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On a beautiful day in June I went to the organic farmers’ market organised by Mercatale della Valdelsa in Monteriggioni. More information can be found on Be Tuscan for a Day. It is a wonderful project which brings seasonal agricultural products made by local farmers together and to the people visiting Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi and San Gimignano. I […]


July 20, 2017

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On a Saturday in April I spent some time in one of my favourite Tuscan towns, San Gimignano. I hadn’t photographed the town for a few years and never before captured it on film. It is such a photogenic place! That view is breathtaking. If you’re visiting Tuscany, try not to miss this gem of […]

San Gimignano

June 8, 2017

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On a sunny Sunday this Spring I spent a day in Florence, only an hour’s drive from Casa Capanni. I couldn’t resist bringing my Contax, even though it’s quite heavy, but I’m glad I did because it meant I could capture some colourful scenes on film!


June 2, 2017

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Last month I photographed a pasta making session in the garden at Casa Capanni, to test out my new Contax. Rogier was making tagliatelle by hand using the brand new pasta machine I had given him for his birthday. Later that evening we made a Bolognese sauce to go with it, which tasted delicious! Unfortunately […]

Pasta making session

May 19, 2017

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This Autumn at B&B Casa Capanni, at the end of October, it was time to pick the olives. It took us a few days, but we managed to pick them all, and ended up with crates full of olives. The weather was very pleasant, still warm and sunny. We took them to the nearest frantoio, which is […]

Olive Harvest

December 12, 2016