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Montepulciano Christmas Market

Montepulciano: A Christmas Market

It’s finally December! Can you feel that warm fuzzy Christmas spirit all around? This time of year always gets my serotonin running high. I love the smell of hot food and cinnamon sticks, pine trees and a fireplace. Although the presents that show up at the bottom of the tree Christmas morning are a very exciting moment; there is so much more to the month of December. Decorated in the holiday spirit and shining lights all around it’s difficult not...

Chianti Classico Wine Cellar Tuscany Italy Enoteca Falorni

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...

Quasi Quasi and Beta Bar

Beta Bar and Quasi Quasi: The Beat-ing Hearts of Valdarno Tuscany

There are all kinds of social spots, hundreds of cafes and thousands of pubs and bars all over the world. Hired servers and bartenders who can make a good drink in exchange for, usually, a pricey payment. This type of experience is easy to find anywhere and, generally, the experience ends there. However, in my travels to Europe, I found a very special place in one of the most unexpected corners of the world. Where the experience of food and...