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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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Discover the Tuscan artisans and learn the history of their craft

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

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Our cover brings a bit of resort to the city with the stunning exhibition by Florentine visionary, Emilio Pucci.  We take a look at the incredible man whose designs have an elegant and timeless appeal to women of all ages.  I couldn’t think of wearing anything else but Pucci while sailing on my Benetti superyacht and once you see the details on these incredible works of engineering and art, you’ll understand why!!

This issue, we visit Pietrasanta, a town that is close to my heart as my family have been visiting here since 1998 when my sister moved to this charming beachside town on the Versilia coast.  If you love art and especially sculpture, then this is a place you must visit when you next come to Tuscany.

Our magazine Director, Luca was very happy to take his motorbike on a road-trip to the Garfagnana region which is not only famous for its production of the super grain farro but the area is also gaining a reputation for the quality of craft beer made here.  Once such brewery is La Petrognola and Luca tells us the story behind the success of this Tuscan brewery.

Our Summer recipes are all fairly traditional and easy to prepare.  Learn how to make your own supply of pasta sauce as my relatives have been doing for generations.  Arturo shows us how to make a very quick and crispy beer batter while Toni shares a Tuscan favourite for dessert, the Torta della Nonna!

Don’t forget our cocktail this issue, it’s the perfect drink for this Summer heatwave!

Download your copy here for €3.90 and Enjoy the best of Tuscany this Summer!


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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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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?


A creative, food & fashion loving mamma of two boys with a passion for all things Italian. 


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