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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 ...

Pici. But you can call them Pinci

Pici. But you can call them Pinci

Pici, pinci, appicciare...what are you talking about? That would have been the response of any number of Florentines, had they been asked if they kne...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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...

Discovering lost citrus


Discovering lost citrus


Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s reputation far exceeds the breadth, and perhaps also the depth, of his artistic output. The artist from Lombardy is one of...

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 ...