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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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MTV in Florence!

Tonight there are thousands of people enjoying the MTV Total Request Live Awards up at Piazzale Michelangelo.  We are watching it from the comfort of our lounge room but we can hear the music outside so we are really experiencing ‘surround sound!’  Matteo has woken up on the hour since I put him to bed nearly four hours ago so I hope this is not going to be my routine for tonight.

We went for a walk up to the Piazza to check out the stage this afternoon and it really is very impressive but what makes it so is the spectacular backdrop of Florence.  The sun was shining and there was a buzz in the air as the bands went through their sound checks.

As I watch the concert on the tv, I wish I could capture the night images of Florence with the concert in the foreground.  What an amazing location for a concert!

Now this party animal is off to bed  – hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

 

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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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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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