An incredible breathtaking work from the talented photographer Gabor Nagy (@gabornagy_photography see more on his instagram, stunning!) shows us an uncommon perspective of Tuscany in fall. As a cycling lover he choose spots not easily reachable by car but that he visited during his tour by bike in this splendid part of Tuscany.
To see the full series: https://www.behance.net/gallery/94665103/TUSCANY-FROM-ABOVE but take the time to check his website as well:
https://gabornagy.net and let us know if you liked!
In this difficult time, we are encouraged to spend time at home and practicing social distancing. Travels and trips need to have a stop for a while and even our daily routines have suddenly changed. Some of us may decide to spend this stay at home time to recreate the magic atmosphere enjoyed during a past vacation looking at the pictures or at the videos, some may wants to search for their next destination while others could rely on food for a multi sensorial reminder of a happy time. Food is evocative, tells a story and can recall forgotten emotions. Preparing it, is both challenging and relaxing. In Italy we like to make home made pasta, our primary comfort food!
Here's the tagliatelle fresh pasta traditional recipe that you can learn to make during one of our cooking classes and can easily reproduce at home:
Tagliatelle (homemade pasta) - for 6/8 persons
6 whole eggs
ca. 800 grams all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
Make it up a sort of flour mountain and create a hole in the middle. Break the eggs putting them in the hole and mix with flour and olive oil by using a fork. Mix all ingredients and roll out the dough into a thin layer. Leave the dough resting for 10 minutes and cut the pasta into Tagliatelle when the dough is a bit dry.
and as a bonus
our Traditional recipe of Tuscan Ragù sauce
Finely chop onion, celery, carrot and parsley and a garlic head and put into large pot with plentiful olive oil. When the mixture is golden, add the minced meat (usually veal and pork) stirring for ca. 20 minutes over low heat until meat is brown and all water evaporated. Add a glass of a good Tuscan red wine and let evaporate.
Add some rosemary, sage, laurel if you like.
Then add 2 bottle of tomato sauce, salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
Let it simmer over low heat for ca. 2.5-3 hours adding now and then some warm water.
Enjoy your Tuscan dinner and think about all the beautiful days to come!
October is the favorite moment for food and wine passionates to indulge in Tuscan delights. Sharing pleasures of the tables and of the glass with family or friends without worrying about creating the itinerary, do the bookings (sometimes with some lost in translations situations!) inform everyone and drive is a real relief! See the relaxed faces :-)
Summer is exciting! Many are the experiences to do in Tuscany things time of the year, whether if you're a couple, a family with kids or a group of friends. Our team is listening to you to organize the perfect day trip or multiple days itinerary to make you profit the most of your time here.
Direct contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also very lucky, here in the Bel Paese, as our land is capable of giving us wonderful and high quality products. Once here you will face the difficulty of what choosing as any dish will whet your appetite. Simplicity and quality are the peculiarity of Italian cuisine and any region has its own shiny tradition. Tuscany makes no exception, our rustic and peasant traditions gave life to unrivaled foods.
While you are here, take the chance to increase your experience in cooking together with a local cook for a cooking class or try to discover lesser known products that worth sampling on a visit.
To get more informations and to design your perfect tasty moment click here
or ask us for a personalized experience.
An amazing photo book of best and less known spots of the Tuscan town of Cortona captured in years.
You can find it on sale in our office in central Cortona ( here: https://goo.gl/maps/5y3QL9Xmg5C2).
Bravo to the talented photographer Filippo Aretini!
The charme of Tuscany and its hamlets is unaltered in Winter, moreover the festive season give to the piazzas unexpected colors and twinkling fairy lights. Cortona, our hometown, is dressed up and ready to share its beauty to the world.
Have a look to the events in schedule : http://www.natale-cortona.it/events-program.html and enjoy what's happening:
Enthusiastic lovers of our land