With his recent Tour de France victory, Italian Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the world’s most famous cycling race in 16 years. It came just a few days after another important celebration for Italian cycling, the centenary of the birth of Gino Bartali. Born in 1914 in the quaint Tuscan village of […]
One glimpse at a Tuscan landscape on a distant horizon, one footstep onto a flower-filled field, and you understand immediately why Florence and indeed Tuscany generally have long been the place of great art. How can one not be inspired when surrounded by such awe-inspiring vistas? Our Tuscan gardens having been planted with brightly […]
Italian children may well be the luckiest in the world. Just a short time after Christmas, on the 6th January, there’s La Befana. The strange idea behind it is that on the Epiphany eve, an old witch hops on her broom to deliver sweets to children, meaning they wake up on the 6th to find […]
Italian food at Christmas – including delicious winter dessert recipe to warm your hearts and bellies!
Food in Italy is fabulous all year ‘round. But there is definitely extra love put into all dishes enjoyed around Christmas time. As with the Slow Food* ideals developed in line with traditional cooking methods in Italy, recipes evolve throughout the year in-line with the freshest of in-season produce. At Christmas time, in […]