Winter Warmers: 5 Hearty Italian Dishes

Italy’s cuisine is filled with hearty, warming dishes refined over the centuries using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Survive the winter with these five must-try winter dishes from around Italy.   Brasato al Barolo Piedmont cuisine is all about substantial, filling dishes – it must be all the fresh mountain air. Meat stews with beef or veal [ ...More ]

6 of Italy’s Most Colourful Places

Blue Monday is nearly upon us, so we feel it’s time to inject a little more colour into our lives. And what better way than to take a look at some of Italy’s most colourful towns and villages? From pastel-painted houses to rainbow-hued buildings, these colourful places are guaranteed to brighten your mood. They’re made [ ...More ]

A Guide to Pistoia, Italy’s 2017 Capital of Culture

The Tuscan town of Pistoia might not be on your must-visit list – but it should be. Not only is this medieval gem Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2017, but it also boasts a line-up of beautiful churches, arcaded piazzas and elegant palazzi. It’s also perfectly positioned midway between Lucca and Florence, making it ideal [ ...More ]

Italy’s Most Romantic Hotels

Valentine’s Day is looming, and it’s got us feeling a little romantic. Whether it’s a late Valentine’s break, a surprise trip for your loved one to open on the day, an anniversary or even a wedding or honeymoon, here are some of our favourite romantic destinations and hotels that we have long-running Italian love affairs [ ...More ]

New Year’s Eve in Italy

From bonfires and swing bands to Champagne and oysters, Italians certainly know how to ring in the New Year in style. Here are some of our favourite celebrations…   Rome There are parties across the whole of Rome on New Year’s Eve, but Piazza del Popolo is where the Romans flock for the major celebrations. [ ...More ]