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Learn how to cook Italian Romagnolo-style with Nonna Violante

Italy is pure heaven for foodies as each city and region has its own traditional specialities. From the delicious seafood cicchetti bar snacks in Venice, to the wood-fired pizzas of Naples and the mouthwatering cannoli cream cakes of Sicily, you’ll … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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Rummaging through Milan’s canalside antiques market, the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande

Milan, north-west Italy, is well-known for many things. It’s the nerve centre of international fashion houses including Armani, Prada and Versace. Football giants AC Milan and Inter call it home. And Milan cathedral, or Duomo, is a gothic masterpiece of spires, statues … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The most beautiful mask competition

Dressing up is all part of the enjoyment of Venice carnival. But for some it’s more than just about being seen and photographed, it’s a creative challenge to produce THE most beautiful mask or costume. This year competition was fierce with … Continue reading

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Perugia’s Eurochocolate Festival is a must for chocoholics!

To make the most of your visit to Perugia’s annual Eurochocolate Festival, there is one key phrase you need to learn – “Potrei assagiarlo per favore?” (Pronounced Poh-trey ah-sah-jar-lo per fah-vor-ray) It means “Could I taste it please?” And although … Continue reading

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Siena. Mercato nel Campo.

Turning the corner into Piazza del Campo, the heady aromas of roast porchetta, pungent pecorino and spicy salami assail our nostrils as we take in the glorious spectacle. Fat-flecked salami of every size swing gently in the winter breeze. Curvaceous … Continue reading

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