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"tuscany" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

07:18 min | 3 months ago

"tuscany" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Hey i'm rick steves. In my latest book for the love of europe. I share the highlights of a lifetime of exploring europe my favorite experiences sites and encounters in a hundred essays. If you love your up to this is four. Decades of greatest hits in four hundred pages made to order to stoke your travel dreams. You can order your copy of for the love of europe at rick. Steves dot com. There were stranger creatures than you can ever imagine roaming the earth until maybe a few thousand years ago like lemurs the size of guerrillas in five hundred pound burks coming up a little later in the hour on today's travel with rick. Steves ross macphee. From the american museum of natural history tells us what they've learned about the megaphone. So many people are so crazy about italy and in italy. You've got all of these distinct regions provinces. That are they got their own personality and for a lot of people. The quintessence of italy is tuscany. I wanna learn more about tuscany. I wanna learn about the villages of tuscany at one. Learn about the hill towns on the cuisine. And the best way to do that is to talk with some friends who have fallen in love with tuscany or maybe fallen in love with a tuscan and moved there. I've got two guides with me right now. Americans who have adopted tuscany as their homeland and tip arado lives in sienna in anna has her phd in art history and she fell in love with the history and the art and the culture of sienna in tuscany and karen. Kibi lives in lavar. No she's lived there for eight years and she fell in love with a with an italian guy. Fabrizio and now karen leads americans around from her base in livorno karen and ana. Thanks for joining us. Thanks thank you so much when judge notes so you both sound like you love tuscany. You end up living there if gonna brag about tuscany. How is it distinct. From other parts of italy karen i think part of the beauty of tuscany is the history and the towns and architecture and most people know about our most famous residents like leonardo da vinci and michelangelo. But what a lot of people don't know is that each village and each town has its own distinct personality foods that we eat and we don't eat anywhere else in the in the region. Different accents every place you go. They have different accents and so we can actually tell each other apart. who's appeasing. who's aleve organiser. Who's a florentine his ac- nasa just by how people talk you know and just sitting here at the table with you. Guys i can just see the fun you have in acknowledging and celebrating the cultural differences and the the rich heritage combined in this relatively small piece of land and even within tuscany. You've got these. You know the pride of this town and the price of that town you live in sienna. How cnn distinct and what what is proud of well. Sierra is one of the proudest towns. I've ever come across and of course it's most famous for. Its is polio race. In so within the walls of cnn we have seventeen distinct neighborhoods called colorado. So they run in the pa twice a year and it's just the best example of civic pride. I think That i've ever witnessed to. What is the poly. The polio is a race that has been going on in sienna since the thirteenth century. At least and it has evolved over the centuries but basically essentially remains the same. It's the world's longest continuous running horse. Race it happens twice sometimes three times. A year in the city center of there are horses. There is pandemonium there is passion and it's well worth visiting an all this commotion and craziness and i wasn't people gathering together. And how long does the race last a minute. And fifteen thirty seconds something. Ninety seconds ninety seconds is before and after yes and you feel that when you go there and when you say civic pride it's important to remember that the notion of italy is is relatively new one hundred and fifty years ago. There was no italy and in the middle ages. There was all these little competing city states. And there's a huge historic rivalry between florence and sienna. And you feel that in many ways. karen how do you feel the competition between States like cnn florence. Pisa or lavar notice lebron. He's not our historic enemies and we actually have a saying. That says it's better to have a death in the family than a piece in on your doorstep so easily over there. He's a really. You had a lot of enemies. Because i know in florence they they love to pee into the river because it goes down to tony v.'s. Right exactly the. What are the siennas in florence on my goodness well. The first time. I went there and i was still learning italian. There was a soccer game. It was win briefly. Briefly ciano was in series a. And they were playing at florence. I didn't know this. But i was outside the church of san domenico the basilica of san domenico to visit saint catherine and i hear chanting. I asked him what are they chanting. And she said the sienese fans are chanting to the florentines record data. Montag di remember montepellier. The remember that time in twelve sixty when we beat you. So don't make a senior person angry. They tend to hold a grudge. These this history. It's a little bit playful but it's a little bit real it centuries old and when you travel around tuscany i find all these gorgeous hill. Towns wonderful little squares and there's a little florentine flavor you see the medici seal because it was in the empire of the little imperial power of florence and the the grand duchy of tuscany that they found it in the in the sixteenth century and whatnot. You see you're you're in multiple john or something and there's the i'm allowed to say balls on the radio balls. The medici crest is ball's they took over someplace in slop. Their balls on it. I mean pills pills. Medici oranges globes and it is a reminder of the rule of the power of the she and that was florence spend. Yes yeah but if. I may just one town that did not get taken over because got taken over leave ordinary but luca did not and they are still proud about that too. Independent independent independent luca independent and tuscany means never with the medici. The florentines flag flying. And i just love that in fact a lot of big kessels in tuscany. What would be a castle. That means a lot to you. Well the castle joni. Because whenever i see it on the bus it means. I'm nearly home and someone wanted. He joins a little town population. Something of forty now. But it's basically a fortress to protect cnn from the florentines so between About twenty minutes outside of cnn. As i say the scenes would watch and make sure those florentines weren't trying to come and take over. Cnn which they were doing from the twelfth to the sixteenth century and so this fort managed to keep those florentines back until the sixteenth century when they finally surrendered or never taken over. But you can visit that today and you can walk the walls and dress up as a medieval knight. I love how they have festivals and different excuses to remember the history. And in this case you would have. I would imagine a festival that takes you back to the middle of the pageantry. Yes you go into monterey joining the summer and you you exchanger euros for these little silver and gold coins to buy your beer. And you're you know you're meat. And they have live theater and music and performers so this is monte rejoin m. o. n. t. e. r. I g g. I o n i in. It's a great castle that you can put on your on your.

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Multitasking vs Monotasking: The Secret to Getting Things Done

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

02:15 min | 6 months ago

Multitasking vs Monotasking: The Secret to Getting Things Done

"Now how many of you believe that you can multitask. I know you're nodding right now. I know you're raising your hand. How many of you genuinely feel you can multi. I have my hand out. Because i used to be one of those people and then read a study. That said this. Only two percent of the world's population can multitask. That means ninety. Eight percent of us can not multitask now. The article goes on to say that when people hear that we all believe the very present right. We all believe we can multitask. When the truth is most likely in ninety eight percent icon. So if you're sitting there convincing you solve your in that two percent i promise you you're not and we have to switch to mono tossing or single tasking. This is the idea of being present right now. Is i'm recording this podcast. I don't have my phone in front of me. I don't have my laptop in front of me. I don't have any device in front of me. Apart from the microphone and the recorder. I am fully present with you. And i know you can feel it. I know right now whether you're walking your dog with your cooking whether you're eating whether you editing. Whether you had the jim i know you can feel that i'm present. And why do i do that. Not so i can say i was mono talking or single tuscany. I do it. Because i want you to get the best of me. You know that this podcast will be different if i was texting messaging. You know this. Podcast will be different if i was cooking or if i was at the gym or if i was editing while i was doing this podcast. The quality of our output decreases as we multitask our efficiency and productivity goes up as we monitor. Ask single task. We think that. Hey if i only spent time on one thing at a time then i'm going to slow down. I'm going to achieve less than everybody. That's not true you actually achieve more quality you will actually achieve more debt you will actually achieve more connection by single tasking or monitoring asking.

