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Wandering in the Montepulciano Hills

In the rolling hills of the province of Siena in southern Tuscany you will find the enchanting medieval town of Montepulciano.Here this gem of Italian renaissance sits six hundred and five metres above sea level with commanding views across the countryside and valleys of Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.More than anything this is the place to dip into the very best food and wine available to mankind....

Central Italy has much more to offer

The secret of the attractiveness of Le Marche region lays in the variety of landscapes Le Marche can offer: from the turquoise Adriatic Sea to the high Apennine mountains.One of the Marches’ greatest qualities is that this region is not one of mass tourism’s favourite destinations, offering an enriching human scale experience within the surrounding of its spectacular natural environment.Central Italy...

Legends concerning panettone

The cherished Italian holiday bread. Jeweled with candied fruits (particularly citrus) and raisins, it first came into being in Milan about 1490 and was quickly adopted throughout Italy, from the Alps to Sicily. Legends abound concerning the origin of panettone.The most popular is one that tells of a young aristocrat smitten with the daughter of a pastry chef named Toni. To impress the father of his...

Legendary locations inside Umbria

Located in the middle of the Italian “boot”, Umbria is one of the most storied locations in the entire country.Offering a combination of wonderful history with exceptional natural beauty, Umbria is not only a wonderful place to visit, but to live as well. It’s little wonder that there is so much property for sale in Umbria Italy thanks to the excellent, year-round climate and the many things to do...

Incredible scenery, endless rows of vineyards & quaint villages

There are few places in Europe that combines the natural beauty, history, and elegance of Tuscany in Italy.From the incredible scenery, endless rows of vineyards, quaint villages that were founded in the middle ages, and the cypress trees that dot the landscape, Tuscany is a place that evokes a romantic feel amid calm surroundings.It’s little wonder that Tuscany has become a popular tourist attraction,...

Do you think Halloween is an American holiday unrelated to the Italian traditions? Nothing more wrong!

From North to South there are many traces of this festival in the history of Italy. Pumpkins included! Does Halloween really have no ties to the Italian culture? Just take a look at the history of Halloween and Italy’s regional traditions to discover that this is not the case. Let’s start by debunking a myth: Halloween is not an American holiday. It has originated in Ireland, in the wake of an...

Autumn flavours: the “caldarroste”….or roasted chestnuts

Scent of November, scent of chestnuts: the association is almost involuntary. Despite the fact that this autumn is noticeably late, as it was the summer, nature does not stop and offers typical products to be enjoyed a few months before the coming of winter. Roasted chestnuts, or “caldarroste”, are a seasonal delicacy found in nearly every Italian street or market. The scent of them roasting fills the...

The wonders of Mount Etna for a volcanic autumn

If you have missed the opportunity to visit Sicily in the summer, have you thought about travelling to this wonderful island in autumn? Autumn has a late start in Sicily. Temperatures remain high until October and sometimes you find yourself in short sleeves and sandals even in November! Autumnal flight and hotel prices drop so that you can save money and enjoy the unique autumnal colours, smells and...

An Italian summer, locations and flavours

Italy is a paradise for travelers of all kinds; the Belpaese offers a number of incredible scenarios in which to spend unforgettable summer holidays. From North to South, Italy is a treasure trove of inexhaustible artistic, cultural and natural wonders: cities of art, enchanting villages, dream beaches framed by turquoise waters, breath-taking mountain peaks and romantic lakes: there is something for...

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