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Looking for a bit of Tuscan inspiration? Here I'll share the latest of what I'm up to  in Florence - which at the moment is a bit restricted thanks to the pandemic!  I can't wait to be able to travel around Tuscany again but in the meantime I'll be posting a few excerpts from the magazines as well as sharing a few updates from our daily life with two young boys.

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Winter in Tuscany The Winter issue is available for download. I’ll be honest. I don’t love the cold and so Winter in Tuscany is not my favourite season but there are many things here that make this season so much more bearable. The festivities don’t end with Christmas and New Year. Come February and it’s […]

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Fashion & Design

ROY ROGER’S

THE FIRST TUSCAN BRAND TO BRING DENIM TO ITALY. Hear the words Italian denim followed by ‘Made-in-Italy’ and one can’t help but think of a product that is synonymous with quality and high-fashion but it may surprise you to know that the first delivery of denim to Italy was to serve a practical function, that […]

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TASTE : Food & Drink

BELGUARDO OSTERIA

I recently had the pleasure of dining at the Belguardo Osteria, named after the Mazzei vineyard located in the south of Tuscany. The restaurant brings a taste of Maremma to Florence thanks to Marchesi Mazzei who together with Enrico Verrecchia has brought a taste of Maremma to Florence. Having already opened some of Florence’s most […]

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VISIT

The Osteria di Fonterutoli

The Osteria di Fonterutoli celebrates everything we love about Tuscany.  Located an easy forty-five-minute drive from Florence, and conveniently situated on the Chiantigiana road, here you can enjoy a cuisine that respects the local and seasonal ingredients, with a special focus on the wild game found on the Fonterutoli reserve which covers 650 hectares. Wild […]

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100 Years of Negroni

They say you either love it or hate but if you are in Florence, the most iconic and classic cocktail that you must try is the Negroni.  And for those of you that are already fans then you will have been in your element this year as Negroni has been celebrating its birthday. Not just […]

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This Tuscan Life Magazine -Autumn

Autumn is such a beautiful season in Tuscany for so many reasons. Apart from the refreshing morning temperatures, it’s all about the Autumn harvest and in Tuscany the bounty is so generous. First, there’s the wine harvest known as the vendemmia. It’s the best time to drive through the countryside to admire the vines drooping […]

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Things to Do

Il Palio

More than Just a Horse Race When I mentioned that I wanted to write an article on the Palio in Siena, everyone told me that I had to go there during the four days of the Palio festival to truly understand what the Palio meant to the Sienese people. To experience the atmosphere, the spirit […]

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TTL MAGAZINE – SUMMER

Our new Summer Issue is out with close to 100 pages of our favourite summer Tuscan locations, artisans, recipes and cocktails, In this issue, we take a tour of some of the most popular coastal towns and beaches, giving you a few options of some the most beautiful public and private beach locations in Tuscany. […]

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Things to Do

A VINTAGE LUXURY TOUR IN CHIANTI

There’s something quite special that makes your head turn when a vintage Fiat 500 drives down the street in Italy. Their cute design, the nostalgic and romantic feeling of how things used to be and romantic thoughts of everything that comes to mind when you think of Italy; la dolce vita, Sophia Loren, country roads […]

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ANGHIARI

Home of The Great Battle. Anghiari is rated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy – “Uno dei borghi più belli d’Italia” ‘Anghiari, the bastion of Tuscany, made of walls and stones, but built from the heart. reinforced in spirit when the Lily became the symbol of the town showing loyalty to Florence […]

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FOOD OBSESSED, FASHION LOVER, BUSY MAMMA, MAGAZINE CREATOR & WATERCOLOUR ARTISt.

Ciao, I'm Lisa B,
I’m a magazine founder & editor, a private food & shopping guide and watercolour artist who wants to share everything I know about the best-kept secrets in Tuscany with you.

I created This Tuscan Life blog, magazine and experiences to share everything I love about Florence & Tuscany, one of the most popular and visited regions in Italy.   Add a splash of watercolour & you've got a creative mamma of two who wants to show you the true & authentic side of Tuscany.

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