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Traditional Venetian cocktail recipe: The Spritz

When travelling in Venice during the Italian summer, a traditional Venice recipe to try is the Spritz cocktail. In fact, so traditional is this pre-dinner drink in Venice that it is also called a “Spritz Veneziano” or even simply a “Veneziano”. … Continue reading

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Easter in Italy: what to do, where to be, what to expect

Easter – that time of year during which the faithful and not alike find themselves promising they would eventually get on a diet. Eventually. Naturally here in Italy, Easter, or Pasqua in Italian, comes with its many traditions and celebrations … Continue reading

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Milan: food and fashion capital

  Milan is famous for being the fashion capital of Italy. Some of the world’s biggest fashion brands call Milan home. It is also a must-visit Italian city for art lovers and opera aficionados. Of all the great places to … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Italy Travel 2015 #8: Eat like a local, with the locals

Italians eat dinner late, usually sitting down to dine in Italy at around 8.00-9.00 pm. Restaurants thus have their first seatings at around 7.30pm. Our latest tip for travelling in Italy is: eat dinner later for a true Italian dining … Continue reading

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Italy travel tip #5: Bigger isn’t better for best restaurants in Italy

Looking for where to eat in Italy? See a menu offering a large variety of different kind of foods such as pizza, pasta, seafood, meat and more? Most Italians would keep walking. Our tip for dining in Italy is: look … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Italy Travel 2015 #3: Ordering food

This tip for travelling in Italy that comes from our much-loved Florence tour guide, Brenda. Don’t over-order food. On any holiday in Italy, it’s tempting to want to try as many different foods as possible. Indeed, many people travel to … Continue reading

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The best gelato in Florence?

Where can you find the best gelato in Florence? Right now, we are enamoured with the gelato of Marco Ottaviano from Il Gelato Gourmet. In the last few months, we have been very happily working our way through the delicious … Continue reading

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Delicious Italian Christmas Recipes

Planning a great (and easy) Christmas meal? Italians have a great traditional festive menu that allows for much advance preparation so everyone can enjoy the most family time together during the Christmas lunch and dinner meals. A traditional Italian Christmas … Continue reading

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Italy’s sweet Christmas treat: Panettone

For foodies like us, the first sign of Christmas approaching in Italy is seeing the bakeries stocking fresh-made Panettone*. Panettone is light and fluffy, meaning that a slice of this traditional Italian Christmas recipe may be as big as both … Continue reading

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The simplest Tuscan fish recipe: baked sea bass

Cooking in Tuscany comprises making delicious traditional Tuscan recipes using a few simple and fresh ingredients. One great example is baked sea bass – Branzino. This simple recipe is great for dinner parties as it can be prepared ahead of … Continue reading

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