I'm Lisa!

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.


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Delight in traditional as well as new foods, recipes and a few artisanal cocktails as well

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Discover the Tuscan artisans and learn the history of their craft

Celebrate the tradition of the festive events that take place around Tuscany

Explore this beautiful region and discover the popular and not so well-known towns in Tuscany

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This tour takes you on a walk around Florence visiting traditional & historical locations. Our first stop is at a historical bar for a coffee and typical pastry. We will then visit a delicatessen founded in 1885 for a gourmet panino accompanied by a glass of prosecco. From here, we visit an iconic trattoria that uses a 118-year-old wood-fired oven where we will taste two traditional Tuscan dishes accompanied by a glass of Chianti. Then we’ll learn about the favourite street-food of all Florentines before enjoying traditional cantuccini biscotti with a small glass of vin santo. We will then finish off our tour with gelato from a gelateria that has been attracting local Florentines since 1939 with its traditional techniques and recipe!



“First we eat, then we do everything else.”

– M.F.K. Fisher

Contact me to organise your traditional Tuscan & Florentine Food Tour

lisa@thistuscanlife.com

These delicious soft square pillows of ravioli filled with mashed potato, cheese, garlic and parsley are more commonly known in Tuscany as Tortelli Mugellani, the famous Tortello from Mugello! If you haven’t tried these yet, then add them to your list of ‘must-taste’ when you next travel to this region known as the ‘Green Valley of Tuscany’. 

Barberino di Mugello is a small town found an easy thirty minute drive along the A1 from Florence or 45 minutes from Bologna. For those of you that know me well, you’ll understand one of the things that I find special about visiting Barberino…….. Did someone say Designer Outlet?

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