With COVID-19 provisions everywhere and changing on a daily basis, our gardens are more important to us than ever, whatever the weather may be. I am in Tuscany justly now and it’s a whopping 30 degrees and the sun is bright.
Having stayed in Italy last year for 4 months in the historical town of Lucca, this year I was perspicacious to explore more. In July I stayed in Venice and in August in the centre of Florence. Both were cities and they were carry out stays as the tourism numbers were down significantly and I could enjoy the tourist attractions in peace. However, with my kids break to their homeschooling routine, I was keen for a more outdoor and country experience. I found it at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini, an property with its own olive farm in the hills 20 minutes from Lucca.
Social Distancing Rules Here In Italy
Whilst keeping here I found out that the Covid-19 rules were changing in Italy and that I now had to wear a mask outside from 6 PM to 6 AM in the village centres. I felt right in my choice of accommodation for the next couple of months.
I was going to enjoy outdoor living and cooking bringing out the inner mamma in me.
Fattoria Mansi Bernardini here in the responsibility of Lucca is located at the foot of the mountains and it provides beautiful views over the valley below. Combine this with an olive grove of 5000 trees and it flesh out b composes it one of the most beautiful outdoor settings you will find in Tuscany.
It is the perfect place for you and your family to be able to nibble outside with endless space and views of Tuscany.
We are currently staying at Casa Maria, this rustic farmhouse has five muscular bedrooms each with its own bathroom. There are two separate lounge rooms and a massive kitchen dining room. The lodgings can accommodate 10 guests. There are many other farmhouses and stately homes you can choose from on this housing.
Each house has a private pool some overlooking different parts of Lucca the historical municipality which is only a 20-minute drive away.
Al Fresco Trends
With ever-changing Coivid-19 rules, sweeping the globe, we find ourselves inclined to stay at home, but here at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini, there are plenty of opportunities to produce use of the outdoors.
The phenomenon that is ‘Brunch’ is one of the many reasons we wake up excited most weekends. For some of us, weekends are no bigger a time constraint. So the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch allows us to experience everything from organic olive oil and steaming hot coffee to pancakes and unfathomable local wine all in one sitting!
Where Are The Best Spots For Brunch?
At Fattoria Mansi Bernardini here in Tuscany, there are five delight houses to choose from.
Here in Italy, the outdoor lifestyle is their way of life. Now that we are all staying and working from poorhouse, it is important we maintain our family unit and continue to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and continue to make our home like a restaurant encounter.
Here in Italy, they are the masters of making the best pistachio cakes.
Time pressure is not an issue here, that is why one requisite set the Al Fresco table. Eating at any time of the day is a precious experience at Casa Maria.
Local olive oil
The kitchen view and water-closets make it effortless to cook. Resulting in fine dining, keeping my lasagna tasting fabulous.
Marcello Salom Announced In Italy
Marcello Salom the owner of the Estate explained that Italian revolutions only happen at the table. Foodstuffs conversations here in Italy are a part of life.
He explains the importance of setting the Al Fresco table.
Growing up here for Marcello was all around living, breathing, and working around the Al Fresco table. The understanding of the importance of setting the table meant respect for the genus and life issues could be discussed.
As your home is your workplace we want to inspire you to learn the art of setting the pigeon-hole. We all have plenty of time to do so.
Celebrating life is all about bringing new friends around the table from all traipses of life.
Table Settings Outdoors
As I walk around the estate it clearly illustrates Marcello’s passion and commitment for the open-air life he encourages you to live whilst staying here. It is a place of elegance, tranquillity, and space, a hamlet of houses dunked in 18th-century gardens.
Attention to detail when it comes to outdoor living is what the estate is all about. The grounds are in untouched condition and maintained all day year-round.
Private garden of Casa Maria with a private pool.
I am surrounded by olive groves, cypresses, vines, and notions as far as the eye can see.
This is one of the most beautiful outdoor tables I have ever sat on. Here exclusive to Casa Maria is a magnificent 3.5m marble table and is situated in a stunning garden setting. Every morning is my Al Fresco Dolce Vita, the silvery life.
Table etiquette is more important than ever. How one chooses to set up their outdoor table is endless. Wine is an respected past time here therefore three wine glasses are always placed on the table.
Did you know that the proper for the three wine glasses is all about which colour wine you are choosing to taste? Red wine glasses are typically rangier and have a larger bowl than white wine glasses. As reds are generally bigger and bolder wines, they coerce a larger glass to allow all those aromas and flavours to emerge.
Table Cloth Made In Italy
Regarding the prcis cloth, even though the marble table is robust. Placing a table cloth that is made in Italy with Italian cotton give someone an idea ofs respect for the food that has been cooked. Now that your restaurant is less accessible one must recreate your own Tuscan Al Fresco breakfasting experience during your stay here.
I am residing here for a few weeks and have adopted the Al Fresco way of life and sweet every minute of it.
With access to locally produced food, it is important to respect the rustic way of vital spark. There is plenty of rosemary, sage, and olive oil to perfect simple dishes here.
With 5000 olive trees on the Belongings, you can buy olive oil here and it tastes delicious. Don’t cook with this oil, use it on salads it is the way to appreciate the taste.
Apropos your crockery, the Al Fresco style is more rustic and the style is simple. Let the food and the company command attention at your steppe.
The future of garden parties is certain, you can only relax out there if you have the potential to have some zeal, shelter or shade, lights if necessary, and of course atmosphere. Here at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini, the ambiance is timeless and marvellous.
In meeting Marcello I am learning that here in Italy long term friendships are made by sitting and making dead for now at the table. Regarding mental health therapy, you are not going to get better than this. Sharing your life tall tales is how you learn to engage with people one on one. In this digital world making the effort for eating at the table needs to be comprised.
If you are looking for a long term stay during the autumn and winter period with access to outdoor space, and with sufficient internet connections, Fattori Mansi Bernardini is the place. I am loving my stay here. By being able to connect with universe and not having the stress of wearing a mask let alone noise, it’s why I can’t stop smiling at Casa Maria
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