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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 ]

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 ]

Rome: The ultimate luxury city break

There’s a big birthday coming up. Rome is said to have been founded by Romulus and Remus in the year 753 BC, which by our maths will make Italy’s capital 2,769 years old. We think it’s looking good for its age.   Rome’s birthday, or Founding Day, is celebrated in the city on the closest weekend [ ...More ]

Gino’s Italian Escape – Sicily Street Markets

Gino bids a fond farewell to Sardinia as he travels to Sicily. Sicily is Italy’s largest island, rich in culture and history, and is a foodie’s paradise. Surprisingly, this will be Gino’s first visit to the island and with Sicily’s delicious regional cuisine; he’s in for a treat. Starting his journey in Palermo, the island’s [ ...More ]

Michelin Star Dining in Italy

With Citalia, you can enjoy the Michelin dining experience, sometimes without even having to leave your hotel. Here are some of our favourite restaurants where Italian cuisine has won awards from the French food bible.   The Principe Cerami, San Domenico Palace, Taormina, Sicily  This 15th-century former monastery is the perfect classical backdrop to a [ ...More ]