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Winter fruits – all bursting with flavour and goodness

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Food in Italy is fabulous all year round but there is definitely some extra love put into all the dishes and desserts around Christmas time! For dessert the most simple Italian sweet is fresh fruit. Freshly picked mandarins and melograno (pomegranate) that come straight from the orto (fruit and vegetable garden) and are all bursting   …Continue Reading

Winter Florence is actually rather lovely!

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We find that so many of our overseas guests think of Florence, Tuscany and Italy as summer places. Perhaps that enjoy an eternal summer. Many are surprised that in Florence temperatures can sink right down to minus 7/8 degrees regularly every winter, and even very harsh minus double digit temperatures can occur. Famously in the   …Continue Reading