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Top Things to See and Do in Merano

Set at the foot of the Dolomites, the little, unknown town of Merano is full of unexpected gems. As well as being an incredibly picturesque town, there is so much to see and do – from countless castles and spas, to famous hiking trails and much more besides. Here’s my guide to the top five [ ...More ]

Top Things to See and Do in Merano

Set at the foot of the Dolomites, the little, unknown town of Merano is full of unexpected gems. As well as being an incredibly picturesque town, there is so much to see and do – from countless castles and spas, to famous hiking trails and much more besides. Here’s my guide to the top five [ ...More ]

Food Festivals in Italy: Summer 2016

Food and wine are a huge part of Italian culture, and there are events and festivals taking place across the country this summer to celebrate it. There are hundreds to choose from, so it’s hard to know where to start looking – here are a few that we love, including a few quirky events you might not [ ...More ]

Italian Hot Chocolate: where to try it and how to make it yourself

Rich, creamy and decadent, Italian hot chocolate is unlike anything you may have experienced in the UK. With winter dragging on and the nights still dark and chilly, a steaming cup of cioccolata calda is the perfect remedy. Resembling pure liquid chocolate, Italian hot chocolate is often finished with whipped cream and comes plain or [ ...More ]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Tiramisu Recipe

Although now a stalwart on menus across the world, tiramisu isn’t actually a classic Italian dessert. In fact, it is a relatively recent concoction that came to prominence at dinner parties in the 1970s and 80s. Despite not being a classic dish, tiramisu has won a place in our hearts thanks to its addictive combination [ ...More ]