Tag Archives: Travel

Time for Dinner in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy will steal your heart – in so many ways! One of those ways is the familiarity of people that we’ve been so lucky to meet, and thus become friends with, over our years of visiting. Included among those friends are the family at Trattoria Roberto, one of our favorite dinner spots. Here’s the […]

Bistecca Anyone?

Hungry for a bit of meat?…..When you crave a thick, perfectly cooked Bistecca, and just happen to be in Lucca, Italy, stop by Rusticanella 2 for dinner. Mention that you know “The Paparazzo” and you are ensured of getting a great seat in the house – enjoy!!

A Taste of Lucca, Italy

When a picture is worth a thousand words, why even type a word? Right? So here’s to each of you in hopes you’ve had a happy Monday! If so, (or if not…), go grab a glass of wine and make a toast – to tomorrow… Surely it’s 5 o’clock somewhere…Cheers! (Photo taken at Trattoria Da Leo […]

September Grapevine in Fiesole

Always the small things that make us stop, stare, savor, and wish for more days just like this one – in Fiesole, Italy. Beauty in small doses, indeed.

Hungry For Lunch?

How about a peek at some of the delightful dishes served in one of our favorite little lunch spots in Florence, Italy? Delighted to share just one of the reasons we never can get enough of Italy – the food, the wine, the friends….If only we had this “fast food” as a lunch option during the work week […]

Conti Tuscany Flavors – Let’s All Go Shopping!!!

First off – let me state a fact: If you can’t find something from Conti Tuscany Flavours (here’s their Facebook Page) to pack in your suitcase by which to remember Florence, Italy…well my dears, there is no shopping hope for you! I’m just saying…bring on the bubble wrap and let’s go browsing! Located close to Mercato Centrale (home of the Conti […]

Lusting For Dessert In Italy

Why, hello, everyone! Yes, it’s been a while…sure hope this was worth the wait! Last time we met, we were just about to lick our plates finish our dinner at Black Bar and Restaurant at the StarHotels – Anderson in Milan, Italy. (In case you missed it, click here for the post.) Yes, I know….I left you hanging […]

Let’s Get This Holiday Started!

Cin cin! Salute! Cheers! A scene from our last visit to Rusticanella 2 in Lucca, Italy seemed the appropriate way to say: Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy Memorial Day. Now – get out there and get your grill on!

Scenes From the Markets in Italy

Fresh, local, seasonal…..words we hear a lot in the US lately. In Italy, these are words that are not new to them – this is how they shop, eat, and enjoy healthy meals. Let’s walk around the market and decide what will tempt us today…. How about some sliced meats, if we are feeling like […]

Bella Lucca!

With nearly perfect weather, Spring vegetables on the menu, and festivals galore, what’s not to love about Lucca, Italy? Let’s take a walk around town to enjoy the views. How about lunch at gli Orti di Via Elisa? Spring Vegetable Soup for one, please. After a walk around the wall….. …..with a view of the […]