We had been concerned about this year's olive harvest given the recent drought in Tuscany. We were warned that the impact of "Lucifer's wrath" would be a much smaller olive yield than experienced in past years (Blogs dated August 13th & September 27). However, we were simply thrilled to be able to participate in a … Continue reading Our Primo (first) Tuscan Olive Harvest (Part 1).
We had taken our visiting friends on the strenuous walk, climbing the white road leading to the ancient hilltop village of San Gusme. It was time for a morning caffè (coffee), as well, we had to work off some of the fabulous Vino Rosso (red wine) and local Tuscan food we had been indulging in … Continue reading The Cimitero (Cemetery) of San Gusme and the Festa di Tutti i Santi (All Saints Day) in Tuscany
Last evening, the sunset towards citta da (city of ) Siena was mesmerizing, as a soft blanket of yellow and golds filled the sky covering the tired sun. He was being laid to rest for the night, awaiting his lover moon. “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much that … Continue reading A Tuscan Sunset, an eco Maratona (Marathon) in Chianti and Grappa.
Located outside of the "slow food" villaggio (village) of Castelnuovo Berardenga and across from the glorious vineyards of the Felsina Winery, there is a magnificent statue of a Black Rooster that glistens on a sunny day, as though it has been roasting on an open fire. The Black Rooster was designed by Luca e Stafano Ruggeri to honour the … Continue reading Living in the Southern Chianti Classico Region of Tuscany under the wing of the Black Rooster.
We left the Casale (country house) at first light listening to the hum of the vehicle as we drove along the winding white road to the exit of the estate. The sun was just rising and we were savouring another day's sunrise, with the soft pale pink and yellow flickers of light illuminating the grey stone … Continue reading Greve in Chianti and a day with Cani (Dogs)