Synopses & Reviews
This sun-drenched land has become synonymous with the ideal life. But it didn"t happen by chance. Since the Etruscans, the independence-loving Tuscans have treated their breathtaking countryside with sagacious respect and built hamlets and hill towns in which they perfected a culture of simplicity, beauty, neighborliness, good food, and love of daily life.
Ferenc Mt has lived in Tuscany for twenty years. Through personal experience and anecdotal history he explores the sources of this idyllic existence, which provides continuous economic stability, physical and emotional security, and a fortifying sense of belonging. From their organic gardens to their mouthwatering cuisine, from high-quality, craftsmen-made products and family-run businesses to the joys centered in human contact and community, Tuscans live a healthy, all-senses-satisfying, emotionally rich life. Mt'"engaging, funny, and insightful'"nudges us all to live like Tuscans. With our frantic world so storm-tossed and rudderless, this might just be the book for our times.
By the author of the international bestseller The Hills of Tuscanyand the New York TimesNotable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany: making the Tuscan life-style your own.
From the author of the international bestseller "The Hills of Tuscany" and the" New York Times" Notable Book "A Vineyard in Tuscany" comes a memoir that explains to readers how to make the Tuscan lifestyle their own.
About the Author
Ferenc Mtwas born in Hungary and escaped after the revolution at the age of eleven. He grew up in Vancouver, and has lived in California, Paris, the Bahamas and New York. He had worked on a railroad extra-gang and as a boatbuilder, photographer, deckhand and book editor. His many books include the nautical bestsellers From a Bare Hull, Shipshapeand The World"s Best Sailboats, as well as the acclaimed Autumn, A Reasonable Lifeand The Hills of Tuscany. He lives with his wife and young son, tending his olives and vineyard, in an old farm house in the hills of Tuscany.