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Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

Inside Outside Guys

00:18 sec | 8 months ago

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

"Italy is pledged to vaccinate the most vulnerable against the Corona virus is coming under scrutiny in some regions of the country. Lawyers, Magistrates and other young professionals have been prioritized over older citizens. In fact, those over the age of 80 in Tuscany have the lowest

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Interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

07:52 min | 9 months ago

Interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

"Talk to me about going forward and connecting people and the focus. You're putting on experiences but also on the lives you can create for your host. Who in part. I think are taking equity and becoming quite important for the brand. We've just heard in london here this week. That uber has said its drivers will become workers with benefits and minimum wage. So they're getting brought into the companies. So how do you sort of to advance the experience of your host but also the people that are using the platform to rent yet to great questions. Maybe i'll start with the second question host. And then i'll go to the first one the different like let's just take us versus uber. One difference in us an uber is the founders of uber created uber because they wanted to be writers another words they said it would be awesome if i could summon a black car so they started on the buyer side. We were totally opposite. My roommate and i weren't desiring to have a service like airbnb to travel because we were too broke to even want such a service. I mean we would have loved it but we were so broke. We just wanted to way to make money so we really started as host. So in that sense. I think this is a company of hosts by host for host and even if we have veered from that in the past. We're back there. And so i'm very proud of the fact that number one host have made one hundred and ten billion dollars on our platform since we started. That's pretty cool. The next thing. I'm saying i think it's cooler. Fifty five percent of that income has gone to women most ecommerce platforms. The vast majority economics. They're not evenly distributed on airbnb. The vast majority of income is outside the united states and more than half of it goes to women. it's a pretty diverse audience. We have four million host on airbnb. Ninety percent of our hosts are individual people so there is a question. How many of these are professionals. The answer is ten percent ninety percent of individuals. The most common careers are healthcare workers schoolteachers. In students these are the three most common professions that we've seen so these are truly everyday people like my parents. My parents are social workers. And it would make sense that people who need supplemental income would be everyday people for the most part one of the things we did before it went public. Is i got a piece of advice from somebody. They said. institutionalize your intentions. So that even as a public company you can minimize conflicts. Your vision and what they really meant was wants to go public. The cement of your company gets a little harden. What do you want to bake into the company before you go public. And i said one of the things i want to bake in is to create a host endowment. I want to set aside equity for host and so one of the things we did is we took nine point. Two million shares of airbnb equity and we put it into is essentially a airbnb host endowment kind of like a college endowment where it would grow every year but then some of the appreciation would get distributed into the host each year. So that was the idea that endowment is nearly two billion dollars today and growing. I hope it's one day. Larger than most college endowments and we created a host advisory board of seventeen host from fourteen countries to advise us on how to spend that money and reinvest it back to the host community. We also allowed host to invest in our ipo. And we had. I think it was fifteen thousand host. If i'm not mistaken who invested. They bought stock at sixty eight dollars. A share as you know the stock prices at the time of this recording around triple so those hosts have done really well and if i could allowed winning more host to invest in the whatever but we had some sec regulations that limited us and so these are just some of the many things we tried to do. But i just want to say like our commitment to host just beginning. Because i've committed to putting more than one hundred million dollars in my own equity into the host endowment and we're gonna continue to invest in our host because we are nothing without our host and in the end the day everybody's more of a community anything else i mean. Yeah we are a technology company in a sense but with people are buying isn't technology and they're not buying real estate we're not like zillow wh- senator of our company our host and our people and so that leads to the second question. What is airbnb about in. Where's it going when we started airbnb. Our first tagline was travel like a human. The idea was that you were like kind of treated for who you are. And you're seen for who you are valued for who you are and that was kind of the idea. I mean it was idealistic. But i can tell you. We definitely believed it in the early days and we realized that i had these two crazy ideas when we start airbnb. These crazy beliefs and people thought i was absurd. The first idea was we thought people were fundamentally good. That sounds kind of crazy because if you open any newspaper you wouldn't think they're good. People are good wise every headline about the worst of humanity. I think there was a famous quote by a former chief justice. The united states. You said i don't read the front page of the newspaper. I read the sports section. The front pages filled the man's failures. The sports pages. Filled man successes. I kind of feel like despite what we read in the news. People are funny. Good and i can tell you that we have the data to prove it. We probably more than anyone to prove what happens. When a hundred million people live together. Mostly good things sometimes bad things but statistically people are good and the second thing is true is that people are ninety nine point nine percent the same and you would never think that today given that we are so divided and yeah we spent a lot of time energy celebrating that point one percent. That makes us different. We call that culture in other things but let's not forget that we're mostly the same deep down and if you think people are good and their most the same then you'd believe that it's better to bring them together than divide them in separate them. That was the idea behind airbnb and so real estate and housing is just the beginning. We launched a few years ago. Airbnb experiences air experiences are essentially just three hour activities where you can have a host host. One other passions. You can go to tuscany. And make pasta with grandma grandma. Non an arena. Who's like an eighty plus year old grandmother who grew up during world war. Two and tells you about living in italy during the rise of fascism and then kind of what happened after and she tells you about her famous recipe and you make pasta in her house with and then you eat around the table this alternative to going to restaurants a pretty cool alternative so we have these like really interesting experiences and i think experiences is going to be a really really big product. I thought last year was going to break out year. But of course social distancing met we put on pause but we're looking at many new ways to try just connect people again. I think this is one of the loneliest times in human history right now. I think most people listening would probably say they felt some type of loneliness in the last year. We've been so separated. And i think in life we sometimes appreciate things when they're taken away from us and human connection and travels been taken away from us and i hope that makes us value at more than ever before and i'm pretty concerned about the amount of isolation happening and i don't think that social media and digital connections are fully nourishing. We actually do need real connection with real people. And i actually think it's good. Connect people are different than you. If you wanna like bridge the divide in any country. The best answer. I've heard is to just walk in other people's shoes don't argue over the internet. No one's ever changed. Someone's mind on a youtube comment section to my knowledge. But how could you not change your mind when you walk in someone. Just home live in their home walk. In their shoes do their activities. You may not agree with them but you will find that. Most of them are good and they're mostly just like you deep

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Uri Bram on Being Remotely Functional

