As the weather gets hotter, we always have a craving for something fresh. While gelato is a delight, there are also many Italian delights that you might never have heard of. While this specific treat is native to Sicily, we enjoy a refreshing coffee granita by the pool quite often these days, plus its made from high-quality Italian espresso which means you can’t go wrong with flavor.  Continue reading

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Wiggly, long, re-filled, flat – there are a million different ways you can find pasta (or people) in Italy. Every region has their own specialties and Tuscany is no different. We are proud of all that can be done with a bit of flour, egg, water and patience, in our restaurant L’Olivaia, we are constantly trying new recipes and playing around with Italian traditions. For our post of the week, we wanted to share our top three types of pasta that hail from ‘Under The Tuscan Sun.’  Continue reading

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As the temperatures heat up, our thoughts are on how to stay cool in what can be sweltering summer days in Italy. Though we have a gorgeous pool overlooking a beautiful panoramic visit of the Vicchio hillside, sometimes you need a nice drink to go along with what most certainly will be a relaxing holiday stay in Tuscany.  Continue reading

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