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Villa La Quercia: The Hemingway of Colors

Italian abstract painter Francesco Clemente had a vision. In 1963, he discovered an abandoned farmhouse in the Tuscan hills called Villa La Quercia, with a history dating back to the 17th century. Despite the objections of his family, he bought the dilapidated structure and took  years to renovate it back to its glory days. The..

La Dolce Vita Under the Tuscan Sun

It all started with food. My luxurious dream trip to the Tuscan city of Florence became a reality when my story about global dining faux pas, “Mea Culpa! What NOT to do When Dining Overseas,” won LaCure’s Tell a Great Story contest. I was sent on the road to Florence, which incidentally is the Holy..