The Small Business Success Podcast

07:25 min | 9 months ago

Uri Bram on Being Remotely Functional

"One of the things. I'm always curious about is. When did you first notice you were growing beyond what you could manage like on your small team or as a solo preneurs for someone. When like when did you first notice. You're going to have to expand beyond that. I think that is a really interesting transition. Because i you know i sort of realized that i was at ninety percent capacity. I realized i was may be coming towards one hundred capacity. I realized that it was maybe two hundred and ten. Thank you know. I always took pride that. I on every email and whenever subscriber right to end i would go above and beyond try and look after them and make make make sure that they felt like a human. Was tuscany reading announcing dino and yet another thing about emails is the thing that it was just like going for other one of the other night. It never ends the nuclear inbox menu. Wake up in the morning and there's like another goodness. Oh i think we will traumatize and so i realized on the a little too late that it got out of control and the problem was the Big restructuring the has to happen between a sort of china and an organization. I mean the easiest part of it is just a you know we go from having all the knowledge and information about business in my head and i know edrich and i remember it thankfully at the time But no one else has any idea how anything so we started out as working with a few freelancers graphic design. Obviously that simple enough. You know you. Just say hey. We'd like this beautiful draw a picture. Thank you very much. And yeah i think at the moment when i realized we needed to expand into an organization and a team and it was already too late because it actually takes quite of work to then and make business legible. Which at that moment you longer have time to do. Because you're trying to do the work. That is something. I wish i'd started sina. So what would you say are some signs that solo per newer out there right now. Listening could see in their own business. And say i should be starting to think about that already. What should they be looking out of. They make that jump. It's a really great question. Obviously one of these things that it's always going to be a matter of discretion and you know sometimes people jumped to five people often higher too early on then w ovation so they can't fulfill in always Already challenge on the other side of me. I think that when you realize that you are doing tasks that don't really require your skillset so for me. It was realizing that a lot of the things i was doing. I enjoyed them. And i like them. Because i had gotten good at them. Actually it needs to be meeting them. It didn't really take expertise to the simplifies and i was procrastinating from the heart attacks by simple tasks what ingredients today with handoff. They simply tasks. But i think as set it is very hard. You have this vision of how well you do things right You think you're doing everything right and when you had something over. It's never going to be done the way you did it. Maybe it's going to be done better but you think it's done better. You think it's not quite right. I think at the moment. When i realized that yet these tasks within the business that i was during repeatedly and didn't require like you know my specific expertise at the moment that i think you start thinking. Hey can i organize the system. Either like to unite like sas has improved so much and has made. This is like aw possible like that. Identity can get handed like the right technology. And then others can be hindered Another member of the team. Yeah i definitely agree with that. It's so funny. Everything you just said was like a mirror from my one on one with my manager really liked to do are the things that probably you're going to have to let go of to keep expanding at least that's what she keeps telling me and i have found that she's been right every time she reminds me of that. But it's really tough to let go those things that you really like doing and i think you have a certain level of Confidence and excitement. Because you already like become an expert at those things that you should probably be delegating out to your point that maybe are not as much strategy but in the day to day but they're also hard because that's why you fell in love with the track. He did right because those are the things that you really enjoy in. That's how you kind of got into stuff so it's always interesting to me in the corporate world. You know you end up. Having to give those up in as a solo per newer. You probably have to give them up to in order to grow your business right I always say that like all business problems emotional problems and that's not actually true. Like many are not a lot of my are about me about my psychology about figuring out a way around myself and mike hangups and whatever it might be and i it's it's kind of funny to realize that the best thing you can do for your business unit realized realize have kiss reflection realized the things holding you back and just solving problems actually is really good for businesses. Well yeah buddy. Go things and not being a control freak. They're all things. I'm working on every day at. I feel like you're right. Those are those motions issues that could be holding you. Back is keeping hanging onto things a little too long. I do think you are right. That people sometimes higher too quickly. But i think what you're saying. You said a couple of things that really stand out to me before we move onto a new little section here. But you mentioned that one if you're realizing you're doing one hundred ten nine hundred fifty percent every day you know. You're probably starting to outgrow needing just yourself and the other thing was really about letting go some of those things that you really liked doing but you can't. You can't scale by doing those. Every day and focusing on things the areas you need to expand in so. I think both of those really stand out to me for someone who's out there. Sola preneurs right now feeling. Some of those things might be time to start making the plan. Oh that's the other thing you said that stood out to me so three things actually because we talked about by the time you need it. It's too late to make the plan because you're too busy so i think if you're a solo pure out there and you're feeling like you're overworked. Every day i mean every every silla preneurs going to feel that way but if it's getting excessive and if you're feeling like you know you are doing the day to day in it's just drowning you. It's definitely you might be already passed the time to make a plan. So are there any like where in your experience he said. You kind started the planning a little too late. So where do you think someone should start planning before. They feel like that like what what's their signed like. Hey start making span into a multi employee organization. Yeah i. I'm going to say that this is not actually a signal in itself but an example for me. That was really salient. Was when we started using helpdesks of. I used to get support just to my personal in box and way way way too late i set up proper support software just in modern held stuff and at first it wasn't such a big change. I i like. I was still dealing with emails. Am i was just doing it from a different client and then slowly you kind of learned over like tools within it and you're like oh i can do snippets and our hey. I can get reminded. An owner is actually like much better than for the main thing. Is that it. Lets you hand off smoothly like once. Stop ramp-up unanimous situation. If you want to bring someone new on board like you're working with a system that is built for that and the initial like transition tick a week way to But if i was doing that we transition in the middle of a crunch time. I would have been absolutely friday. Was only by during that transition in. Advance that unite. The whole thing seemed possible.

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Italian Wine and Music

Travel with Rick Steves

04:11 min | 1 year ago

Italian Wine and Music

"To start. I thought we could all use a touch of the simple pleasures of life has enjoyed in italy. Aband- from or veto has fun with the popular songs. People like to request in italy. And just a bit. Let's warm up with virtual sip of the great types of wine. They've been producing for centuries. Our guides are francesco clunky. He's a licensed so may from tuscany. and alberto. Batak specializes in farm and food tours in the companion region around naples francesco. Alfredo benvenuti run journal. Nice to have you guys hear clearly. Alfredo italian wine and vineyards earn an important part of the tradition of italy. And you're making your own wine now and you've got tour groups that come in and and experienced the wine. How do you teach an appreciation of italian wine. Well actually i'm just implanted my vineyard only two years ago so we are not yet at the stage of producing and also having groups arriving back in the future i plan to do so and i am not the only one who's Starting a new vineyard region which is compound yeah and Precisely maybe near is in the area of europeana which is close to a sexually between avellino benevento and It's a process that many young people in companion starting to do again like going back to the land. That families said abandoned for many years when they moved to the cities to work there now. Many people are thinking it's a good idea to restart producing implanting nervion yards but being not a professional of this sector economic implant to limit it a quantity which is called italy personal use quantity. I know this sounds something. How many bottles is personal use. It's not in terms of bottles in surface you can you can. It's like actually One thousand square meters maximum. That quite small. It's all it's like nine thousand square feet and how many bottles you produce in a you can produce out of that probably Seven hundred hundred bottles sending like that depending on the year and the quick enough for you and your friends exactly. That's the idea. There's a blended personal use. That's a lot of energy. You're putting into y. You must really love wine. I love wine and does so actually starting in the same plot which is bigger. I started with the olive trees and planted to one hundred twenty seven years ago and then i told that wine and olive oil is a good commission. That's nice but you work all of this. Put all this energy all this money into that. You make seven hundred bottles. What if the winds not good and you love wine i. It'd be a pity to to drink mediocre wine when you've got great wine all around new well that's said it's a little bit of a challenge and also i'm not making my note may own and i'm gonna get people didn't make really expert help i. I'd love to hear how that goes in. When will you pop up your first bottle. I'm gonna start probably really producing in a couple of years from now all right and when we think of italian wine what makes it talion special compared to french or spanish wine. Well i i will say a french. And italian can be comparable in terms of the variety and quality and is actually what happens every year. This fighting between italy and france to be the best one for the year and in terms of production quality and varieties. The spanish winds are getting better and better. I used to live close to spin for a while in the nineties. I was into will go often over the border and drink some good spanish winds. They're improving. But i will not say that varies as much variety and as much quality. They'll be having these two countries italy and france and as Talking from the point of view Really a lot of variety like everything else in italy. One is regional specific varieties which are with aversive personality. Exactly and also in each region you can go through the different levels of quality and for example in my region panya we have five top winds which audio cg once and most of them are white but we also tout out to one name to you before.

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"tuscany" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"tuscany" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"Talking about and poppy. I know that's the that's the kind of eccentric character The kind of baser on anybody or you. Totally make make her up in your mind. We now give. Somebody said that. She thought she was the combination of sophia loren and odd on the golden yorker. Yes yes of but she was actually I was. I was watching a documentary on a woman named iras at though she's this new york city iconic businesswoman. Who is now ninety. Nine years old is she. Has this just a joy for life and and and There's big glasses and breaks clothing. And i guess she's just so darling and funny and full of life that i knew after i watched that documentary. I thought oh now that that's true. I want poppies to be big therapy. You could continue over into future books. They're they're nineteen reason. I will boiler character that sounds great sponsor by the name of the book is the star-crossed sister's testimony. I guess you'd consider it a kind of a romantic novel comedic novel. I mean just to give the audience an idea right. Yes and if you're looking for a getaway from during pandemic international vacation. Hopefully it will transport you a nicer we need. We need a lot of about now. We don't need to watch the news every second. You need to get away from it well lori. Give your website if you will get more information about you in the book or any contact.

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"tuscany" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"tuscany" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

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Italys parliamentary shake-up

