Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pizza, cocktails and music in an enchanted olive grove


Finally a long overdue update on this blog, while still playing catch up with so many rolls of {digital} film after this year's #anItalianroadtrip ...

After exploring the Colline Lucchesi, scouting culinary destinations and hidden foodways for Viola's Italy, we returned to the Maremma, Tuscany's wild and beautiful coastal region, to revisit favorite haunts and catch up with friends old and new.

One of those friends is Katja Meier, author of the incredible MapItOut travel sites and overall woman-in-the-know on all things culinary, cultural and literary in the Maremma and beyond. Katja and Sergio had invited to a summer celebration in their olive grove, a magical evening of wood fired pizza, cocktails and music under the olive trees - all served with endless view of the surrounding Tuscan hills and Monte Amiata in the distance.

Sesti wine rosato Castello di Argiano

And arriving to this view was a bit of a deja vu. If you follow Katja {@anythingtuscan} on Instagram, you are familiar with this view made famous by her hashtag #theviewfromthegrovetoday, so it was nice to actually enjoy an {analog} sunset view from the grove with a glass of wine in hand ...


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