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Lunch in Viareggio

This summer saw my second trip to the coastal town of Viareggio in Italy. It’s a strange place, but in summer, it’s a wonderful place to spend the day in one of the many beach clubs.

Next door to the richer, more popular Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio seems a little stuck in the past. Stuck in its hey-dey of the first half of the 20th century, but in a good way. The wide, almost American roads and promenades, go for miles, along the sea front. A walk-way runs the length of the town and takes you strolling past the different beach clubs, some with pools and bars, but all with loungers and cabanas on the beach.Continue reading

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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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