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:05 min | 1 year ago

Italys parliamentary shake-up

"The reduction of Italy's national parliament was a typical five-star and typical populist promise grand dramatic sweeping eye-catching rabble-rousing and. Totally. Pointless. Pressed for a rationale beyond pandering to the anti-establishment grouch ing voters five star claimed that axing impedes would save money even five star assessed that this might run to roughly a billion euros of the next decade, which in the context of the outgoings of the government of the world's eighth largest economy is a wretchedly poultry hillock of beans. Granted that Italy's parliament was by Global Standards Lodge among the world's democracies only the United Kingdom and Germany seat more impedes in their lower house but the UK has roughly the same number of people living in it as Italy and Germany more. Granted. Also that a quantity of Italian MP's will have been inept crooked, lazy silly insane and or drunk but the proportions are unlikely to have differed significantly from those of other elected assemblies and at any rate five stars initiative seems more focused on quantity than quality. Nevertheless, the idea was also backed by most of Italy's political parties who decided that being accessories to a massacre of themselves was politically more sensible than defending the status quo. When anti-establishment sentiment reaches a critical mass, it requires ran nerve to tell cranky voters that may be governing is more complicated than they might think. But possibly more interesting and perhaps even more encouraging results of local and municipal elections held in seven regions across Italy the same day as the referendum. These, conversely did not go brilliantly for Italy's recently triumphant populists league the right wing Tub Thumpers who at one point ran the country with five star in a coalition as unlikely as their eventual falling out was inevitable had made promises. If not assumptions of sweeping the board, they did not obey we lost. That's clear. I'm happy because I'm sure that many of the forty percent of people who voted for us to back that acceleration audition east. Regrettably the elections were not a total bust later, they held onto Veneta and lagoon area and will probably form a government invalid Diaz to. Even more regrettably the brothers of Italy a gruesome sack of ultra-nationalist won the regional presidency in McKay. But results elsewhere looked like a vote of confidence in at least current national government, the Democratic Party who replaced later as five styles. Coalition Partners surprised many by keeping Campania, Puglia and Tuscany. As these votes have been counted, everyone has claimed victory the labor force slightly expanding their reach the brothers of Italy, for eating into his share of flag flapping head banging sentiment the Democratic Party for resisting the populous surge five star for winning their referendum. But may be and two thousand and twenty s clearly in which all optimism demand asterix the real winner is the recently fashionable contention that governing is difficult and best done by people who know what they're doing as opposed to Yahoos and grand dieters who enjoy being on television. Italy's governments like everyone's have been brutally tested this year the relationship between general diligence and effectiveness in dealing with covid nineteen has been difficult to miss competent representatives of the people have demonstrated the value and in some places there scarcity. As, a consequence of five stars referendum, Italians will now have fewer representatives trying to answer to more people. It seems reasonably likely that this will prove a hollow victory but as more folk are hopefully realizing in Italy and elsewhere, that's the only victory that populists ever win.

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Maria Liberati Show

The Maria Liberati Show

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Maria Liberati Show

"Carpaccio thinly sliced to Green Zucchini one right onion and one tomato Finley's sliced all of those vegetables on a mandolin. Then you'll need a handful of fresh basil and meant finely chop solid and pepper to taste one tablespoon of. Apple CIDER vinegar two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil arranged thinly sliced Zucchini red onion and tomato on a serving plate set that aside in a bowl, you're going to whisk the apple cider vinegar with extra virgin olive oil and add in salt and pepper to taste when you're ready to serve for the dressing on top of the thinly sliced vegetables, and you're going to sprinkle the freshly chopped fresh basil and men, and if you would like, you can also topic with some shaved Parmesan O or peck arena cheese and another of my favorite end simple vegetarian carpaccio dishes is thinly sliced cucumbers thinly sliced radishes with Freshman Te. So you thinly sliced cucumbers than Li sliced radishes. Range that on a serving plate set that aside in a separate bowl, you're going to put two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice whisk that together when you're ready to serve the core Pacciotti for that dressing on top of the thinly sliced cucumbers, radishes and sprinkle some freshly chopped men on the top and you have your vegetarian core Paci Oh and again, you can also play shaved Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecker Reno on top of that dish Chianti is a fuller bodied red wine characterized by of velvety burgundy color. The skins of the grapes remain when undergoing fermentation producing a bitter strong taste with cherry and floral notes Chianti. Red Wine. Paris well, with this type, of Auntie, Pasta essentially a meat and cheese platter Carpaccio has countless variations including the vegetarian and Vegan variations which are my favorite. Now, this dish was named after the Renaissance Painter Vittorio Carpaccio the Pasta is reminiscent of his red hued paintings enhanced by a rich Chianti? The carpaccio plied or is traditionally made with paper thin slices of meat like beef tenderloin or zoo drizzled with olive oil lemon juice in garnished with shaved Parmigiano, Reggiano and capers. But again, we're experiencing this dish vegetarian or Vegan style experience the delight of Tuscany wine tasting in your own home with Chianti, an vegetarian or Vegan carpaccio perfect for an outdoor meal with a dreamy fall breeze..

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How about a language vacation

Travel with Rick Steves

03:02 min | 1 year ago

How about a language vacation

"Tour Guide Kerry Walker is an American language, but she's worked on her language goes in Central America and was immersing herself in Italian lessons when we last checked in with her Kerry, where have you gone in Italy to study the language I? So I started off in a school at Monte Pacino School in town so I Did that for about a week, which was a great start but then left I really needed more so I quickly learned that private lessons for me were the way to go really get the most being my book I said my last two studies have been in home stays with my teacher. So private is better than group for you for me, but is it more expensive because it's one on one? It is more expensive. But my goal is to really learn the language and order to do that. I realized that I really need that one on one, which is focused exactly on where I am where my misconceptions are the things that I want fine tune, and also that the places that I want to go may teacher can take me there much more quickly they can tailor the teaching to your exact interests you know all over the. World there's a lot of people earning their living despite teaching. English. As a second language is it can flip flop it. Are there a lot of people in Italy that earned their living or supplement their income by teaching foreigners Italian without question it's a big business. How you learn about that you know there's a lot of different ways. There's not one place to go to I. Really do it a lot of different ways I. Just asking people, where did you study? So I, got my last home state through my Italian tutor back home had another student that I spoke to I. So I think really getting those references from other people. Also some research, there's a lot of people now that have contacts with teachers all over Italy, and then you move in and you just how many hours a day or a week where he works. So I did I did about four to six hours a day, but I ate breakfast lunch and dinner with that family our table with ALFRESCO. Semi my classroom was Tuscany alfresco outside as living it. I was I was all those things that I needed to learn. My teacher was right there. So so it's it's a lot of work I I've never bothered I I have. A great time in Italy why would you spend all the time and money learning the language I'd love connecting with the culture I mean I think just to be able to move in and really not only did I. Learn the language I learned the culture I said at that table every day and for me that makes travel so much more real. So that is it. If the bottom line, the bottom line is not speaking the language, but it's connecting with the culture and with the language it's like you've got better vision. Exactly. You've done this also in Costa Rica and. Those are two different. Spanish. Speaking Countries. How does your choice of a destination? Impact, the learning that you have and what you come away with because Costa Rica and Nicaragua you went to both of them and you were trying to learn Spanish Why would you go to one rather than the other for me? It was based on what I wanted to see as well. I had some travel goals to for people. I. Think it's often going to depend on what part of the world you WANNA. See a said oftentimes that's the case also, you have to think about what kind of language you WanNa come away with if you went. Back to learn French and then you go to France, they're gonNA look at you like where are you from? Exactly so that's one of the reasons I chose not to study in Sicily obviously Naples I want to for me 'cause you don't WanNa, go around the world speaking. In, Tuscany, the kind of Italian. That I want to come away with what they're speaking there.

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Musicians: Barbara Strozzi

Encyclopedia Womannica

03:17 min | 1 year ago

Musicians: Barbara Strozzi

"Barbara Stroke Z.. Was Born in Venice Italy in sixteen nineteen. Her mother was Isabella are Zony a servant in the household of the famous poet Giulio Stroke. while. Giulio became Barbara's adopted father. It's possible that he was also her biological father. Either Way Julia was a profound influence and source of support. Barbara's life. When Barbara was young she received an education in music composition. Truly used his connections with Venezia's artistic and cultural elite to provide his daughter with opportunities. In. Sixteen thirty seven Giulio created a music focused branch of an intellectual organization he attended. Barbara hosted the group performed some of her music at the gatherings there. She was also exposed to other academically minded musicians, some of whom dedicated volumes of music to her. Barbara I launched her composing career in sixteen, Forty four with a volume called first book of Madrigal's she dedicated the book to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. She wrote so that under an oak of gold, it may rest secure against the lightning of slander prepared for it. In other words she was ready for some serious criticism perhaps particularly due to her gender. But the musical community ended up largely appreciating her work though she did face some accusations that she was a cortisone. Barbara's music was typically secular while many other male composers of the era focused on creating music for the church. Barbara was one of the most influential secular composers of the time and gained a rare amount of public recognition for a woman in her position. The men in the field generally wrote more music than she did but Barbara ensured that more of her music was published than there's. From Sixteen, Forty, four to sixteen sixty four Barbara published eight books of music. The one of them has since been lost. This high volume of work indicates the Barbara's music was well liked however, after her father Giulio passed away in sixteen, Fifty, two Barbara may have faced some financial troubles. She was Julius only air but didn't seem to receive any money after his death. Publishing. So much music may have been an attempt to find financial stability even after Giulio passed away Barbara's work was profoundly influenced by him. Mustafa of her compositions were based on texts perhaps a result of her father figures background in poetry. She used a technique called risky to Tibo llandough meaning she emphasized the words in her music with minimal musical accompaniment. Barbara's bold. Experimental style influenced music for generations to come and cemented her place as one of the few female Italian composers at the is still studied today. Not, much is known about Barbara's life after her final publication in sixteen, Sixty four though she occasionally liked to sing her own work and associated with famous opera composers of the era. She never performed an opera she also never married, but she did have four children who she raised as a single mother. Her two daughters joined a convent and one of her sons became a monk. Barbara Strokes he passed away on November Eleventh Sixteen, Seventy seven in Padua Italy.

