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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

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How to cook pasta like an Italian

A great way to expand your true immersion into Italian culture is through the amazing foods. Whilst Italian food is not all just pizza and pasta, they are common staples in the Italian diet. Pizza is usually eaten one per … Continue reading

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How to spot a top restaurant in Italy

Italy can turn any food eater into a passionate food lover. All it may take is one lick of an authentic gelato, a forkful of hand-made pasta coated with the perfectly-paired sauce, perhaps a taste of fresh mozzarella cheese… and … Continue reading

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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

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Calcio Storico: Florence’s toughest footballers… in those trousers?!

  Florence is getting ready for the latest series of Calcio Storico (also known as Calcio Fiorentino), a unique sport which originated in Tuscany in the 1500s. ‘Calcio’ translates to both ‘kick’ and also to ‘football/soccer’ in Italian, thus ‘Calcio … Continue reading

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Romance Made to Measure – Valentine’s Day in Italy

Everyone has their own idea of what is romantic. For some, it’s red roses and chocolates. And if you like red, roses and chocolates, that’s great. However, if you’re looking for some out-of-the-chocolate-box ideas for the most romantic day of … Continue reading

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Happy Harvest: Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Tuscany, Italy

Talk in Tuscany at this time of year is all about oil – the time of the harvest, the amount of olives collected, and finally the ‘liquid gold’ itself – Tuscany’s beloved cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. Harvest is … Continue reading

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Shopping in Italy: the fashion for fine food, friends and fun

Italians generally don’t shop in mega shopping complexes*. Rather, shopping is done by visiting farmers markets and small stores run specialists in their trade. If you want bread, visit the baker. For meat, see the butcher. In the interest of … Continue reading

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Real Italian Dish: Risotto con Zucchine recipe

We were recently invited by Alberto, author of a fabulous home Italian cookery blog, to share his receipes, and with typical Italian recipes as delicious as the below (with step-by-step pictures to match!), how could we refuse?! RISOTTO (RICE) WITH … Continue reading

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Sweet Tastes of Tuscany: GIUGGIOLE

These strange delicacies go by the name of giuggiole*. In season for the shortest while, they look like olives but the inside is more like a super-sweet crunchy green apple! So sweet are giuggiole, that there is even a saying … Continue reading

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