In arguably the most beautiful region of Italy, Kylie and Patrick start their day riding in a local ‘Ape’ to arrive in the tiny village of Asciano. As reluctant as Kylie is to share this secret with the world, she eventually relents in order to take Patrick to meet an adorable family living in paradise in a panoramic villa with their two daughters. After a home-style breakfast of crepes, cornetti and coffee, it’s off to an olive harvest down the road.
Things get really interesting when Patrick gets Kylie on a horse for the first time and after a five-minute lesson decides she’s ready to gallop through the hills at full speed. Ravenous after horse-riding, they head to the beautiful Hotel Villa San Michele near Florence for a lesson and lunch of gnocchi al pomodoro.
Then it’s back to the farmstay, where Patrick picks vegetables for a hearty duck ragout with pasta and Kylie bakes a rustic pear tart in the garden with the hosts’ daughters. With a rowdy bunch of expats and locals invited for dinner, the two never want to leave this family to whom they’ve become so attached. However, Kylie has somehow got invites to the biggest party of the year at the prestigious Corsini villa and it’s time to see Patrick in action on the dance floor as they party with the VIPs of Tuscany until sunrise.
Think you’ve seen Tuscany? Not like this you haven’t.
Kylie’s Favourite Moment Shooting the Tuscany Episode:
Racing off to the Corsini party after an epic day of shooting with my good friend and talented photographer Francesco Lastrucci, who is like a ghost when he shoots his subject. Patrick and I hit the dance floor until 4am and Francesco caught it all on camera without us even knowing. Then we fell into bed at the exquisite Hotel Villa San Michele just as the sun was rising…
Patrick’s Favourite Moment Shooting the Tuscany Episode:
I absolutely fell in love with Tuscany and had the most incredible time with Malcolm, Daniella and their beautiful family. Tuscany has always been a magical place to me – those luscious rolling hills, pin-pricked by elegant cypress trees – and I haven’t even started on the food yet! I remember by the time we set up the shoot for dinner half of the guests had already arrived, so it was like cooking in front of a live studio audience! After a couple of glasses of the local brew Malcolm and I got stuck straight into it though. I swear Malcolm should have his own show, he’s a total natural!
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