and the bright colors surrounding me...