Mama’s Bakery in Florence: a touch of American food in Tuscany

Are you visiting Florence all day long at in the afternoon you get hungry? Mama’s Bakery is the your solution, since it is the go-to spot for American food in the city. Order a plain bagel with some good cream cheese (which is made of herb and garlic), or a club sandwich, or all the American food you can think of.

Tourists are crazy about the place, the Italians a little bit less, since it is a little bit expensive, according to them. You have to keep in mind that, for them, a sandiwich is just something cheap and quick to make, due to the fact that in Italy people don’t use that much topping.

But never mind, since it’s the only American bar where you can taste the original cupcakes, muffins, cheesecake, cinnamon buns and whoopie pies, maybe during a sunny day, sitting outside in the dehor, or inside, chatting with the waiters. The desserts take advantage of seasonal fruits and, of course the American-style coffee.

Read more

Tasting the Medieval cuisine in Italy

How many times have you read about or studied the Middle Ages? Italy is the perfect country where to see the ruins and some old building, but, moreover, to taste the cuisine people had back in that time.

Let me tell you it’s a big mistake if you think about it without variety or fantasy. In fact, as it is shown by some very old documents which survived still nowadays, several different dishes were prepared in 1326, when the nobleman from Siena Francesco di Messer Sozzo was named knight.

Read more

How to visit Pisa in half day

Most of the tourists who come to Italy don’t have enough time to spend several days in one city, since they want to visit as many places as possible. That’s why sometimes they set up a weekend to visit both Florence and Pisa. There is no way you can stay in Florence for that short vising everything, it is true, but you can easily set up just half day in Pisa, since the monuments are located in the same area.

We are offering you a short excursion pointing you the must see places. Simply follow our guide and you will definitely enjoy your time in Pisa!

Read more

Discovering the Brolio Castle in the Chianti area

The Chianti region is very fascinating, especially because of its hill and the nature all around, which looks like as untouched by the human being.

The Brolio Castle (Castello di Brolio in Italian) keeps the situation under control, as we could say, since it is a very fascinating building having a long and old history. As the name suggests, it is located in the not very well known village of Brolio, located between Siena and Florence.

Read more

Viareggio Mare 2010 ‘The Show of the Sea’

viareggio tuscanyThe city vibrates, moves, lives, that’s the main claim of the forthcoming edition of Viareggio Mare. Four days, a wonderful scenario, big exhibitions and shows related to professions and resources of the sea.

Viareggio has an ancient heritage regarding ships building, and the sea, as long as the carnival, are the main tourist attractions. Big sandy beaches, a magic landscape with hills, lake and mountains and the charm of the Liberty Style, the Italian modernism that has spread at high level in Tuscany. Viareggio took advantages from naval engineering, utilizing Masters carpenters skills to built giant Carnival floats.

Read more