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The Truffle Hunters | The Perennial Plate's Real Food World Tour - YouTube

The locals in Marche, Italy have been eating truffles since they were children. We spent a day with a truffle hunter, his dog, and his dealer. Created by: ht...
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We also have a German Pointer and he does not behave as well as the one in the video. We need help! Anybody?

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Exploring Olive Oil Culture In Tuscany

Exploring Olive Oil Culture In Tuscany | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it

Olive oil is a super ingredient with the ability to enhance the flavors of a dish while also adding antioxidants and heart-healthy benefits. That being said, there are many misconceptions that exist on the product. That’s why — with the help of agronomist Marco Soldani of Castelfalfi and agronomist Francesco Caselli of Castello di Gabbiano — we’re debunking some of olive oils most common misconceptions. Use the following facts to help you choose a top-of-the-line olive oil:

you can cook with extra virgin olive oilnot all extra virgin olive oils are created equalpure olive oil isn’t really purelow acidity is important when it comes to olive oilnot all olive oil comes from italyit’s much more than squeezing oil from the fruitlight destroys olive oilolive oil does not get better with age.only a small portion of the olive gets used for oilcold extraction is great for flavoryou can’t judge by the label if it’s good olive oilyour extra virgin olive oil may not actually be extra virginthat olive oil from italy may not be italianolive oil is essentially a fruit juice

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intoHistory's curator insight, August 22, 2014 1:29 AM

I love olive oil. So much history bound to this highly traditional product!

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Pinocchio villa for sale at £8.7million - Telegraph

Pinocchio villa for sale at £8.7million - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
The Florence villa that inspired Pinocchio author Carlo Collodi is for sale
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Pinocchio authors villa for sale in Sesto Florentino Tuscany Italy

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Florence Villa with Swimming Pool six kilometres from city center no car needed

Florence Villa with Swimming Pool six  kilometres from city center no car needed | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it

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A villa that sleeps 10 people with a swimming pool that is 6 kilometres from the city centre of Florence. The bus is less than five minutes from the property, be quick!

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Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault - Telegraph

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault   - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.
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World's smallest pony kidnapped: Italian police suspect Mafia is behin

World's smallest pony kidnapped: Italian police suspect Mafia is behin | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Charlie was snatched from his stall overnight in the Umbrian town of Città di Castello, and police believe the mafia may be holding Charlie for ransom.
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Keep an eye out for this one! No mistaking this horse is one of a kind.

 

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Salvage chief warns Costa Concordia could fracture - Telegraph

Salvage chief warns Costa Concordia could fracture  - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
The man in charge of salvaging the wreck of the Costa Concordia which crashed off the coast of Tuscany last year has warned the massive luxury cruise ship could fracture when it is rotated in early September.
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It will be interesting to see this incredible feat of engineering rotated in September.

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Map of Italian Wines

Map of Italian Wines | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it

Incomparabili Vini Italiani


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wonderful map of the wine of Italy

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:18 AM

It is not a map for experts, absolutely not complete, but still is pretty and good for those who wants to learn some important Italian wine names and the region of their production. Please, find out other resources to learn the correct pronunciation, it could be useful...

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FT Series: Skilled workforce boosts Italian manufacturing - FT.com

FT Series: Skilled workforce boosts Italian manufacturing - FT.com | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
The office of Marco Giovannini, chief executive and chairman of Guala Closures, an Italian world leader in the manufacture of premium bottle tops, is a shrine to a certain type of C-suite success.
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Italian manufacturing showing some good signs at last! Lets hope that small businesses also get a hand in Italy.

