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Podere Santa Pia, authentic Tuscan fireplace in the kitchen

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Authentic Tuscan Fireplace

Podere Santa Pia has a fantastic rustic ambiance featuring an authentic Tuscan fireplace in the kitchen and a beautiful pizza oven inside the house. Read here how to use it.


Authentic Tuscan Fireplace

Cooking in an indoor fireplace is romantic and although bit primal, it’s definitely fun and produces delicious food.
The fireplace is the oldest indoor grill. The inviting smell of a roaring fire in a fireplace transport you in another world.
The ancient Romans called it a focus (hearth), and its central role in cooking, domestic well-being, and promoting general human happiness made it the literal and spiritual focal point of the home[2].


Authentic Tuscan Fireplace

Fire is where magic happens. Tuscan fireplace Podere Santa Pia



Pizza oven

The best pizza is pizza baked in a ferociously hot oven. The oven will heat up and over time start to cool, by using these phases of heat, one can achieve a range of cooking styles. Depending on the cooking technique, move the embers and flames towards the back or side of the oven, or alternatively spread the embers across the oven floor. Maintain temperature by adding more wood accordingly. After a few hours, when the oven is less hot, one can bake bread and roast meats.


Pizza e pane

After a few hours, when the oven is less hot, one can bake bread and roast meats.


  Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Wood Fired Pizza Oven
  Pizza oven
This large pizza oven provides ample capacity to prepare multiple pizzas or other dishes

Pizza oven


[1] Source: 4 Easy Ways to Start Grilling With Your Fireplace | HuffPost