Tag Archives: Italy

A Vine with Your Name: Adopt a Vine with ArtViva

Some of the most popular tours that we run at ArtViva revolve around wine. The attraction of Italian wines draws visitors to the country from around the globe. Since we witness firsthand the immense pleasure that our guests experience when … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Italy Travel 2015 #4: Best way to travel around Italy

Our latest Italy travel tip comes from our guide, Kane, a regular train-traveller in Italy. Italy travel tip #4: Catch the train! When travelling between cities in Italy, it is usually quicker, faster and cheaper to catch the train rather … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Italy Travel 2015 #1

Planning a trip to Italy? A little while back, we made a fun series of travel videos offering Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips. Now, we are here to share some new tips for travelling in Italy, gathered from our … Continue reading

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When life gives you Sorrentino lemons, make limoncello – the recipe!

Limoncello very pretty and the limoncello is sweet… Limoncello is a traditional Italian liqueur made by using the fat-skinned lemons typical of the south of Italy, known as Sorrento lemons, or – terms a little less likely to be heard at … Continue reading

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World Water Day

Just for today, we wanted to expand our watery horizons by focusing on something beyond just the shores of Italy, to wade out into unknown seas, awash with wonder but also with worries for many without access to clean, fresh … Continue reading

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The Best of Tuscany

Whilst it is quite difficult to narrow down the best little villages in Tuscany, we’ve narrowed it down to three must-see, never-forget places: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni. Each place is more charming than the next ? although not quite as … Continue reading

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Artviva serenaded by Italy’s Armed Forces

It’s one of the many (really, many!) wonderful things about Italy that when there is need for fanfare, it is done in style*. Today, as the Artviva staff were working hard as usual (and nibbling on some Terra Kiros-recipe banana … Continue reading

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THOSE RUDE ROMANS – When swearing is caring

Going out for a meal, be it in your home town or in Italy, is a treat. Even if you love cooking, to be able to sit back and relax whilst someone serves you expertly prepared food, is just heavenly. … Continue reading

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An Artist in a Renaissance Villa -Studio Visit

Today we were privileged to visit artist Donatella Mei at her stunning renaissance villa, studio and gardens near Florence. Donatella Mei was born in Florence where today she lives and works. Mei received degrees in Classical sudies and Art but she has … Continue reading

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Pesto alla Genovese – tips and recipe

Pesto alla Genovese is a typical dish from the northern Italian region of Liguria, and specifically named after its capital city Genova. Typically, this pesto is made by mixing 60 grams of fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, … Continue reading

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