Episode 2: This Tuscan Life

OCTOBER 5, 2020

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Show Notes:

Lisa Brancatisano and Jane Reeves discuss all things Italy: wine, food, and the heart of it all “La Famiglia”.

Lisa Brancatisano was born and raised in Melbourne Australia and studied fashion design before traveling to Italy when she was 22 years old to learn Italian and explore her Italian heritage. She fell in love with the city of Florence where she proceeded to live for the next 2 years, learning how to paint watercolours and sell alongside the local street artists in the courtyard of the Uffizi gallery.

She returned to Italy in 2006 and worked for a fashion distributor for the next 12 years, responsible for research, acquisition and marketing of new fashion brands in Italy.

In 2016, she founded This Tuscan Life, a lifestyle magazine that celebrates the historic borgos, vineyards, talented artisans, festivals and traditional recipes of Tuscany.  Lisa also offers ‘This Tuscan Life’ food, fashion and artisan walks.  She lives in Florence with her husband Emiliano and two sons, Matteo and Thomas.

List of towns mentioned in this episode:

BOLGHERI for the wineries and ’Super Tuscan’ wines.

On the Maremma coast – Torre Mozza, Castiglione della Pescaia, Baratti, Isle of Elba

Bagno Vignoni for the natural thermal springs.

Crete Senese for the stunning landscape as well as Val D’Orcia and Pienza for the pecorino cheese.

Chef’s Table chef:

Dario Cecchini is a well-known butcher in Panzano in Chianti.

Additional Resources


This Tuscan Life Magazine

Watercolour Commissions

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Contact Lisa here for everything including tour enquiries.

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