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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
Wine Guide
Millennials and Wine 101: tips and tricks for newbies

Millennials and Wine 101: tips and tricks for newbies

Millennials and wine: a handy guide for newbies who really want to know how to serve Chianti Classico properly (or even understand how a cockscrew works!) There has been a lot of news lately about the fact that millennials are not wine consumers: we like beer and cockails. Well, dear Baby-Boomer journalists, this isn’t really …Read More
March 21, 2019

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Food in Tuscany
Gluten-Free Pasta and Food in Italy: what and where to eat

Gluten-Free Pasta and Food in Italy: what and where to eat

It’s not hard to find gluten-free pasta or food in Italy despite what you’d think, with this being the land of pizza and pasta. Being diagnosed celiac or being sensitive to gluten is more and more common, and with that has come a greater awareness in Italy toward the needs of those who follow a …Read More
March 14, 2019
Italy Travel
13 Hilarious Italian Expressions You Should Definitely Use

13 Hilarious Italian Expressions You Should Definitely Use

There are a few Italian expressions that will have you laughing when you hear them, especially in translation. Let’s learn a few to use on your next trip! Making daily language mishaps in Italian has become part of my daily routine. The second I start to feel most confident, throwing out expressions without thinking, is …Read More
March 11, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Italian Cheese: 20 reasons to love cheese in every region

Italian Cheese: 20 reasons to love cheese in every region

Italian cheese differs from region to region. That’s at least 20 different Italian cheeses, delicious formaggio, that characterize every part of Italy! Come on this cheesy journey with us. President and statesman Charles de Gaulle wondered how it could ever be possible to govern a country –his France– with more cheeses than calendar days. The …Read More
March 4, 2019
Italy Travel
Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

There is just something about the bewitching landscape of Tuscany that has long inspired writers from the time of Boccaccio to the modern day: just think of Francis Mayes’ 1996 literary bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun. What better way to discover Italy than through literary personalities who have not only traveled through this immense and …Read More
February 26, 2019
Wine Guide
TV Shows about Wine to Binge Watch

TV Shows about Wine to Binge Watch

Picture it: Thursday night, no emails to check, phone switched to airplane mode, a good homemade meal and an inviting couch. “What am I watching tonight?” is the question. The answer? Wine TV shows, of course! If you’re looking for new TV shows about wine to add to your Netflix or Amazon Prime stream, we’ve …Read More
February 13, 2019
Italy Travel
Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

  There are so many churches in Florence, it’s hard to know which ones to visit! Here’s a mix of famous basilicas and more intimate churches we recommend for your next visit, with a bit of history and photos to tempt you. Churches in Florence: the most famous ones Santa Croce Several years ago, I …Read More
February 7, 2019
Italy Travel
Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

  From our wine travel guide series by Eleonora aka @enozioni, an itinerary for the mountainous area of Alto Adige, making Gewürztraminer wine, with what to see and most importantly what to drink!   Nature all round and striking mountains set the scene for outdoor excursions and food and wine tastings. Exploring the Wine Road …Read More
February 5, 2019
Wine Guide
Benvenuto Brunello 2019: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Benvenuto Brunello 2019: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Amongst the major wine events in Italy each year, Benvenuto Brunello is one of the most exciting previews! This preview (or in Italian anteprima) marks its 27th year presenting the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines in southern Tuscany.  Benvenuto Brunello is organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino; since its DOC recognition in …Read More
February 4, 2019
Italy Travel
Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Although beaches and sun may draw you to Italy, there’s lots of reasons Winter in Italy is the best time to visit! Let us convince you. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino   I dare say that the Tuscan-born controversial Italian intellectual, Pietro Aretino, had a point. …Read More
January 29, 2019