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Day Trips from Casali di Casole

Staying at Casali di Casole allows for you to have a unique Italian experience where you see the true beauty of Tuscany. Traveling from the estate around this beautiful region is easy and allows for you to discover amazing cities and towns.

It is Carnival! A time for disguises, jokes, parties, and of course, delightful food. Among the traditional delicacies are frittelle, or fritters, made all over Italy for these festivities.

During the cold of January, let a bit of traditional Italian cooking warm your day. Chef Rachele Meucci, at Il Porrina in Casole d’Elsa, shared her pasta recipe of Pici with black cabbage pesto, dried onion, and roasted chickpeas. Originating in the province of Siena and dear to our traditions, Pici is a thick, but easy-to-make pasta. Find the recipe at the link below/in our bio. Buon appeitot!

Casali di Casole is thrilled to reveal our newest accommodation offering—Casale Le Macie. A modern Italian farmhouse comprised of a main residence and guesthouse, Le Macie also offers a private tennis court, expansive views, a large swimming pool, fire pit, and more.

With the festive season here, Denise Schininà, Chef at Caffè Casolani, is sharing her Zuppa Inglese recipe. This colorful, flavorful pudding dates back to the 18th century—a traditional dessert dish in several regions of Italy including Tuscany.

Now that Tuscany is on the slow descent into the winter months, a decadent soup is most comforting. Local cook, Giovanna Franceshi, is sharing a recipe with us from Maremma, the coastal Italian area extending from the south of Tuscany into the region of Lazio.

A beloved destination for centuries, Tuscany is celebrated for its timeless beauty, rich culture, and historic allure. When you're selecting your vacation destination, consider the endless advantages of opting for a private residence in the heart of Italy.

Millefoglie is a name that rolls off the tongue with a certain lyrical elegance. Its Italian origin, meaning "a thousand leaves," perfectly encapsulates the delicate and flaky layers that make this dish an irresistible masterpiece. But there's more to this culinary gem than meets the eye.

Discover the essence of Tuscany's culinary legacy through local cook Arianna Paolini's fall recipe, Cream of Cannellini Beans & Porcini Mushrooms. This authentic dish, rooted in tradition and history, promises to become a beloved addition to your seasonal dining repertoire.

Looking for a delicious new recipe? Try Chef Alessio Sedran's Pappa al Pomodoro. This aromatic simple delicacy is a pillar of Tuscan countryside cuisine and it is prepared using fresh tomatoes, bread, olive oil, and basil. This dish can be served warm or cold and is also wonderful when paired with fresh buffalo mozzarella or burrata.

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