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Tuscan pine nut cake, video recipe

Giulia (or Juls) lives in the countryside between Siena and Florence. She is a food blogger and cooking class instructor but above all Giulia is a dreamer. E...
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Tuscan pine nut cake, video recipe very relaxing to watch
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Wonderful panoramic photos of Tuscany by Marco Stucchi

Wonderful panoramic photos of Tuscany by Marco Stucchi | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
All photos by Marco Stucchi This post is a selection of some of the most evocative and unusual images of underground Tuscany, a well-preserved world full of charm and wild…
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wonderful Tuscany photos very unusual

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Amanda Knox claims she is penniless after facing libel lawsuits over her memoir but says 'she is not going to change her story'

Amanda Knox claims she is penniless after facing libel lawsuits over her memoir but says 'she is not going to change her story' | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Amanda Knox, who is now living in Seattle, said that her future is ‘very unsure for me financially’ because she has spent so much clearing her name.
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Garfagnana, Tuscany: 16 places you should visit (1° part)

Garfagnana, Tuscany: 16 places you should visit (1° part) | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
TweetThe Garfagnana is a mountain area in the north-western stretches of Tuscany, situated between the ridges of the Apuan Alps (west) and the prairies of the Tosco-Emiliano Apennines (east).
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 A beautiful place all year round! It even has a golf course!

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You Can Now Rent Out Sting's Tuscan Estate For Your Wedding Or Vacation

You Can Now Rent Out Sting's Tuscan Estate For Your Wedding Or Vacation | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Many celebrities rent out their holiday estates when they're not in residence. The latest is Sting's 900 acre estate in Tuscany.
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Stay at stings Tuscany estate for a wonderful wedding or Holiday

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ROME: Concordia trial: Captain told engines were flooded | Business | Kentucky.com

ROME: Concordia trial: Captain told engines were flooded | Business | Kentucky.com | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Panicking crewmen in the engine room of the rapidly flooding Costa Concordia repeatedly tried to convey to their captain how badly crippled the cruise ship was after it slammed into a reef, but their dramatic assessments apparently failed to...
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Costa Concordia trial in Tuscany continues

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Found: the spot where Pink Floyd guitarist's father died in battle - Telegraph

Found: the spot where Pink Floyd guitarist's father died in battle - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
A British war veteran has pinpointed the exact location on an Italian battlefield where the father of Roger Waters died in combat during World War Two
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unusual story if you like Pink Floyd

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How the Costa Concordia salvage operation will work - Telegraph

How the Costa Concordia salvage operation will work - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
A salvage crew will attempt to rescue the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday. See our graphic below to see how the 10-12 hour operation will proceed.
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This is how they will float the ship that ran aground in Tuscany. A rare feat of engineering and well worth a follow.

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Giant pope face ploughed into field - Telegraph

Giant pope face ploughed into field - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Italian artist, Dario Gambarin, uses a tractor to create the 328 foot picture, entitled Love Liberates, in a field in Castagnaro near the northern Italian city of Verona.
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A great idea for publicity, viewable from the sky!

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Dolce & Gabbana hit back at Peter Fonda lawsuit - Telegraph

Dolce & Gabbana hit back at Peter Fonda lawsuit - Telegraph | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Italian label Dolce & Gabbana has revealed that it did seek permission to reproduce stills of Peter Fonda in 'Easy Rider' as the actor sues for $6 million in damages.
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Lucca, Italy: a springtime city break - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

Lucca, Italy: a springtime city break - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Read Lucca, Italy: a springtime city break for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet
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A great idea for a short or long break, Lucca in Tuscany Italy. Take note of the eating houses and the walk arounf the wall www.tuscanyfinerentals.com 

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Play Your Tuscany - Lucca

Art for foodies: discovering Lucca and its surroundings, enjoying sightseeings, exploring flavours and creating traditional recipes with our own hands! This ...
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A very nice Video of Lucca in Tuscany enjoy!

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2013 Monteriggioni Di Torri Si Corona - tourism.intoscana.it

2013 Monteriggioni Di Torri Si Corona - tourism.intoscana.it | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
23rd edition of the famous medieval festival.
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They have a performance in English also dont miss it!

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Home - Festival del Pane di Prato

Home - Festival del Pane di Prato | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
Festival del Pane di Prato - Prato celebra l'antichissima arte del pane e la tradizionale Bozza. Tre giorni di spettacoli, visite guidate e degustazioni 7, 8, 9 giugno 2013
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Insights into Bread making in Prato well worth a look!

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WIN: 1 Week Tuscan Holiday

WIN: 1 Week Tuscan Holiday | Tuscany Villas | Scoop.it
The winner of this Tombola competition will win a free week in October 2013 in a Tuscan olive farm apartment (excluding travel, cleaning and heating costs).
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