Here are some more links on the Toscana (Tuscany) Region of Italy - Part 2:
Today's blog entry is a continuation of the blog posting of 19 June 2007 titled, "Info on the Toscana (Tuscany) Region of Italy - Part 1".
- eurobimbo's journey to enlightenment – "life in italy, travelogues, photography, hopes & dreams" – "the tuscany files..." – Tania – Location: Cortona, Toscana (Tuscany)
- Florence Journal – ? – Location: Firenze (Florence), Toscana (Tuscany)
- Food scribbles – "notes on food at home and elsewhere" – indah – Location: Siena, Toscana (Tuscany)
- If not now, when? – "One American woman. Twenty acres and a 1650 farmhouse in Tuscany. Random introspection and hilarity, depending on the day." – Viaggiatore – Location: Monte San Savino (AR), Toscana (Tuscany) – Unfortunately, Viaggiatore has returned to the States
- Life in The City of Flowers – "Me, 2 kids and sometimes a husband (!) living in Firenze, Italy. What we love here and what we don't! Must sees, must haves and more besides. Hopefully you will see our love and enthusiasm for this beautiful city." – Alyson – Location: Firenze , Toscana (Tuscany)
- Living in Florence – Melinda Gallo – Location: Firenze (Florence), Toscana (Tuscany)
- Lucullian delights - An Italian experience – "I cook, I take photos and I post the results here. I like to cook genuine food with a lot of taste, I suppose most of us does, and I experiment quite a lot with recipes. What I post here are the successful ones, let's forget about the failures - life's too short!" – Ilva Beretta – Location: Pistoia, Toscana (Tuscany)
- Olive Oil e Vino Dreams – "My love of everything, anything Italian started back in Spring 2002. I am going to live my dream by moving to Italy in January 2007. I hope to inspire other people to follow their hearts to a place so magical and divine. This is the ride of my lifetime, jump on if you dare..." – katerinafiore – Location: Firenze, Toscana (Tuscany)
- Over a Tuscan Stove – "Thoughts and recipes from your Italian life coach-and cooking teacher Judy Witts of Divina Cucina Cooking School Everyone should try being Italian once a day!" – Judy Witts – Location: Toscana (Tuscany)
- Siena is Tuscany – "La vita e' breve" – Steve Soper – Location: ?, United States
- Tuscany blog.com – "is your guide to Tuscany on the internet: a journey through this region where you can find a wealth of resources, history and traditions: tourism, culture, art, gastronomy, itineraries, events, and much more." – Multiple contributors – Location: ?
- Tuscany Painting Studio Gallery/the tuscanartist – "Contemporary original oil and acrylic paintings of Tuscany and Italian cuisine art in downtown historic Florence by a small selection of local artists. We offer courier shipping with professionally made crates to assure that the original art work you have selected arrives safely to you. If you are adventurous you can join one of the various art workshops in Florence and Tuscany. Choose from plein air painting, art appreciation, printmaking, or photography all with professional artists." – ? – Location: Firenze (Florence)
- OUTSIDE OF TUSCANY
- Art and Barb Live in Italy! – Location: San Venanzo, Umbria
- Countries Beginning with I – Deirdré Straughan’s excellent web site – words, pictures, and video about Italy, India, and the world – Location: Lecco, Lombardia (Lombardy)
- Reflections on Living in Italy – Miscellaneous Thoughts and Random Wonderings
- cross-cultural moments – ".....a twitch, a deep gut-wrenching punch, a squirmy, queasy, lightheaded feeling that comes on when people and institutions act in ways that put you outside your cultural comfort zone. Join me as I explore my cultural moments in Italy. Then send me yours!" – Elizabeth – Location: Rome, Lazio
- La Cucina – "... means "the kitchen" or simply "cooking". A compilation of easy, tasty recipes. Many are inspired by numerous trips to Italy and my Italian grandmother. Others are just plain good ol' American meals. All are guaranteed to be easy to prepare. The simplicity of flavors is more important than using too many ingredients and techniques which mask the flavors of the foods. Buon appetito!" – Valerie – Location: Ascoli Piceno, Marche
- Drawing on Experience: an open sketchbook of life in Le
– Scott Henderson – Location: Calcinelli di Saltara (PU), Marche Marche
- foreign remarks – "Welcome to foreign remarks.com. This is the website for Rebecca Helm-Ropelato. I am an American free lance writer. I live in Italy with my husband, who is Italian. I moved here in 2001 from my longtime home in California. Recently, I have had articles published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine and the Christian Science Monitor, (featured here). Here on foreign remarks.com I have a blog in which I present opinions and impressions related to my experiences living in another country. I will add something new every week. Sometimes it will be brief, other times more in depth. I hope it will be enjoyable and at times, perhaps, informative." – by rebecca helm-ropelato – Location: Lazio region
- Wandering Italy – "Living, eating, and enjoying Italy" – James Martin – Location: ?
- ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR
- Summer in Tuscany by Elizabeth Adler
- Unknown Tuscany by Patrick Alt
- The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany by James Bentley and Hugh Palmer
- Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
- Return to Tuscany: Recipes from a Tuscan Cookery School by Giancarlo Caldesi and Katie Caldesi
- Ciao Tuscany! by Johnnny Carrabba
- Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide by Dario Castagno
- Living in Tuscany by Leonardo Castellucci
- Tuscan Escapes: Inspirational Homes in Tuscany and Umbria by Caroline Clifton-Mogg and Chris Tubbs
- Villas of Tuscany by Carlo Cresti and Massimo Listri
- A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure by Marlena De Blasi
- The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran
- Vanilla Beans and Brodo: Real Life in the Hills of Tuscany by Isabella Dusi
- Tuscany for Beginners: A Novel by Imogen Edwards-Jones
- A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany by Beth Elon
- Seven Years In Tuscany by Amanda Ferragamo and Michael Peat
- On the Road with Francis of Assisi: A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, and Beyond by Linda Bird Francke
- Luxury Houses Toscana: Toscana: At Home with Tuscany's Great Families by Kelley F. Hurst and Etienne Hunyady
- The Hills of Tuscany by Ferenc Mate
- Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes
- Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy by Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes, and Steven Rothfeld
- In Tuscany by Frances Mayes
- Private Tuscany by Simon McBride and Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
- Ah! Tuscany: The Enlightenment of an Expatriate by Don McPherson
- Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There Is: Perfect Hilltowns; Splendid Palazzos; Rustic Farmhouses; Glorious Gardens; Authentic Cuisine; Great Wines; Intriguing Shops; by Barbara Milo Ohrbach
- LA Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany by Benedetta Origo, Laurie Olin, John Dixon Hunt, and Morna Livingston
- La Dolce Vita (the Sweet Life) in Cortona, Tuscany Italy by Charlotte Phillips
- Tuscany in Mind by Alice Leccese Powers
- Living in Tuscany by Bruno Racine, Alain Fleischer (Photographer)
- Tuscany Interiors/ Interieurs De Toscane: 25th Anniversary edition by Paolo Rinaldi and Angelika Taschen
- Tuscany Artists Gardens by Mariella Sgaravatti
- Tuscany Artists' Homes by Mariella Sgaravatti
- Within Tuscany: Reflections on a Time and Place (Penguin Travel) by Matthew Spender
- Living in Tuscany by Barbara Stoeltie, Rene Stoeltie, and Angelika Taschen
- A Hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson
- GUIDE BOOKS
- Karen Brown's Tuscany & Umbria, Revised Edition: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries 2008 by Clare Brown
- Bicycle Touring in Tuscany by David Cleveland
- Tuscany, 4th by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls
- Village Walks: Tuscany: 50 Adventures On Foot by Martha Fay and Bart Wright
- Fodor's See It Florence and Tuscany, 2nd Edition by Fodor's
- Karen Brown's Tuscany & Umbria, 2007: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries by Nicole Franchini
- Drive Around Tuscany & Umbria, 2nd: Your guide to great drives. Top 25 Tours by Brent Gregston
- Exploring Tuscany's Chianti Countryside: Four Excursions out from Radda and Gaiole in Chianti by Nancy Shroyer Howard and Richard Mello
