November 2010 – Tuscany’s Biodynamic Wines, Anacapri, Amalfi Coast, Rome Restaurants

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In Tuscany, Biodynamic Wines Help Preserve the Past
One “fabbrica” near Lucca dives into biodynamic wines. Like organic agriculture, biodynamic methods eschew chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. But biodynamic agriculture goes further, operating a farm, a vineyard as a self-contained living organism.

Capri’s Villa San Michele + Where to Eat and Where to Stay in Anacapri
The white stucco structures are blinding under the Mediterranean sun but nothing in Anacapri dazzles more than Villa San Michele. Here Axel Munthe created a museum, gardens and cultural foundation.

Badia di Cava – An Amalfi Coast Landmark – Celebrates 1,000 Years in 2011
The imposing L’Abbazia della SS. Trinità di Cava de’Tirreni, known locally as Badia di Cava, is recognized for its religious, cultural and artistic significance. It’s only a few miles above the pottery town of Vietri sul Mare, yet has remained a relative secret to foreign tourists.

Two New Favorite Casual Rome Restaurants
Taverna Lucifero near Campo dei Fiori and Palatium near the Spanish Steps get our votes as good places for casual meals

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