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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 1 year ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 1 year ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

Encyclopedia Womannica

04:10 min | 1 year ago

Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

"Of Tuscany. Matilda was born in ten. Forty six in Luca Tuscany. She was the daughter of a prominent ruler in northern Italy. When she was just six years old her father was assassinated. Her siblings died soon. After making Mathilde the sole heir to her family's Fortune Matilda's mother then married the Duke of Upper Lorraine an enemy of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry the third in response the Emperor Kidnap Matilda and her mother and brought them to Germany. He kept them as hostages for a year until he eventually reconciled with the Duke. That experience marked the beginning of Matilda's lifelong animosity towards the Holy Roman emperor. Matilda married the Duke Son in ten sixty nine and they had a child who passed away as an infant after that. Matilda move back to Italy with her mother to rule like her father. Matilda was a stringent supporter of the pope. She became close friends with Pope. Gregory the seventh and was involved in his conflict with the emperor when Henry the fourth became holy Roman Emperor. He and Pope Gregory clashed over the power balance of the Holy Roman Empire. Henry pushed to increase the power of the emperor over the clergy insisting that he had the right to appoint new bishops pope. Gregory wanted to preserve his power and excommunicated Henry the pope also passed a resolution that stunted. Henry's power staving. Henry's underlings had no obligation to obey him. Henry feared the possibility of a rebellion. So in the harsh winter of ten seventy seven he made the long journey to Matilda's castle and Canosa to meet Pope Gregory and beg his forgiveness. After being forced to wait in the cold for three days Henry was permitted to enter the gates cook humiliated Henry further. I making him walk barefoot through the snow and kneel at his feet and penance. This became an iconic historical seen right. Matilda's Gregory revoked Henry's excommunication but the conflict didn't end there. Henry was excommunicated two more times for other offenses after his excommunication in ten eighty Matilda remained at war with him for over two decades. Sometimes she would don armor and personally lead her troops into battle. She also helped finance. The pope's military operations Mathilde battled against Henry until his death in eleven o six in their final conflict. Matilda gathered an army of local small landowners. Who were familiar with the territory there? Quick communication gave them an edge over the emperor. Soldiers Matilda herself wrote on the battlefield surrounded by a small group of loyal men. Henry's battalion found difficult terrain and watch towers raining spears at every turn. Though the Imperial Army was strong these small advantages turned the tide in favor of Mathilde allowing her to hold the territory of northern Italy. Not only was she victorious. Mathilde strategy one over several towns to her side united against imperial rule. Henry never put up much of a fight again. Mathilde forced to soldiers to retreat. Whenever she showed up to lead her army she also lets successful sieges of several more cities in ten ninety. Three MATHILDE convinced Emperor Henry Son to rebel against him and seize the crown. Eventually after Henry. The Fourth Death Matilda made peace with the Imperial Establishment. Before passing away and

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"tuscany" Discussed on Why Don't You Love Me

Why Don't You Love Me

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on Why Don't You Love Me

"Another topic before care. And I both went home that was a big party offer ends house for. Celebrate the end of. Coursework Uni and whispers only got to me that, that was another gay guy who we didn't know I've met him once. He was fresh blood to me, and he was quite active and all friends said, oh, yeah. He's he's, he's looking. Ingo. Cookery brief could be beef. So I try and talk to him and chatting and he's not the most. Interest speaking like with UC fit. Don't give much back fit and personality. Come package. And sometimes, you really can't basil your hopes and someone being pretty no, you cannot have loved by in several times with this boy, in particular, the politics, we were talking. And the thing was he'd let a very interesting life, he grew up in Italy, and Tuscany and then moved over here, his whole family. But then family of sensitive, but Italy, he's moved to London. Oh edgy live now. He's flow. And the me trying to put on the hatred RTF AR geo Trumpy fun and flirty. Both Fulham as the Tuscany of London if he just went. Do they? No, no. They don't is called Huma. Sorry for trial..

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"tuscany" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"I'm Jeff from New Jersey one zero one point five. New Jersey one zero one point five instant weather in for a nice warm up the rest of the week. It will be a little windy, and maybe a little rainy at times, but lots of dry hours in there too. Clear tonight in Chile lows the upper twenties, north low thirty south milder weather across urban centers overnight, partly to mostly cloudy on Tuesday. Now, overcast conditions by day's end. Highs in the forties, north loaded fifty central and south Wednesday sunshine becoming windy a much warmer. Highs up in the sixties across most if not all of jersey, I'm meteorologist Mark sibito. Thirty one degrees in Morristown, thirty four degrees. It was Deford. Thirty degrees in Franklin fast drive against and weather. Every fifteen minutes on New Jersey one zero one point five one eight hundred two eight three one zero one point five Steve trevelise. We are talking about diners the best diners in New Jersey diners for sale on EBay close last year twenty six thousand dollars. It could be yours. One eight hundred two eight three one zero one point five is the number on this April Fool's day. Is it winds down? Let's talk to. You Livingston New Jersey while one point five. Hey, louis. Louis. How you doing? Hey. What you diner? Diner? If I go to or is definitely the east Hanover diner. Ten. They have as many as there you got a ticket Tuscany Anini definitely one of my favorites. What's in it? Got a eggplant grilled chicken. Mozzarella roasted red peppers. Get a mixed green salad on the side. Very good. Outstanding. I liked that. I do that is outstanding. And what's the name of the diner? Again. Over diner on route ten east Hanover, goodstuff Louis. Thanks for the call. The New Jersey one zero one point five Dane is in pains court on New Jersey one zero one point five. Hi, dana. Honey, how are you? Good..

