Discovering the Other Tuscany
Chianti, Florence, Siena...we all know them and we all love them. Yet most people do not realize just how large a region Tuscany is, and just how much more there is to discover!
During my uncountable times I have taken the train between La Spezia and Rome, I became fascinated with this beautiful, less developed coastline to one side and lovely rolling hills with little villages dotted them to the other side. The area I am specifically referring to is between Livorno and Monte Argentario, otherwise knowns as the Etruscan Coast and the Maremma. I started researching this area a few years ago, making trips south and finding out there is so much to explore and experience in this area including a “surf and turf” cuisine, wonderful history and the SUPER Tuscan wines. Then my friend Kate and I took a research trip just an hour south of us to the Pisa Hills area, only to be pleasantly awaken to the wonderful world that surrounds this famous city: olive groves making sublime oil, low-lying vineyards, friendly (and yummy) pasta factories, cheese makers (no need to explain the yum here), a fabulous spa and some of the finest chocolate on earth!
So we have put together a fun “eno-gastronomic” week with all we have discovered here and we hope we have the chance to introduce it to you personally. Please take a peak: