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The blog of Borgo4case is a diary about what happens here, our philosophy, local food recipes, and suggestions for your holiday in Versilia.

Old Macdonald Had A Farm…in Tuscany!

Old Macdonald Had A Farm…in Tuscany!

For a family of citizens who relocate from Milan to the countryside, the relationship with animals is a special matter. Having an animal in the city helped us feel closer to nature. When we chose to live in Camaiore, in the countryside, we finally had the space to share with other living beings as we…

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Eco friendly vacation home: how we made plasters

Eco friendly vacation home: how we made plasters

Borgo4case is not only a place where you spend beautiful holidays, but for us it is also a place where we live every day, and therefore every constructive choice is designed to last over time and be integrated into the local environment. Today I want to tell you how Walter and I made the plasters…

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Italian Carnival sweet recipe

Italian Carnival sweet recipe

Have you ever heard of Chiacchiere? it’s a crunchy sweet pastry, and if you visit Italy in the Carnival period you easily find it. The carnival for me has the taste of chiacchiere, those that as a child I ate on Martedì grasso in the streets of Milan showing off my little Squaw dress. In Versilia…

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2018 intention: permaculture at Borgo4case

2018 intention: permaculture at Borgo4case

In 2017 we have enjoyed the fruits of our work, we have sown many projects and learned from meetings and experiences and we have shared the growth of Villa Gaia that, as I told you in this post, has become Borgo4case. So I look at last year as a year of great steps, changes and…

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Walter, a beekeeper at Borgo4case family

Walter, a beekeeper at Borgo4case family

Do you know anything about bees? Do you know how honey comes from? I learnt a lot of nice things about bees by following Walter during his work. In this new post I’ll tell you more about bees and the beekeeper’s life. Let’s go! “Apicoltura Massagli Walter” is a little firm in Lucca producing honey. Walter,…

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Life change, from Milan to Tuscany

Life change, from Milan to Tuscany

All stories are transition stories. Whether we like it or not, life is a path and the crossroads we meet along the way mark our life. The one you are starting to read is my transition story, a one-way trip from Milan to Versilia. It was not as linear as it seems: I will tell…

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7 things to do in Versilia

7 things to do in Versilia

Electing Versilia as a destination for your holidays is a strategic choice because in addition to day trips that can be done to reach famous places like Pisa, Lucca, Florence and the Cinque Terre, it is ideal for those who want to do something different every day without going too far. In Versilia, within a…

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Tuscan chestnut Castagnaccio recipe

Tuscan chestnut Castagnaccio recipe

Since 2015 I followed the Transition Town movement in my country Camaiore. We also contribute to the film documentary  Stories of Transition and that gave me the desire to “live” the territory more closely: even financing on Internet a crowd funding to save a “metato” in Garfagnana where they still dry chestnuts as 100 Years…

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Day trips from Borgo4case

Day trips from Borgo4case

Many things have to be seen in Versilia (we had talked about it in this post), but wanting to spend a day out, what are the excursions that can be done starting from Borgo4case? Today we want to answer this question that many guests ask us, to let you know that Versilia is not only…

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