The Beacon Around the World

Sharon and Charlie Darling wrapped up a week-long tour of Florence and Tuscany with a trip to Fattoria il Poggio-Little Hill Farm, a small winery and olive oil producer for a cooking lesson and a fabulous evening meal. Other highlights of the trip included a paper-marbling workshop in Florence and gelato in the piazza in Montecatini Terme, where the tour group stayed in a huge, old hotel full of faded elegance and Mediterranean charm.        Photo: Sharon Darling