- Italian Country Hideaways: Vacationing in Tuscany's and Umbria's Most Unforgettable Private Villas, Castles and Estates by Kelley Hurst and Stefano Hunyady
- National Geographic Traveler: Florence and Tuscany by Tim Jepson
- Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria: Revised Edition (Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria) by James Lasdun and Pia Davis
- Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria by Alex Leviton and Miles Roddis
- Ismail Merchant's Florence: Filming and Feasting in Tuscany by Ismail Merchant
- Frommer's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria (Frommer's Complete) by John Moretti
- Michelin Green Guide Tuscany by Cynthia Clayton Ochterbeck
- Walking in Tuscany by Gillian Price
- Rick Steves' Florence and Tuscany 2007 by Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
- 50 Hikes In & Around Tuscany: Hiking the Mountains, Forests, Coast & Historic Sites of Wild Tuscany & Beyond by Jeff Taylor
- Diary of a Tuscan Chef by Cesare Casella
- True Tuscan: Flavors and Memories from the Countryside of Tuscany by Cesare Casella
- Flavors of Tuscany: Recipes from the Heart of Italy by Maxine Clark and Peter Cassidy
- Savoring Tuscany: Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking by Lori De Mori, Chuck Williams, Noel Barnhurst, and Jason Lowe
- Tuscany: The Beautiful Cookbook by Lorenza de'Medici
- Toscana Mia: The Heart and Soul of Tuscan Cooking by Umberto Menghi
- The Food Lover's Guide to Florence: With Culinary Excursions in Tuscany by Emily Wise Miller
- The Chianti Family Cookbook: Classic Recipes from the Heart of Tuscany by Giovanna Folonari Ruffino
- My Tuscany: Recipes, Cuisine, Landscape by John Ferro Sims
- Bel Vino: A Year of Sundrenched Pleasure among the Vines of Tuscany by Isabella Dusi
- Tuscany and Its Wines by Hugh Johnson and Andy Katz
- Discovering Wine Country: Tuscany: How to Find Great Wines Off the Beaten Track by Monty Waldin and Tory McTernan
- Australians Abroad – It's a mixed bag...
- BritishExpats.com – lifestyle and community for Britons outside the U.K
- Canuck Abroad is a resource for Canadian expatriates abroad, or Canadians planning to travel.
- Easy Expat
- ExpatClic,com: Women’s Expatrication – In multiple languages
- Welcome to EXPAT FOCUS: Italy – an expatriate guide
- EXPATS IN ITALY – founder and her family lives outside of Siena
- expats living in Italy MSN group
- SEE ALSO:
- Info on EXPATS: Primarily in Italy *, dated Wednesday, November 09, 2005
- MIXED MEDIA
- Photographs of Italy - Tuscany – Source: Lodge Photo – "is the web site of travel photographer Mathew Lodge, featuring pictures of Tuscany (Italy), Spain, France, UK and the San Francisco Bay and New York areas."
- Pictures of Tuscany, Italy – Source: Traveljournals.net
- Tuscany – Source: Light Fantastic Photo Tours
- tuscany stock photos and images – "3412 images" – Source: Fotosearch – "Stock Photography and Stock Footage" - "The World's Stock Photography - One Web Site™"
- Frommer's – "Travel Experts for 50 Years"
- Travels Through Tuscany and Umbria – By The Frommer's Staff June 10, 2007 – Source:
- Archive for the 'Arezzo' Category
- Archive for the ' Florence' Category
- Archive for the 'Grosseto' Category
- Archive for the 'Livorno' Category
- Archive for the 'Massa Carrara' Category
- Archive for the 'Pisa' Category
- Archive for the ' Siena' Category
- Archive for the 'Tuscan Lifestyles' Category
- SAMPLE OF PODCASTS
- 360° – "A new way to explore Tuscany" – Source: Italy Travel Guides Ltd
- Property & Real Estate – Source: AngloINFO Tuscany – "Life in Tuscany, in English!"
