CUSTOMER FAVORITE: Inside the Tuscan Hills (2-DVD Set - as seen on PBS)
This PBS documentary series on Tuscany is an unprecedented journey into the vineyards, workshops, kitchens, and homes of the Tuscan people. Each of the six 26-minute episode of Inside the Tuscan Hills takes viewers into the rich culture of rural Tuscany, a place where ancient traditions have never disappeared. Every episode brings the viewer face to face with the traditional artisans who still practice their craft. You will meet master shoemakers, mosaic artists, ceramic painters, coppersmiths and many others. Chefs open their kitchen doors and show us the secrets of hand-rolled pasta, wine-bathed steak, succulent porchetta and many other mouth-watering Tuscan dishes.
This is the perfect gift for the armchair or active traveler, especially one who might be planning a trip to Tuscany in 2014!
· In Cortona, cross-bow archers in Renaissance costumes compete in a 700-year old festival.
· A visit to the bubbling hot-springs of Saturnia shows both the glamour of its private spa and the wild beauty of the public pools.
· A blessing of the fields melds pagan beliefs with Christian rituals.
· The traditional wine harvest at a castle in Chianti.
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