10 Must-Try Italian Drinks

Dry January is over for another year, and what better way to bid arrivederci than with a round-up of essential Italian drinks. Whether you’ve been on the wagon or not, we think it’s the perfect pick-me-up for February. Cin cin… 1. Campari and soda Campari is an herb-infused liqueur, known for its deep-red colour and [ ...More ]

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 ]

Buon Natale from Ciao Citalia

Christmas is almost upon us, so we just wanted to wish all of our readers a very buon Natale! You probably already have Christmas dinner sorted (if not, might we suggest you’re leaving it a tad late?), but if you’re looking for other ideas for festive meals, we’ve got some crackers from our ambassador, celebrity [ ...More ]

Your guide to Italy’s pizzas

Italy is home to postcard-worthy landscapes, world-famous historical monuments and piazzas aplenty.  But we all can’t deny that one of the main reasons this boot-shaped country is on the top of our lists is pizza! This oven-baked, flat bread goodness was born and raised in Italy. An estimated 56 million pizzas are eaten every week [ ...More ]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Easter leg of lamb recipe

Easter (Pasqua) is a particularly important celebration in Italy with events, processions and religious ceremonies taking place across the country. Celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week, culminating on Easter Monday with a picnic shared with friends and family.   Like many of Italy’s holidays, food plays an important part in [ ...More ]