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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 ]

A Guide to Italian Truffles

When we think of Italy, it’s usually images of lush green hills, vineyards, olive groves, and plates of delicious pasta that spring to mind – not bumpy fungi rooted up from underground. However, truffles are known to be some of the most precious treasures in modern (and traditional) cooking – especially in Italy, where the [ ...More ]

A Day in Umbria

Last month, Citalia’s Social Media Executive, Rob Kearsey, journeyed through Umbria and Tuscany, experiencing autumn in two of Italy’s most scenic regions. He tells us about one of his most memorable days on the trip – and how you can recreate it.      Italy is one of the densest countries in the world. Around [ ...More ]

Road Trip: Driving Holidays in Italy

Italy is the spiritual home of automobile design and the country’s love affair with the car shows no sign of lessening. Getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road is still the best way to share the passion Italians have for their food, culture, history and way of life. Here are five destinations [ ...More ]