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Foodie alert: 10 Sicilian dishes that you cannot miss!

Sicilian cuisine is an expression of the culinary art that has developed in the island since ancient times, closely tied to Sicily’s historic, religious and cultural traditions and facts. The local gastronomic culture shows clear signs of the different peoples that...
Private Tours in the land of Prosecco

Private Tours in the land of Prosecco

It might be a difficult name to pronounce, but it is one to be remembered for its famous product of the highest quality, as well as its idyllic landscape and charming hamlets. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is a small hilly area between Venice and the Dolomites in Veneto,...

Fine dining in Florence? Sure, but also street food!

Florence in Tuscany boasts some of the finest dining in the world, but the city can also surprise you with delicious and informal on-the-go eats. Some of the locals’ favorite street delicacies include: Trippa Yes, it is exactly what you think: tripe. Traditionally,...

Liguria’s mesmerizing Cinque Terre: history and eno-gastronomy

  The Cinque Terre (literally, “five lands”) is an enchanting destination that stretches for 18 km along the rocky coast of Liguria, in northwestern Italy. The five ‘borghi’ (villages or hamlets) after which the area is named, are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza,...

A journey through Sicily’s historic castles

  “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything”.       – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   German writer, philosopher and statesman von Goethe had got right already in...

Cooking School of Siena: interview with Chef Lella

  Today we have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Lella Cesari Ciampoli, owner of Siena’s first school of international cuisine, which she founded in 1996. The mission of her culinary institution is to maintain the tradition of Sienese and Tuscan cooking...

Open-air concerts and medieval cooking lessons in Tuscany

Spring and summer are fantastic periods of the year to visit Tuscany, with its blue sunny sky embracing the gentle hilly landscapes during the day, and the moon and the stars glittering on the sea at night. There are countless ways to enjoy the panorama through...

Secret cooking class in unexpected Rome

Is Rome all about ancient ruins, Baroque churches and Renaissance palaces? This is what many people who have never seen the city expect, and it is what numerous tourists come to believe when they hurriedly visit the beautiful capital. But all you have to do is keep...

Truffle fair and foodie paradise in Piedmont

How would you like to be a Trifulau for one day? During fall, many Italian regions offer the possibility of becoming a truffle harvester, organizing exciting excursions in search of the highly prized tartufo! You can find about 8 types of truffle in Italy, but the...

Wine, castles and organic farms off the beaten track in Sicily

The beautiful island of Sicily, like most of Italy’s regions, features different wine routes with idyllic landscapes and hidden gems that you can discover with the authentic knowledge of the locals. Today we will share some of this wisdom with you, as we travel...

The real story behind “Fettuccine Alfredo”

Some time ago we published a post on Common Mistakes about Italian Cuisine, in which we explained that the ‘Fettuccine Alfredo’ never became as popular in Italy as they were (and still are) abroad. We also said that it is not that easy to find this dish in...

Exploring Tuscany’s wine routes: the Maremma Hills

Today we guide you through the “Strada del Vino e dei Sapori Colli di Maremma”, i.e. the Route of Wine and Flavors of the Maremma Hills, located in south-eastern Tuscany. Not only it is one of Italy’s longest wine trails, it also offers most options and...

Common mistakes about Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine is so famous around the world, and yet so misunderstood. Many people often take for granted that they are eating something traditional from Italy, without knowing that the food they are enjoying could actually cause an Italian to recoil in surprise or...