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Discover the Italian art of enjoyment. Become part of Italy’s traditions and artistry through direct experiences with local people, food, and landscape. 

 

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The Scenery is a blog about the relationship between a woman and her changing environment. Andee writes about her sense of place and the ingredients that nourish it. As she moves from one camp to the next with her family, she reveals the native life there that brings her closer and closer to home.

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Few of many days get branded onto the mind. I find that in cer

La Fortezza delle Verrucole, San Romano di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Italy

La Fortezza delle Verrucole, San Romano di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Italy

I Want You to Know: Barga

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I want you to know wonderful it feels to drive the back road up to Barga. Take a ride behind this Fiat500 on your way to breakfast at the best little pastry shop ever! Scroll down for a taste -

 

 

Meet me in Tuscany this summer for a food tour with Aurelio Barattini. On one of our days together, we'll make our way up the same road on our way to Barga Vecchia. We'll explore the inner castle and the dining scene, get to know some of the folks who live there. We'll and take time to explore the Duomo di Barga and gaze over the Serchio valley from the top of the world. 

 

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Before we leave we'll meet Paolo Lucchesi. He'll tell us the story of his family's gelateria in Barga, his award-winning pasticceria, and how the history of the territory is woven into the quality of his work.

Try to get a sense for the best cappuccino you've ever had... The photo just doesn't convey the frothy perfection. So, come and meet me there, taste it for yourself!

 

Cappuccino and crostatina di ficchi. #figtart #cappuccino #fratellilucchesi #pasticceria #caffe  

Cappuccino and crostatina di ficchi. #figtart #cappuccino #fratellilucchesi #pasticceria #caffe

 

Paolo Lucchesi of Pasticceria Fratelli Lucchesi #sweets #baking #bar #pastrychef #barga  

Paolo Lucchesi of Pasticceria Fratelli Lucchesi #sweets #baking #bar #pastrychef #barga

 

Thanks for sharing your time with me by being here. Enjoyable travels and days to you!

Andee

 

Enjoyment is Tasting Marin

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Enjoyment is the heart of every Traveling Native experience. In Marin County, it will look, feel, and taste like this

 

Being there and becoming part of the scenery. #marincounty #californiacoast  

Being there and becoming part of the scenery. #marincounty #californiacoast

 

An antipasto toscano in the heart of San Francisco's historic Italian neighborhood #northbeach #baonecci  

An antipasto toscano in the heart of San Francisco's historic Italian neighborhood #northbeach #baonecci

 

Shucking and slurping California-grown oysters right out of their salty bay waters. #tomalesbay #oysters  

Shucking and slurping California-grown oysters right out of their salty bay waters. #tomalesbay #oysters

 

Meeting up with the life on the farm, the source of what we enjoy at the table #tolumafarms #tomalesfarmsteadcreamery  

Meeting up with the life on the farm, the source of what we enjoy at the table #tolumafarms #tomalesfarmsteadcreamery

 

Learning how slow food is made and meeting the people who are passionate about it #goatcheese #sheepscheese #californiacheese  

Learning how slow food is made and meeting the people who are passionate about it #goatcheese #sheepscheese #californiacheese

 

Dining at Aurelio's Traveling Cucina in California's food and wine country #aureliobarattini #travelingcucina #aureliosanticacucina #guestchef  

Dining at Aurelio's Traveling Cucina in California's food and wine country #aureliobarattini #travelingcucina #aureliosanticacucina #guestchef

 

 

Join us in Marin County this June 2017! Contact me directly to find out how. andee@travelingnative.com

The Best of Siena is Pretto: Food for a Better World

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Inside Pretto, pages of poetic discourse warm the atmosphere of this very unlikely positioned refuge of hospitality. But the power of this ethical and mouthwatering eatery is greater than how well it stands out against its harsh backdrop. Pretto is, in itself, a hub of wellbeing. It was born of a desire to sustain the pure and honest work of local farmers and artisans who, in turn, sustain the integrity of the land out of gratitude for what the land gives. 

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