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Italian Aperitivo

Aperitivo – The Italian Happy Hour!

When you see people mingling outside a local bar, it means it’s aperitivo time! Italian aperitivo is like any other happy hour,  just so much better!  The drinks are cheap and there is so much free food! Some aperitivos are served as a rich […]

TUSCAN WINES, TUSCAN FOOD|

Sagra Tuscan Village Feast

Great local food in good company – Try Sagra Tuscan Village Feast!

All informed travellers know, that the best food is served where the local people come to eat! Many are seeking for the ‘local things‘, far away from other tourists, to get the best products and prices, but also to […]

LOCAL HAPPENINGS, TUSCAN FOOD|

Fried courgette flowers

Everything is good fried, even the slippers. Try fried courgette flowers! Delicious, decorative and very elegant starter in weddings and special occasions. You can fry any vegetable you like. In July it’s courgette season in Tuscany, and that is what we are having! You can also fry the yellow courgette […]

TUSCAN FOOD|

Great Food in Florence

Great food in Florence, dining with rustic charm!

Looking for great food and rustic charm in Florence? Here’s Olive’s selection of few charming restaurants and trattorias in the Tuscan capital with local atmosphere. Places with a bit of history, that serve genuine Tuscan dishes. Perfect spots for a dinner with family […]

TUSCAN FOOD|

Cecchini the Butcher from Panzano

When in Chianti, you will come across some of the great personalities, who were born, lived or visited the area. One is Giovanni Da Verrazzano, the famous navigator and explorer. Another one is Leonardo Da Vinci, who according to the locals painted the Monna Lisa in Chianti. The powerfull Ricasoli […]

TUSCAN FOOD, CHIANTI CLASSICO|