Truffles for the Common Man

Ok we admit it - we're truffleholics. Ever since we spent time visiting the Truffle Museum in San Giovanni d' Asso (25 miles southeast of Siena) and gorging ourselves on pappardelle with shaved truffles we can't seem to get enough. Even if we only can get a taste of the essense in an oil or a … Continue reading Truffles for the Common Man


The Pageantry of the Palio

Mario Batali once said that “nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of the main piazza in Siena, nothing”. That is assuredly so and yet on August 16th  Siena's shell-shaped concave piazza (Piazza del Campo) becomes even more  breathtaking with the pageantry of il Palio, the most unique and colorful horse race in history. The piazza's sunburst … Continue reading The Pageantry of the Palio