Category Archives: Wine

Unique Souvenirs to take from Italy

Souvenirs – that lovely token sitting on our desk that helps us deal a little better with our post-holiday blues once we’re back home. Be it a figurine of Florence’s Duomo, a traditional mask from Venice or a t-shirt saying … Continue reading

Posted in Art Tours Italy, Cookery, Cooking, Cooking in Tuscany, Florence, Food, Italy Tours, Travel in Italy, Travel Tips, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Unique Souvenirs to take from Italy
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Grape Stomping in Tuscany

Grape stomping is a traditional form of maceration that dates back to Roman times, at least as far back as 200 BC. Freshly-harvested grapes would be placed in a barrel before people would climb in, barefooted, and squish the juice … Continue reading

Posted in Italy Tours, Tuscany, Wine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Grape Stomping in Tuscany
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

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

Posted in Food, Travel Tips, Venice, Wine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Traditional Venetian cocktail recipe: The Spritz
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

WINE HARVEST IN ITALY – The vat stats are in!

Now that the 2015 grape harvest in Italy is complete and production of the ensuing Italian wines is well underway, wine estates in Italy are able to reflect on the wine year that was. This summer saw the hottest temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Best of Tuscany, Chianti, Italy Tours, San Gimignano, Travel in Italy, Travel Tips, Tuscan experiences, Tuscany, Wine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on WINE HARVEST IN ITALY – The vat stats are in!
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Weddings in Italy: traditions and superstitions

Getting married in Italy is enriched by great traditions (and some superstitions), many of which are still kept alive to this day. In the past, marriages would often be arranged by the families of the potential couple or even through the … Continue reading

Posted in Art Tours Italy, ArtViva Exclusive Experiences, Best of Tuscany, Florence, Italian aristocrats, Italy Tours, Italy Tours: Best Tours in Tuscany, Travel in Italy, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Weddings in Italy: traditions and superstitions
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Spaghetti alla Carbonara – recipe and history

Visiting Italy. One of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy Italy like a local is through the amazing Italian cuisine, which varies from region to region and in some cases, even town to town. When in Rome, one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cookery, Cooking, Cooking in Tuscany, Food, Italy Tours, Rome, Travel Tips, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Spaghetti alla Carbonara – recipe and history
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Learning Italian: Italy’s 3 magic words

Travelling to Italy, you may wish to be prepared with a few key words of Italian to get you by. Of course there is ‘Grazie’ (thank you) – making sure to also pronounce the e at the end, like grazi-è, … Continue reading

Posted in Art Tours Italy, Best of Tuscany, Florence, Italy Tours, Italy Tours: Best Tours in Tuscany, Tuscan experiences, Tuscany, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Learning Italian: Italy’s 3 magic words
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: Communication

Visiting Italy? We’ve created a series of fun videos that provide serious points of Italy travel advice and the first one is out now!         Be sure your immersion into the Italian culture doesn’t turn into a … Continue reading

Posted in ArtViva Exclusive Experiences, Best of Tuscany, Bike Tours Tuscany, Chianti, Cinque Terre, Cinqueterre, Cooking in Tuscany, Fiesole, Florence, Italian aristocrats, Italy Tours, Italy Tours: Best Tours in Tuscany, Monteriggioni, Murano, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome, Rome & Venice, Rome Tours, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscan experiences, Tuscany, Uncategorized, Vatican Tours, Venice, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

It’s a sign – what to do in Italy

The best way to experience Italy is with the locals. And to do so, there is no better way than to follow the signs. Around cities and small towns, Italians place posters advertising events, markets, concerts, festivals, Renaissance fairs, parades … Continue reading

Posted in Fiesole, Florence, Italy Tours, Italy Tours: Best Tours in Tuscany, Rome, Rome & Venice, Rome Tours, Siena, Tuscan experiences, Tuscany, Venice, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s a sign – what to do in Italy
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Enoteca: the great Italy wine tradition

It is quite normal for Italians to take a long lunch break to enjoy a nice lunch of pasta followed by a meat main, usually accompanied by local wine. Now, if it’s so common for Italians to have a glass … Continue reading

Posted in Art Tours Italy, Best of Tuscany, Chianti, Florence, Italian aristocrats, Italy Tours, Italy Tours: Best Tours in Tuscany, Siena, Tuscan experiences, Tuscany, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments
Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...