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WAITING FOR SNOW IN FLORENCE!

Today, the first snowflakes fell across Florence.  Unfortunately not enough to stick as the flurry quickly became more of a slushy sleet but the surrounding Tuscan countryside has a lovely white blanket covering it this evening.  I was tempted to take a drive into the Chianti hills this morning to take some photos but I heard that the roads were covered in ice and so decided that I would search a bit closer to Florence for a bit of the magic white stuff!  I didn’t have to travel far!  A quick ten minute drive up to Fiesole and there I was surrounded by lovely snow and a magical atmosphere as the heavy flakes continued to fall.  It was really so beautiful and it was my first time seeing Fiesole under snow.

So while I’m hoping for repeat scenes of the Winter of 2010 when Florence was decorated with a pretty sprinkling of white snow, for those of you wanting to experience skiing on the nearby mountains above Pistoia, you can read my post about Skiing in Tuscany  The Tuscan slopes are probably much closer than what you may think!

Val di Luce ski resort

photo by Matteo Bianchessi

 

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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’. 

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