THIS TUSCAN LIFE MAGAZINE

Available in four beautiful collection issues celebrating the very best of Tuscany.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.....
THERE'S A REASON TO CELEBRATE EVERY SEASON! 
COLLECT EACH ISSUE & learn about the best THAT EACH SEASON HAS TO OFFER

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'La Dolce Vita Toscana

WELCOME TO THIS TUSCAN LIFE MAGAZINE!

Want to know how it all started?

In 2016, I created the This Tuscan Life magazine.  It started out as a book draft actually and this issue, November was to be the first of many 'chapters'.  

This first issue was only 16 pages long and there was an error in the article about olives at the frantoio where I refer to them as 'grapes'.  (you can never proof-read too many times!)

The First Issue!

The following 7 issues came out each month

Issue Number 2, December 2017 spoke about 

Arezzo - The City of Christmas
Christmas Markets & Florentine Artisans,
Peposo, Chocolate, Panforte



Dicembre

Gennaio

January was all about fashion...

Issue Number 3, January 2017

This cover was from the archives of Giovanni Battista Giorgini, founder of the Pitti Fashion shows that take place in Florence each year in January & June.  The first show was held in 1951 and was such a success that the following year, The City of Florence opened the Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti to accommodate the International buyers. 

February was all about Carnival traditions in Viareggio

Issue Number 4, February 2017

Carnival also means lots of sweet treats like Frittelle di Riso (fried rice balls rolled in sugar), Cenci & the famous Schiacciata alla Fiorentina.

Febbraio

Spring is in the Air!

Issue Number 5, March 2017

We travelled to Scarperia and learned about why this Tuscan town is famous for their knives.
It was also all about Artichokes.

Marzo

Wysteria Hysteria

Issue Number 6, April 2017

Celebrating all things Easter and that stunning Wisteria whose blooms drive us all a little bit crazy!

Aprile

A Cherry Festival!

Issue Number 6, May 2017

We travelled to the town of Lari, not only to celebrate their annual Cherry Festival but we also met the Martelli family, a 'Pastificio Tradizionale' making pasta since 1926!

Maggio

Historical Soccer known as Calcio Storico

Issue Number 7, June 2017

June sees us celebrating St John the Baptist, Florence's patron saint with a public holiday and the famous Calcio Storico game in Piazza Santa Croce.  This fabulous photo was taken by official photographer, Giuseppe Sabella

Giugno

November-December 2018

September-October 2018

July-August 2018

Then in the summer of 2017 we became a bi-monthly publication, doubled our page count and ...

May-June 2018

March-April 2018

January-February 2018

We enjoyed the beautiful & diverse tuscan outdoors, from ski-fields, thermal baths and country roads

November-December 2018

September-October 2018

July-August 2018

.... and continued to celebrate everything that makes this region so special!  

CREATED TO BE COLLECTED:

Visit iconic Tuscan towns 

Meet the artisans and learn their craft

Learn a few new Italian words

Make traditional recipes and enjoy artisanal, seasonal cocktails

The guide to Your Tuscan Life

Celebrate the traditional holidays 

You can purchase the digital version of the four seasonal issues or the printed version if you're a bit old fashioned like me and prefer the tactile experience of beautiful paper. 

SPRING

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

I will never forget my joy when many years ago, I found my very first porcino mushroom. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when after what seemed like endless hours of climbing up and down a mountainside in the hills above Pistoia, about an hour from Florence.

On a clear day in late February, just before Italy went into lockdown, I set off from Florence to Podere il Casale, an organic, family-run farm located in the breathtakingly beautiful area of the Val D’Orcia. The property, located about ten minutes from the Renaissance town of Pienza has been owned by Swiss-born, Ulisse Braendli and his wife Sandra, for the last thirty years.

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