1000 Thanks. 1000 Guests in Cappannelle!

We are happy to celebrate our 1000 guests with Claudia and her family! A wonderful result reached thanks to all who have chosen our Authentic Tuscan Experience.

Guest Number 1000 in Cappannelle
Guest Number 1000 in Cappannelle
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FROSÉ-The Coolest Summer Drink

Nube Rosa is cool. Fattoria la Vialla near Castiglion Fibocchi

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Today was the first warm day and it was time for this year`s hottest summer drink. FROSÉ has been celebrated by trendy bars in Los Angles and New York. The slushy drink made of frozen rosé, strawberries and crushed ice is the best way to cool down. I used a rosé from my favorite organic Italian winery “Fattoria La Vialla”, which produce their wine on a beautiful family estate. The fruity aroma of the refreshing drink made me dream of warm beach days in Bella Italia.

Ingredients

  • Rosé wine
  • 500 g (2 cups) Strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • 3-4 tbsp. sugar
  • Fresh Mint
  • Optional: Grenadine or Aperitivo Rosato

Instructions

  1. Pour a bottle of rosé wine into a baking tin or any other wide container and leave it in the freezer for about some hours. In the meantime, cut the strawberries in small pieces, mix them with 3-4 tbsp. of sugar and let…

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The Last Hill Town Exploration

Look this wonderful post about Fattoria La Vialla

Our Tuscan Year

As my journey and Italy dwindles  down to the last month, I have been very lucky to have an abundance of family visits to savor my remaining moments in Italy. For my Aunt Barbara’s trip,  I planned a four-day road trip through small hill towns in Chianti and the Val d’Arno. Our itinerary was derived from Eyewitness Travel’s “Back Roads of Northern and Central Italy.” My aunt rented a stick-shift Lancia which drove wonderfully on the windy roads across the countryside. Impressively, she had not driven stick shift in several decades but still managed to conquer the roads with finesse!

The Val d’Arno region (east of the Arno River) was our starting point, and the first stop on the itinerary was the Ponte Buriano, which apparently appears in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Unfortunately, the riverbed was almost dried up, which detracted from the supposedly picturesque view…

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Fattoria La Vialla: Il Birborosso

Another important resource of Fattoria La Vialla is the red wine

Cooking with Fabro

logo-fattoria-la-viallaA few years ago I was looking for good quality wine and came across a website. I subscribed and a few days later the catalog arrived. It came in a small box with a little present in it. The catalog was made out of recycled paper and the present was a branch of one of their olive trees. It was a nice surprise but didn’t really had a place to plant it. The “fattoria” has a really nice concept. They’re a CO2 neutral company, create bio products and work with recycled materials.

Once I started looking in their catalog, I noticed that they have a lot of wines (red, white and sparkling). But also some pasta, olive oil, sauces and cookies. All made by them with materials they produce themselves. I couldn’t decide so I ordered a pack with 7 of their red wines (they’ve more than 7 red wines but…

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LUNCH AT LA VIALLA

We love Fattoria Vialla. Near we have our Holiday House Cappannelle

"Travels with Hetty Hymer" Please use IPad in Landscape view to see categories Click menu for map of sleepy spots !

Our treat today is lunch at this very special farm up in the Tuscan Hills LA VIALLA at about 1000ft above sea level ..12-30 for a 1pm lunch and yes there is a place to park a camper van over night ..P1010667

Wandering up hill we came across the farm yard with some people sitting out having coffee and were welcomed by one of the staff who told us to have a look around if we wanted before going up the hill to the farmstead where Aperitifs would be served pre lunch ..P1010620

The produce to buy and to have shipped home is all made here ..The wood ovens for the biscuits and breads ..P1010621The sauce makers busy at work P1010623

The girls packing up orders to send to UK or I should think any where in the world ..if an order is over £75 its free shipping and this…

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