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"tuscany" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Idea, Rome. Sorrento tuscany. They have no condos to rent or anyplace rent, by the way, I want to make that very clear and then as compared to that there is a hotel now opening at New York's John F Kennedy International always think about that. It's the most dramatic plates. I gotta tell you. It looks nice. What from the pictures, and there are pictures here that we're looking at and you can you can look at these. We'll put on their website. I mean. Yeah. It looks sorta jet Sinisi like George Jetson just fluid on his little Jetson plane and using love that show cartoon analysis from the seventies. Yes. Yeah. I I can't find it looks futuristic. I agree. Really? Does it looks at Doral? All right. So I mean, would you stay there? I mean, it's two forty nine and night. And then you listen to planes. Fly overhead all day. I mean, he could do that. I have to correct you. It says in here that they've got got it. So that you won't listen to the plane. She will. Not here the plane. It's that soundproof you ever been to a game before I'm just listening. I'm in here reading their brochures about how nice the rooms will be annual not your that. That overhead if you don't want to hear it. You'll be able to tune out the doll out if you want to I have an idea. Yes. All right. I will get my significant other. Yes, right. You get whatever guy your dating or you bring the scribbles the cat. Lets the cat, and we get we get two rooms. Yeah. Okay. And we stay there for a night. We report back w our listeners, and and tell them whether we couldn't hear a peep as far as planes and have question. I will do that question. How will scribbles report scribbles scribbled down? Right. That's what you named her. Can she write or something? She some sort of free cat could actually I don't know. But I'll try to get scribbles to get her Potter report. Okay. Very good. We're gonna when we return lease two WR tonight. We've had divorced presidents faithful presidents unfaithful presidents, but we've never had a bachelor president that could change in twenty twenty and set bachelor. Of course is a jersey guy. We tell you who that's next on seven ten w o r. You get a raise or something. Right. And how can you afford to drive that huge car? I mean, the gas on that baby must be crazy pay less for gas in everyone else..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"I mean, he may live in Tuscany. They may be Alabama fan. But hell, he's got the mayor. I what's going on here. And I mean, you know, what I'm saying? He may he may he may not be the mayor buddy is page fifty four. Yeah. Well, I mean, there's nothing. Meanwhile, commands asked I mean, you know, what I'm saying. I don't I mean, not you're not gonna do that. Jim. Well, I mean how busy I've never met him. But. I think I think he's a pretty tough guy. Well, I got a brother accent over there. That's how can get back. I got bad news. I don't know what your size. What is your size, by the way? Well, I'm six five. I'm reading about thinking forget what I was just about to suggest. Yeah. I don't think too much ambassadors found my my mouth trials bigger, New York that gives you, you know. I mean, he can say he's got mouse traps bigger than. Yeah. I got my crafts about a large in your are you are you living in prehistoric days. When you got dinosaurs T Rex walking around the neighborhood, or why would you need a mouse trap that big? Well, I'm just trying to give his alpha buying bomb. It you just tell the mayor over there. Lose jimi. I'm going to start calling him a little Jimmy you tell the mayor where customers this thing. He's laying saying these pocket. He's always I know you should spend more time. I forgot what that was about. But maybe he was trying to be the mayor to you or whatever, I'm not, really sure. But yeah, he take that back. He's not nobody. He's he's just a minute over there fuller for Alabama. That's all he is. But anyway, and also think fill me copies of per signing passionate about now. Because a lot of these games is catching up with Allah. Bama, especially competent. But you know. Hold on a second. Yeah. Alabama's won five of the last ten. National championships who's caught up to them. Well Clinton for sure with them, some why are you more to go? Yeah. They got three more to go. Well, even away. Listen, you got your Christian. I president earlier share findbaugh macaws us be lucky today. Put Bush cows offense coordinator, so you need to count here. Bashes today. High. Tell them on out of town for the academic stamped his name on there. He would've had a meltdown. That's fair. I'm gonna. Thank you lost them that you think you hear the mayor to my hair, you got married. You wouldn't have made him his forty lose here. I'm over I'm done with that. Hey, thanks for the call. Appreciate your contribution. We have more to do Jake charter joining us shortly will talk about the arrival worry that may be rekindled or your phone calls at eight five five two four to seven to eight five as we continue to celebrate the MLK birthday celebration on this Monday..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"My personal for five minutes while he was showing me how to make Romy sue. No, he was a wonderful chef and he made it. So, you know, it was it's really easy. You know, and it's a wonderful recipes to bring back home. And this is the way you can bring a little bit of your travels back home is really through the food. And if you learn how to make a dish. You know, remember, we learned how to make the congress chowder was it that we we learn how to may in July on one of our last night. Yeah. Yeah. The soup amended the market we bought all that stuff and made he made a dish at the end of the night. And you know, you can always bring these recipes back home and relive the moment. Right. Absolutely. In fact, it I'm glad I'm so glad you said that because to this day. I am telling you, I haven't I have maybe tasted one pasta carbonara that's better than the one that I learned how to make an Italy when I I lived there because it's a real basic like pure, it's. Italian recipe. And most of the world has no idea. What carbonaro actually is there's no there's no sauce and carbonara like there's no cheese in it. You know, like, and and knowing that and being able to make it and whip it up, and it's so delicious and people are like Josh dropped by how good it is. And I'm like, yeah. That's right. It's like ten minutes like. Sumer secret definitely within their kind of simple. It's just all about using these great ingredients, you know, that the Jews that's Simba Italy. Absolutely. Yeah. Cool. Well, now, I'm hungry. Me too. And I want some some delicious Tuscan wine as well. None of the Milam ring now. Thank you for having me. Doug. It's always awesome. You're full of. Awesomeness awesome. Awesome to talk to you in cried shop. Yes. Danu in Ecuador, that'll be our next meet up destination athlete. I really hope. So love it. I hope that you can make it. And if not, you know, we'll see each other in some other amazing corner of the world at some point. But thank you so much for coming on. It was just been awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Jackie. All right. Thanks again to Gabby for taking the time to join me today in talking about beautiful Tuscany. I hope that you guys learned something from not. In fact, I'm curious if what you imagined us Tuscany at the beginning of the show was different from the Tuscany that we described or if your idea about it has changed at all. And I'm also curious if your mind was opened to considering the effects of over tourism, and the many many benefits of off the beaten path travel, and I wonder if and I hope that you will remember this conversation next time you plan a trip to anywhere if you are planning a trip to Tuscany for anywhere for hilly. I do recommend highly recommend that you seek out a local tour operator to help you with that trip. And I'm gonna repeat and then share even a few more company name. That you can look up for Tuscany. If you're heading that way, end I surrounding areas in Italy. I was with active travel Tuscany on my trip to Elba. Gabby was with. That's tuscany. Also, you guys have.

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"You just have to wait in line. I know in just wow, it was really overkill overbearing. So this whole over. Tourism theme has stayed with me since then. And it's just kind of like, it's a wake up call. I think the the term was actually coined in two thousand seventeen so not that long ago. You know, we're kind of on the cusp of it of the term over tourism. But you know, we really need to wake up in the industry and travelers alike. Need to wake up in in make make sure that the way you're traveling leaves a positive impact, you know, in that in definitely go off the beaten path kind of try not to over saturate Barcelona in the Venice in the, you know, the the city, of course, there on your list, you know, check them out. But there's ways to check them out. You can go off the beaten path within the city, you know, and just make sure that you go into the local shops and talk to the locals in, you know, higher local guides and all of this stuff that that will help kind of mitigate this problem and go off adventure. You know, like you say, you know, that those two hundred kilometers away from the. How far away you are forty kilometers from a row by train we reported minutes, and we would go north, you know, as far away as and we were already remote, and we just continued to get to dive deeper and just see what we could find. And I mean. Beautiful notorious out there that need tourists. You know, definitely these little villages that have been revamped from medieval times where I went. They definitely need tourists out there. You know? That's what they're they're whole project is about. Yeah. And what an amazing time you had. They're like you're testament today. I'm a testament to that. We both went off the beaten path. This is Tuscany. We're talking about not anyone who listens to this podcast is is not gonna know at Tuscany is like everyone knows Tuscany yet here. We are having these experiences that are pure Tuscany pit nowhere has heard of. And we had such a grand time on both of our experiences. What you know? It was funny because I was traveling with my new friend. She's she was so amazing. But a fun millennial is she's proud of it, you know, for sure. But you know, she told me she's like, well, I came to Italy. And I kinda wanted to like go to Florence not appel out. You know, what am I going to tell my friends back bomb though into Bella? And I said, yes, that's what you have to tell people. You know, that's magic that you went somewhere unique, you know. And that's that's really end. She had an amazing time and brochure. It was passed formation will for her as well. And we just need to understand this concept. You know, be go beyond Florence pretty much. Not not to not not to skip over it. Just go beyond it. Yeah. Also, also, if you're gonna do Florence awesome. But like also go somewhere else, if you're gonna do Rome, please do Rome. Don skip Rome Rome is my favorite city in the world. But then just go beyond as well. Rising sea lion mainly lying through bologna and not into Florence. You know, you you can mitigate like, you're you can really think about your choices when you're making them and think about. This all over tourism. You know, you don't you don't wanna be around all of these crowds. And the the locals the one have to deal with all of these crowds in really can damage in area, you know, a natural area as well as an urban area. Absolutely. Yeah..

