Tuscan Rain, Lightening Strikes and the Olive Harvest

The lightning​ storm last week, was fierce, as lightning bolts raced across the blackened Tuscan sky. Without any "unnatural illumination" the magnificent dark sky provided a backdrop for the white streaks of light which could be seen shooting towards the fortified gem of San Gusme (867 BC) and over the glorious 12th century Montebenichi in the … Continue reading Tuscan Rain, Lightening Strikes and the Olive Harvest

The Tuscan Sweet Life with Gli Antichi Sapori (Pasticceria)

Mio marito (my husband) and I decided to sit at a table located on the terrazzo outside Bar Centrale, hoping the beige awnings would provide some protection from the impending rain.  I chose the tavolo (table) in the far corner thinking we would read the Siena giornale (newspaper); the cool metal of the silver chairs feeling … Continue reading The Tuscan Sweet Life with Gli Antichi Sapori (Pasticceria)