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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.

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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Versilia by bike: 3 itineraries

Versilia by bike: 3 itineraries

Cycling in Versilia is a combination that has always lasted and involves professionals or simple enthusiasts through paths of varying difficulty. The bicycle is a subject that is passionate and that is reflected in the events of national and international importance that take place here in Versilia; just think about how often the Giro d’Italia…

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Pepper pie of Camaiore

Pepper pie of Camaiore

One of the pleasures of Versilia is undoubtedly its cuisine. In a territory so morphologically varied, where in a few kilometers you pass from the long sandy beaches, to the hills, to the Apuan Alps, the gastronomic offer could not but be as varied. There are many dishes of the coast based on fish, but…

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