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The Budget Minded Traveler

03:53 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"It was sunk in nineteen seventy-one is not that old. And it was not that far from the coast. I don't think anybody died. It's not that incredibly morbid. You know? But there is this shipwreck down there. And they that's what they took us. And luckily that day the sun was shining. It was beautiful like it was the pretty much the best case scenario for a girl who's pretty much like terrified of water like it's really hard for me to get into the ocean. And yet I did it, and they were really really good with me. They helped me the whole time. You know? I mean, it was a discovery dive. So I think they have to when you're not right. Kind of introduced us on the water. Yeah. And they I mean, they explained everything really. Well, I definitely was not the first person to go. But by the time, I went I mean, the guide like held my hand so tight I swear if it's possible for your palms to sweat underwater. My palms we're sweating because I was so funny. Yeah. I was collecting him so tightly, but you know, what's interesting. It is these days. Talion guides. Marvelous. Good word. Yes. So the the scariest part about this was actually not the breathing. It was not the breathing underwater. You can breathe like if you stay calm and just kind of learned to breathe into the machine it works. It's fine. And there's not a whole lot more to it. Especially on a discovery dive. When like, they're not even letting go of you. They're not going to go that deep or whatever the weirdest part for me was suddenly as soon as we were over the shipwreck, and he's like, okay. Like, you know, put your head in the water, and I put my face in. And I am over something that I should not be over like there's a shipwreck underneath me and the whole like, okay Simoes afraid of heights and the heights thing came into effect. Like that was the thing that urge go. Oh my gosh. I am any place. I should not. Jib underneath. Yes. And I felt like I was going to fall on it. And it was the weirdest thing. And so for me, it was it was an incredibly positive experience. Because the discovery dive itself worked I did it, you know, I was probably under for like only like fifteen or twenty minutes, and we got to 'bout six feet under the surface, which I was so proud of myself because I don't like I was on the service the whole time. I'm like we can't go any lower like don't go deeper in. I'm telling him. He's like, it's fine. Like, he's giving me the okay signal like whatever like there's a ship down there. We're not going anywhere near that. You know? But we did. I did really well, and I would say at the end of that. I would try discovery dive again, but not at a shipwreck. I didn't love the shipwreck. But I think if there was a place that was more reef with like marine life and more fish to see you. Yeah. That's way, yet more fulfilling not like sharks or anything. I might be a little too much. But, you know, just something that's not like a shipwreck. But I was so proud of myself forgetting to do it. And they were so wonderful with me, and that was like a half day excursion that we did this scuba diving thing under the sun, you just feel so alive after you try something like that, you know. Been son. That's right. And then I also since I mentioned the biking, I do have to say. Dude mountain e bikes are so incredibly cool. Yes. The Turkey, Leslie. So I had when when was Tuscany was in were there in October like middle of October. Yeah. Okay. So I had literally just finished cycling through the Swiss Alps on a regular like hybrid touring bike on roads and paths like dirt paths..

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The Budget Minded Traveler

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"I knew there was gonna be biking, which I've done a lot of cycling lately. And I'm like e biking like whoop de do. I wasn't dot stoke to try e biking. I don't know. It was just I just didn't have like huge expectations for it and this place. Seriously, blew my mind, it was so so much fun. I went with an operator called active travel Tuscany. And I would highly recommend them. If you guys are looking for a custom did, that's Tuscany. Did they do custom experiences to or do they have yet? Yeah. So there's raiders. Of stuff groups. They're here. Amazing. I would really recommend looking into them. Because you don't know what's best. You know, like, you don't know on your own. What's the best thing to do? And that's why having a guide or having an operator tour operator to show you where to go is kind of magical because I never would have explored Elba on my own. I just don't think I would have you know, like, the fact that the point probably in itself was not enough to really get me there. But hook you in right pillow for me like I wouldn't ever I on my own. Yeah. They hang these things in front of you like, Ooh, I go three small or scuba diving or mountain biking, whatever it's like. Ooh. That sounds fun. You know, like, I think I could get into that. And and so, yeah, I spent four days on Elba and the coolest thing I have to just share this real quick. But the the scuba diving experience was definitely not in a pool we took on a boat and went out to a shipwreck wish..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"And but it's so Italy is absolutely just one of my absolute favorite countries in the world. I can see that. I want to go back and and keep exploring. I mean. Yeah, it's it's it has everything you could ever want. You know, I know. Fact a lot because of that sometimes people ask me if you if you couldn't travel anywhere else, and you had to stay in one place. Where would it be? And I mean, that's like an impossible question. But when I consider when I consider all the things like the landscape, the food, the people the culture, the I dunno advanced is Lorraine over everything. Then Italy is my answer because you can have oh, you can have it all you can your versed in you have the hills. You know, you have. Yeah. You cliffs you you got us. And I mean, you have it all literally. So and you can grow your own food wherever you are in Italy. Apparently, you know because the land there is just super fertile in. That's beautiful. That's that's definitely a a plus our daily lives. You know? Yeah. Okay. So. So I wanna talk a little bit about what I did on my adventure. Because it seriously blew my mind. And it's still like makes me like what did I really do that in Italy? It's so random, but I went to the island of Elba. Do you? Yes. I heard. It's amazing. Okay. So the only right across from chink with data. Yeah. No it south. I mean, Ching-Kuo tears up in the north, and it faces Ching-Kuo like the coast faces south rate there. It's on the north coast. So this is actually literally just off the coast of Tuscany. So it's like just west of Tuscany like an hour by ferry. And the only thing that I really knew about Elba is I'm. I have to admit so the count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite movies ever the newer one with Jim caviezel. I love that movie. I've watched it like a million times. And in that movie. It definitely tells the story about well. It's historical fiction. You know, but like Napoleon gets exiled to Elba and they stop at Elba in like the opening one of the opening scenes of the movie, they they stop on Elba. And he sees Napoleon, and whatever in sort of like, this isn't the only thing that I really know about Elba is that that's where Napoleon went and I see this adventure on there. That's like multi-sport adventure on Elba island. And I'm like Elba. Like when else am I going to Elba because Tuscany it's it's I mean, it's literally in the middle of Italy. Like, you can get there. You can go anywhere pretty easily. But when I go to this island again, and so I decided that that's the one that I wanted to do. And so I signed up to go on this adventure to Elba and one of the other reasons. That I decided to do it is because they offered a discovery scuba dive. And that terrifies me. But that was also what made me say, yes. Because I I have this weird addiction to like facing my fears and trying just trying like period end of sentence just like trying to to face my fears to get over things to I don't know experience outside of my comfort zone. I remember when you eight Sierra Jen on a market in unless you're trying to face your fear. Oh, God still to this day. That was like the grossest thing that I've ever eaten. Oh my gosh. Yeah. That was not a pleasant experience. That's funny though. No, you're right. Yeah. But we so. Yeah, I went to the island of Elba. And it was it really really really blew my mind. I had kind of like you. I really didn't have expectations. I hadn't thought too much about it. It's like, okay. We're gonna go to Elba. I know that I'm going to try the scuba dive thing kind of thought it would be like in a pool. And maybe if we're lucky we'd get to go close to the shore or something like, that's what was in my head..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

03:50 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"The permission to drive it anywhere within two hundred kilometers of where we were. And so when we had yes. So when we had like days off which happened I think like once a week or something we would go explore. We'd basically take it like one hundred ninety nine kilometers away as far away as we possibly could. And we got into some of these tiny tiny little super remote villages and lots you. I mean the way that I describe lots yo is it's just like Tuscany picture Tuscany. Okay. Now, just like go south a little bit like that whole central region of Italy very much looks the same. It's like rolling hills. They bring trees like medieval villages. You got coasts on either side? It's not that big. And then mountains in the middle. It's very similar looking and there is so much explore. There are so many like lakes in that area. An agriculture is so rich and every Rita go to the the cuisine changes because it's all so. Locally regional which is amazing. Like don't think for one second. But cuisine is going to be the same from north to south of Italy. Like, it's so different fundraising. Yeah. Tradition. Would you know, we we went to a restaurant with a hundred year tradition? It was like an fourth generation. They're really ingrained in the region. Yeah. That's the beauty of Italy. Right. You get like. Yes everett. It literally it. Yes. You do. Yeah. You can. Yep. And you do it slowly because that's how they do it there. Yes. Dis love. Yes. I can meet the meet the chefs and like talk to them and get the whole story. That's why the agritourism most. So. What just magical? It's like it's an experience in itself. Those those places every because they're they really take the time to prepare food, you know, food in Italy. Of course, it's a ritual. It's it's you know, they really take the time to do it. Well, and slow cooking in the five core sit down meal and the different wines with the different courses. I mean, they really do it slowly with love, and that's what makes it super magical. And it's not about turning and burning tables. You know, it's about Iran. Lawmen Syrian for a table for the night. That's your table. And you're gonna be treated. Yeah. Like, it's very cool. I love hearing this. I love that like because we've had we've talked a little bit about Italy on this podcast before. And there was an episode sixty five I think it was where we even talked about like an itinerary that went through Tuscany and kind of you know, a hits the the bigger places, but I've never talked about like hidden Italy. And I've spent so much time in Italy. I mean, I don't even know if most main listeners know this, but I've spent I spent a year studying abroad in the north when I was well, let's see two thousand five two thousand six I lived there for a year. I lived in Rome for several months and nine and then I lived in Lecce, which is in the heel of the boot in Libya. A little bit in two thousand fifteen actually right after I flew right after I met you. I remember that journey, but you say, it's a whole different thing. Right. This house the north like Siri different. It it as if it is even in the envy and even in the center, I mean Italy and the people in the these lands these regions are so proud of the regions, you know, that they could be all different countries. If you really wanted to bring it down kind of like the United States. There's just lots of different cultures different influences. Even just geographically where you are. There are different people there..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

