Florence Duomo, Grand Tour Italy

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]