Monday, February 18, 2008

Tuscany's Sky / Cieli di Toscana

I was listening one of my favorite singer Andrea Bocelli his album “Cieli di Toscana.”
That bring back a lot of memories. So here I’m thinking about Tuscany one of my favorite italian region, and the beauty of Florence the capitol, one of my favorite city, that lies on the Arno River.

I was there two years ago for a week, and I’m planning to go back, not enough time to enjoyed what the region have to offer, and if there is a charm land of art, food, wine this is Tuscany.

I stayed in Florence at the “Garibaldi Hotel” felt warmly welcome by the people I met, as much as in Sicily with my family.
If you are into art, the city is a breath taker, Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is a marvelous evidence of its aged culture. Great monuments are the landmarks Florentine artistic culture: the Baptistery with its mosaics; the Cathedral with its sculptures, the medieval churches with bands of frescoes; public as well as private palaces: Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

Every night I tried different restaurants, my refined palate was overwhelming by the food and the good wine. This region is the home of Chianti .
Tuscan food is simple and abundant with local produce, mellow cheeses and grilled meats. white beans cooked with sage and olive oil. Beef Steak Florentine, cover the table of a typical Tuscan meal.
The Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful countryside in Italy and a famous wine production area, without a doubt the most well known of all Italian wines.

If you plain a trip in Italy stop by Florence, you will not be disappointed!

Andrea Bocelli & Helena Hellwing L'Abitudine from "Cieli Di Toscana"


DCup said...

That sounds like a lovely place! I really want to visit Italy.

And I just saw a recipe for the Tuscan lentil soup that I want to try. Now I'm encouraged to do it!

Italian Bird said...

It's a great place to go in vacation!
Enjoy the lentil soup!

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