Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Info on the Toscana (Tuscany) Region of Italy - Part 2

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 17 March 2009)

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".

    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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 Marche – Scott Henderson – Location: Calcinelli di Saltara (PU), 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: ?
  • 360° – "A new way to explore Tuscany" – Source: Italy Travel Guides Ltd
    • 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."
WI-FI (Wireless Fidelity)
  • 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."
* = Blog entry has been updated.

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 Google .

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

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.

Ciao, Ben

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(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 17 March 2009)

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