Here at olive we value local knowledge in our travel features, using the best food writers in the best food destinations to collate our guides. Many of these writers have great stories to share, including Tuscany expert, Nardia Plumridge.

Nardia is a travel, food and wine journalist with a passion for Italy that began as a teenager. During a family holiday in Europe, an unplanned 15th birthday celebration in Florence had her hooked on the sights, sounds and smells of Italy. Returning to her native Australia, in the beachside suburbs of Perth, she dreamed of one day returning for an Italian summer, three idyllic months to immerse in Italy’s ‘la dolce vita’. Read the full article here...