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Beatrice Cerocchi Architect – Artist

It’s not often that I reblog fellow bloggers’ content. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever done it before! But this post on Italian architect and designer Beatrice Cerocchi really caught my eye this week and deserves sharing! I hope … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Good Luck in Italian

Italians are a superstitious lot. Many carry lucky charms or touch iron to ward off bad luck (touching wood in Italy will get you nowhere by the way!) Whilst others faithfully follow their horoscopes or call on the saints to … Continue reading

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What are pietre d’inciampo and why we should care?

If you walk along the Lungotevere riverside in Rome, or Via Carlo Alberto in Turin or through the Cannaregio district in Venice you may spot something glinting on the pavement. A little brass cobblestone or plaque set into the concrete outside … Continue reading

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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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Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

For many people Valentine’s Day is a day for roses, chocolates and public declarations of affection or even proposals. For others it’s just a modern commercial rip-off. But did you ever stop to think how Valentine’s Day started? Here’s a hint … Continue reading

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Vizio Virtù – the finest chocolatier in Venice

As you push the old, glazed door open the rich, sweet scent of chocolate envelops you, enticing you in, making your mouth water and your taste buds tingle. And as you anticipate the first bite, your mind is working overtime … Continue reading

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2015 in photos and a big thank you!

Italy is a beautiful country, we all know that, so to close the year I thought I’d offer you my favourite photos from the last 365 days as a little reminder of some of the wonderful places we’ve visited together … Continue reading

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