- Tuscany real estate – Source: abc Tuscany
- Villa Rentals in Italy – "Listings of villas and chic flats around Italy for short-term vacation rental. Locations include Rome, Venice, Tuscany and Umbria." – Source:
- Info on Real Estate and Property in Italy *, dated Sunday, November 27, 2005
- La Bella Toscana – "vacation rentals, farm house holiday homes in Tuscany Chianti"
- Luxury Italian Fats at Hotel Rates – Source: DreamSpaces
- The Food of Tuscany – "Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking Traditional Italian Recipes from Florentine & Tuscan Cooking." – Source: Welcome 2007 Tuscany
- Italian Recipes from Florentine & Tuscan Cooking – Source: The Art of Cookery is a project by Aperion.it - Web Agency in Florence, Italy
- Tuscan cooking – "Tuscan kitchen" – Source: Cookaround – "The Italian regional cookings" – In English, German, Italian, Spanish
- Tuscan cooking, wines, and more – "Tuscany has everything from high mountains through rolling hills and sandy beaches, and therefore the list of ingredients the Tuscan cook has at his or her disposal is stunningly long. And then there are the wines..." – Source: Italian Cuisine section of About.com
- DIVINA CUCINA FIRENZE ITALIA – "Everyone should try being Italian... at least once a year"
- Good Tastes of Tuscany – "Tuscan cooking courses in a rustic, authentic atmosphere should be widely available to any and all interested parties at affordable prices, regardless of cooking experience, knowledge of the region or proficiency in the Italian language."
- Organic Tuscany – "offers cooking holidays in Italy which are “from farm to table”: taking you to see where the fresh, local organic food we buy is grown and using it to cook traditional Tuscan and Italian recipes: fresh pastas, hearty salads, the perfect risotto and delectable desserts."
- Tuscany Cooking Max&Me – "Practical cookery courses at our home in the heart of the Florence hills for people who are passionate about culinary art, who want to rediscover age-old flavours and the typical products of Tuscany and Liguria"
- Tuscan Women Cook – "Learn to cook Tuscan style from the source, the local Tuscan women. Using recipes and techniques passed down over the generations, these delightful women cook with what they find fresh each day at the market."
- Embassy of the United States – Rome, Italy
- The U. S. Mission to Italy
- SEE ALSO:
- Info on the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy, dated Thursday, November 24, 2005
- Wi-Fi Hotspot Directory: Italy – Source: JiWire – "helps you locate free and paid WiFi hotspot networks, secure your wireless Internet connections, and learn how to use Wi-Fi products and wireless broadband services."
- SEE ALSO:
- Info on guides for Tuscany/Toscana, Italy , dated Tuesday, March 17, 2009
- Info about airports in Tuscany/Toscana, Italy *, dated Tuesday, March 10, 2009
- Info on restaurants/ristorante in Tuscany/Toscana, Italy *, dated Tuesday, February 24, 2009
- Info on the "Top Ten" for Tuscany/Toscana, Italy *, dated Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- Info on walks/walking in Toscana/Tuscany , dated Tuesday, February 10, 2009
- Info about day trips in Tuscany/Toscana, Italy *, dated Tuesday, February 03, 2009
- Info on 2009 Events and Festivals (feste or sagre) in Toscana (Tuscany) *, dated Tuesday, January 06, 2009
- Info on the Toscana (Tuscany) Region of Italy - Part 1 *, dated Tuesday, June 19, 2007
- Info about Property and Real Estate terms used in Italy *, dated Friday, May 04, 2007
- Info on Housing & Rentals for Italy *, dated Tuesday, April 03, 2007
- Info on Podcasts/MP3 Downloads About, For or On Italy *, dated Friday, October 27, 2006
- Info on Apartment, Vacation and Villa Rentals in Italy *, dated Tuesday, May 02, 2006
- Info on Real Estate and Property in Italy *, dated Sunday, November 27, 2005
- Info on EXPATS: Primarily in Italy *, dated Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry. For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using .
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If you are looking for real estate or rental information, I would suggest that you look under the section labeled "MISCELLANEOUS" above or search the Internet. There are too many web sites to list individually.
What you will find above is information for individuals: living in the Toscana (Tuscany) region of Italy, spending some time in that region or planning to come to this region of Italy. There is a wealth of information on and about Toscana on the web. This blog entry is not intended to be all inclusive but a sampling of some of the wonders, joys and sights of the Regione Toscana.
I am sure there are more books, blogs and other information on Toscana (Tuscany) region of Italy. When I move to Toscana in mid-September, 2007, I will be updating these two blog entries as I discover and learn about them. More to follow....
That's it for Tuesday, 26 June 2007: martedì, 26 giugno 2007.
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