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What to see and do in Montalcino

What to see and do in Montalcino

Montalcino is one of those idyllic Italian towns that become impossible to forget, a place that still today vaunts its sixteenth-century appearance: this picturesque town is entirely surrounded by still-intact fortified walls.  Montalcino‘s location only adds to its beauty, as it’s situated just south of Siena in the beautiful Val d’Orcia. The breathtaking town is not only …Read More
May 29, 2019
Italy Travel
Italian Cities and Their Cocktails: What to Drink Where

Italian Cities and Their Cocktails: What to Drink Where

Think cocktails and a quaint piazza in Italy… what could possibly more ideal than partaking in the local pastime of imbibing before or after dinner with one of Italy’s most iconic drinks? Preferably with good company and a story to tell, like those that Italian cocktails tend to coax out as the night goes on. …Read More
May 23, 2019

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Italy Travel
Nature Holidays in Italy: 7 spots to digital detox

Nature Holidays in Italy: 7 spots to digital detox

Now all the rage, digital detox or nature holidays are a much needed feature of modern life. Here in Italy there are numerous options where you can unplug, disconnect and rediscover real life, immersed in beautiful natural surroundings. In this article, I suggest a six places in Italy for your nature holiday. An old mill …Read More
May 20, 2019
Food in Tuscany
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 a few examples that personally …Read More
May 16, 2019
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
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