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Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

There are many misconceptions about Italian food. These clichés irritate Italians: food is serious business. Set aside those spaghetti & meatballs and read up! Italian cuisine—whether professionally procured or home-cooked—is a complex expression of a rich and multifaceted regional tangle. Generalising and leaning on clichés ticks Italians off. Here are … Read More

Italy Travel
Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

  Part of our wine travel guide series, Sicily is known for volcanic Etna wines. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do in Sicily.   From hilly to volcanic areas, including the islands, grape growing covers thousands of some of the greenest hectares in Italy. Wine tourism is on …Read More
May 9, 2019
Italy Travel
Vintage Tours in Italy: nostalgic shopping, cars and more

Vintage Tours in Italy: nostalgic shopping, cars and more

If you’re into vintage clothing or cars, Italy’s got plenty of nostalgia: vintage tours can be found around the country depending on your passion! Whether you want to decorate your new home or deck yourself out to the nines, this country will without a doubt provide you with unique mementos. So with our little vintage …Read More
May 6, 2019

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Food in Tuscany
Wild Greens: Foraging and Recipes

Wild Greens: Foraging and Recipes

Foraging and using wild greens is a tradition dating back hundreds of years and it’s not that easy. It takes time to search around narrow streets, under the olive trees and in the vineyards, but also the ability to recognize the edible wild greens and learn how to cook them to enhance their unique flavour. …Read More
May 2, 2019
Italy Travel
Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

One of the best ways to experience Italy’s culture and flavours is to shop at a local market. From North to South, every city or small town has its own weekly market where you can buy seasonal fruit, vegetables, cheese, fresh fish and meat but also cheap clothing, shoes, bags, kitchen supplies and more! These …Read More
April 29, 2019
Wine Guide
Wine Glasses: How to Choose the Right Ones

Wine Glasses: How to Choose the Right Ones

Some will say wine is good even in a plastic cup, but using the right wine glasses really does affect the way we appreciate wine. The question that many consumers ask themselves when they first approach the wine world is, “Which set of wine glasses do I choose?” In order not to mix the sacred …Read More
April 23, 2019
Italy Travel
Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Beyond the floating city of Venice, the Veneto is famous for Amarone! This itinerary is a wine lovers’ travel guide with what to eat, drink and see in Veneto. The Italian region of the Veneto, which includes the famous cities of Venice, Padova and Verona, is a surprising destination that goes well beyond the cities, …Read More
April 17, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

  What do you eat for Easter? Giulia shares her Tuscan family’s Easter menu that mostly relies on family traditions passed down by her grandmother.     My family is quite traditional when it comes to celebrating festivities with food. We have a collection of traditional Easter recipes that we make year after year. Sometimes …Read More
April 11, 2019
Italy Travel
Visiting the Most Important Historical Monuments in Italy

Visiting the Most Important Historical Monuments in Italy

Most people visit Italy for the historical monuments, as well as for the food and gorgeous landscapes. Here are some practical tips on which historical monuments to visit and how to make the best of them – notably, how to avoid the crowds! If you’re an art buff, you can spend your days wandering through …Read More
April 9, 2019
Italy Travel
Easter in Tuscany: what to do and where to go

Easter in Tuscany: what to do and where to go

Planning on spending Easter in Tuscany? Plan ahead with our tips on what to do and where to go to make the most of this busy holiday season. Easter or “Pasqua” in Italy is a very important religious holiday in Italy peppered with days of traditional events all over the boot; expect holy processions and …Read More
April 4, 2019
Dievole News
Vinitaly 2019: our small guide

Vinitaly 2019: our small guide

With our small guide of Vinitaly 2019 you can discover the most interesting things to do at the most renowned wine event in Italy. Verona. The city of love, where star-struck lovers Romeo and Juliet met their bittersweet fate, is the hotbed of yet another undying passion that draws thousands to this corner of northern …Read More
March 28, 2019
Italy Travel
Lombardy wine travel guide: an itinerary in Franciacorta Territory

Lombardy wine travel guide: an itinerary in Franciacorta Territory

  This article is part of our wine travel guide series, and this time we’re going to Lombardy, an area in Northern Italy that is known for Franciacorta. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do, see and eat in Lombardy.   A region boasting myriad charms from hills to …Read More
March 25, 2019