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Loving the cherry plum

Loving the cherry plum

In the Casentino area between Arezzo and Florence there is a wide valley, dominated by the castle of Romena on one side and the castle of Poppi o...

The battle of the Easter eggs

The battle of the Easter eggs

Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi, as they say in Italy – Christmas with the family, Easter with whom you please. And this year, at last, i...

Cantè j'euv

Cantè j'euv

“The eggs are too sweet? What can I say? They’re Easter eggs.” (Totò).It would be easy, maybe even expected, to start an...

Barefoot, hooded and slow

Barefoot, hooded and slow

They walk with slow, deliberate steps. Often barefoot. Long hoods hide their faces, so no one knows who they are, and nor must anyone know. For once, ...

The Carnival at Bergamo

The Carnival at Bergamo

There’s no need to take pot-shots at the huge festivals that Venice, Viareggio, Cento, Ivrea and Fano put on. Comparisons of that sort would be ...

The days of the thrush

The days of the thrush

In Italy, the last days of January go by the name of i giorni della merla (the days of the thrush, specifically the female thrush), and a quick Google...

The table and the cinema

The table and the cinema

A celebrated director of photography once observed that filming dialogues around a table are among the most complex scenes to set up and to shoot.&nbs...

Looking for Talent

Looking for Talent

Never before has our civilization revolved so much around the image. Image in the strict sense of the word – photos etc – and in the more ...

The Via Appia

The Via Appia

From Rome to Brindisi, from century to century. A road that traces space and time, that embodies the thoughts, customs and ways of life...

Il Ranavuottolo

Il Ranavuottolo

When Giacomo Leopardi and his friend Antonio Ranieri (whom he had met in Florence) arrived in Naples in 1833, Leopardi was a prematurely-aged, 35-year...

The Midnight Games

The Midnight Games

In the run up to the 23rd Olympic Games, the sports pages were awash with material that had little to do with sport itself. The pandemic, infection ra...

My name is Luca

My name is Luca

Luca is the new film from Disney-Pixar, released in June. It’s the work of Genoese director Enrico Casarosa, and the last thing...

The Little Fish

The Little Fish

Summer, according to the calendar, is with us. Scientists are broadly behind the decree that no longer requires us to wear masks outside. The commerci...

Under the Stars

Under the Stars

Not far from Florence, in the enchanting backdrop of the Tuscan hills, you find the Tenuta Poggio Casciano agriturismo. This is home to Locanda Le Tre...

Arezzo for Tiziano

Arezzo for Tiziano

We are delighted to talk about a campaign that emphasizes the importance of our area with an approach that’s perfectly aligned with the idea of ...

The Picnic Mythology

The Picnic Mythology

Anyone who thinks that Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe represents the first picnic in history is much mistaken. In actual fact, the origi...

Cultured vulgarity

Cultured vulgarity

We often smile when we hear certain expressions from the old peasant dialect, usually colorful and brutal in some way. We think of ourselves as proud ...

The Match Under Siege

The Match Under Siege

On the morning of 17 February 1530, the Spanish soldiers, in the pay of the Roman Emperor Carlo V, camping outside the walls of Florence, were woken t...

Christmas with the family

Christmas with the family

Knowing how to handle Christmas 2020 is a feat of acrobatics: on one hand, there’s an obsession with the safety measures that greatly deprive us...

The Fourth Magi

The Fourth Magi

We all know about the three "Magi" who brought gifts to the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. However, hardly anyone knows the little-told story of Artaban, th...

Practicing beauty

Practicing beauty

I’m not a big fan of Roberto Vecchioni’s music, but I find a disconcerting beauty in the few songs of his that I do like. I don’t su...

Sustainability is also social

Sustainability is also social

Sustainability is a widely used word and perhaps also abused in certain contexts. Often when we talk about sustainability, we think about the environ...

Vivere di Gusto

Vivere di Gusto

What’s Vivere di Gusto? The answer could be short and simple, or long and detailed. Let’s put it this way: our magazine aspires to be a ch...

A taste of the Renaissance

A taste of the Renaissance

The winding road that leads to Chianti from Bagno a Ripoli abruptly unfurls with a view on the left that’s only interrupted by the verticality o...

Le Tre Rane - Ruffino

Le Tre Rane - Ruffino

Legend has it that Le Tre Rane was an inn that a young Leonardo da Vinci opened on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, with an inspiring vision that food ...

When breakfast matters


When breakfast matters


Waking up, that sudden reconnection with the harsh everyday reality and a way of turning it into something special: breakfast. The frescoed ...

Panzanella

Panzanella

Panzanella is a mainstay on the summer menu at Ruffino’s restaurant, the Locanda. We write it with a capital letter and without worrying about o...

Caterina’s taste

Caterina’s taste

It is well known that the Italian language has its roots in the fourteenth-century Florentine that was spun so sublimely by Dante, Petrarch and Boccac...

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

I still remember those noisy lunches at grandma’s. The house was small, but the dining room, which was used only once a week and was otherwise k...

Le Tre Rane to your door

Le Tre Rane to your door

The long lockdown severely limited our restaurant activity, but it didn’t stop us from thinking and planning. In fact, we used the time to laun...

Le Tre Rane Estate

Le Tre Rane Estate

It’s been over a month since Poggio Casciano returned to some kind of normality, and again we’re welcoming plenty of food and wine enthusi...

Firenze Jazz Festival

Firenze Jazz Festival

It’s still very hot for September. The sun presses down with its sheen of milky humidity and the constant cicada chorus blends with the voices o...

Le Tre Rane - August

Le Tre Rane - August

Having barely paused for breath, Stefano Frassineti is once again updating Le Tre Rane’s menu, changing the flavours for a changing season....