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Recco Italy Is The Home of Foccacia Bread

Jan David

Tags focaccia, italy, recco

Recco Italy Is The Home of Foccacia Bread

Oh. My. God.   When we got to Recco, Italy, I didn't know it was where Foccacia was invented.  Plus, the foccacia bread in Recco isn't what you think.  It's way, the way better.  We went down to Recco and got an airbnb place for four days after a cruise through France with family and friends.  My friend Jah is a tourist guide reader and when she travels she knows everything about a place.  So needless to say, when I travel with him, I just let him tell me what's up and the rest is history.  In this case, we're...


Passport to Italy: Visiting Tuscany around Monteriggioni and beyond Part 1

Jan David

Tags europe, holder, italy, monteriggioni, passport, retreat, tuscany, yoga

 Several years ago I went on a meditation retreat to Tuscany.  The place was an 11th Century farm built in the crater of a volcano, just outside  Monteriggione.  To say the trip was magical would be an understatement.  The medieval feel of this place in modern times is something that just has to be experienced.  Tuscany is a series of towns that used to be walled cities in medieval times.  Italy proper didn't even exist prior to the late 1800's.  Before that there were these city-states that mirrored the walled cities of the medieval days and the renaissance.  I found...

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