05:08 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"What did you do on your? I really I traveled with this wonderful tour operator, that's Tuscany. And the owner is just does amazing woman who who who who's really into showcasing what I was searching for which is like this raw culture in these encounters with the farmers and with people of the villages. So I did a lot of agri-tourism and farm today. Of course, you know, and wineries in little, you know, villages that just had the best wine in, you know, everything was very like homemade, you know, we actually went to these little villages appel as one of them that comes to my mind. You know, it was just this met evil village. Right. And now it's been. Restored. And all of these little medieval houses are now rooms, you know, and and in the in the middle of the village, there's a restaurant, and it's just a beautiful Asada, and you kind of go back to those roots of the medieval village. But now, you know, you're in your entire skinny in twenty eighteen in here, you are in it's beautiful because you really get to live the history in sensit- in experienced it in eat it. Which you must do if nothing else I must eat in Italy. Absolutely. You know, for ver- all I think all of our meals were five course meals even breakfast, probably, you know, in and it was so abundant in beautiful. We did a lot of hiking to work it out. So kind of even doubt, but you know, just to trek through these beautiful castles and fort forts and towers, you know, because there was towers all over the place, you know, kind of being watchful when when it was many times in the villages news, just amazing, and it's an Tuscany I really never expected to encounter. And and think about, you know, medieval nece, right? But once you get to Italy, and once you kind of get into the countryside, well, especially in that central region Tuscany lots yo there's a lot of medieval villages, a lot of walled cities. But like you just named one Abella which I haven't even heard of. And if we named some that people have heard of what are we going to say Sienna, probably that's the one. Everybody knows. You know, it just on the way, of course. Yeah. Or like or be it though. Like, there's there's some that people know, but Italy is full of these little magical little villages. I remember one time. And that's the magic it really. Is. It really really is especially if you have a car, I think if you have a rental car is the best way to see Italy because you can explore these back roads, and you can go further into these unknown places. Let me ask you a question. Did you see any other tourists when you were in Pella or any of these other little on? And we were looked at like. Wow. You know because the group we were in. I mean, we we Busta represented about eight nationalities. Eight-match analogies together in a fella. You know that was kind of unheard of. But yeah, it was it was no, you know, we didn't see many tourists, or maybe, you know, a small group of two or four people here and there because you know, they're, you know, the restaurant did cater to others and people were actually driving through. Yeah. People do that. You know, that's a beautiful way to explorer. And it's inexpensive. You know? The these little cars of further. Right. They're they're pretty great any Fiats. Consume my guys, you know, they fit anywhere you can almost just drive him to the sidewalks, yum. Yeah. Explicitly that would be beautiful definitely, you know to get lost in these handling hills. Absolutely. There was one summer. This is gonna go back away two thousand nine way before I started any of the Benjamin traveler any of this blogging stuff. But back when I was just kind of independent traveling all the time, I did a work away in. So we were in lot CO so Tuscany is the region where Florence's and then right underneath that is umbrella. And then right underneath that has lots and lots is the one that Rome is in and we did a work away in the hills of Latsis like forty minutes outside of Rome. But holy goodness. It was a different world. And part of our work away included an old. Sorry. I'm dyslexic a Fiat panda an older that the panda and we had..

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"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

03:25 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"So we actually get to experience all of this stuff before we go in there to exchange information and contact and business essentially, super cool. Yeah. And. With. So that's how we ended up on the same track in Patagonia because we both signed up for the same adventure. But we have yet to do that again since since that year we haven't signed up for anything the same since the first year. And so that year we signed up for the post toward to we don't even know. Or during and pose. Yeah. That was so awesome. This is why we're friends we we sign up for the same pre tour, then we actually completely separately had booked to the same exact hostile. We were saying across the hall for the whole week, and we were on the same poster. So we basically spent like two solid weeks together. I think in Chile that first time, but was wasn't Elsa long snap. It was three weeks. Yeah. It was it was long. You're right. Oh, it was so sad for me. But you know, like mines were like minded, you know, grinds like mines. It's great. And of course, I always mentioned are sky blue toenails, which you know, really. Count on me for the turquoise toenails. That's good. So okay, but Tuscany yet. Yeah. So wreck me if I'm wrong. But I believe you have not been you had not been to Italy before at all, right? Right. Right. My first experience in so I really I just set out to not have any expectations. I really just had a clear mindset. I really hard to do whatever. Wherever I went. I was gonna go wherever I stayed. I was going to book, you know, it's just gonna be like that. And so that's how we ended up in bologna bologna was not part of the itinerary, the official itinerary, but somehow you and I managed to end up there again on the same day fun. Yeah. That was cool too. But you know, bologna to me was just such a beautiful experience of that region of Italy. And it's kind of not on everybody's radar. You know, it's definitely not how that whole thing started. It's it's just like, I I I just became enamored of not, particularly, you know, the the known destinations, you know. It's not really district to Tuscany opened my eyes to the off the beaten path for sure and that was really special. Definitely I would have to agree. I think the place that I went is completely completely off the beaten path for for my pre adventure. But I want to ask you before we start talking about what we actually did. I think it's really interesting that you you didn't wanna have any expectations going to Italy because I feel like of all the places in the world Italy is one of those places that's really easy to have expectations. Because everyone. It's like, you know, what to expect like let me ask you this. What comes to mind, or what came to mind before when you like think of Tuscany, or when you when you thought of Tuscany before he'd been there what what comes to mind rolling hills. Yeah. Royan youthful green rolling hills with you know, big fat, grapes, divine cheese..

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The Budget Minded Traveler

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"tuscany" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler

"To episode one. Oh, five of jump podcast. Thanks for tuning in wherever you happen to be today. So lately on the show we've been exploring some of the behind the scenes of my own travels. If you're a regular listener, you've probably heard that. I recently spent a month in Europe, which already gotten to experience a little bit of in the last few episodes. I took you to October fest and then to Switzerland. And today we're going to the last stop on my euro tour, which was Italy one of my absolute favorites. I was there as a media delegate for the adventure travel trade association at their annual adventure travel world summit conference, which this year took place in the amazingly quaint cute. Little town of Montecatini thera me in Tuscany, and I'm going. To invite a friend of mine onto the show today. Her name is Gabby Vega, and I originally met her three years ago at this same conference when it took place in Chilean Patagonia, which was actually my first trip to body ganja into fifteen Gabby is originally from El Salvador, and she lives in Florida now and also works in the travel industry, and you're going to hear the story about how we met. These are my favorite kinds of stories to share with you. Because one of the absolute greatest rewards of travel is the people that you meet along the way and the way that you come together just with like minded, people kindred spirits, friends that you just haven't met yet that you can keep for life. I met Gabby three years ago, and I've seen her every year since and I am super honored to invite her on the show with me to talk about all things Tuscany, and before we start I want you to do something. Close your eyes as long as you're not driving or at risk of falling off a treadmill or something and imagine Tuscany, whatever that is to you imagine what it looks like in your mind's eye, and what kind of activities you think that you would do there. You can pause this. If you wanna think about it for another minute, or so, and now open your mind and your eyes if you want to and come with us to the real test skinny for the next forty five minutes or so. All right. I am on a line with my friend. Gabby devika. Gabby. Welcome to the show..

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