Category: Visit Italy

Typical Sicilian Food: 8 Things You Should Eat Before Leaving Catania

Typical Sicilian food: 8 things you should eat before leaving Catania Sicily is an island where everything is more intense. The wine is stronger, the sun is hotter, the sea shocks with its searing cyan lights and volcanoes feel free to express themselves. Near Catania, lava enriches the soil with mineral depths and the resulting…

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Cook in Tuscany is a unique, all-inclusive cooking course and Tuscan vacation, featuring the best Italian cookery lessons in Tuscany.

Review: Cook in Tuscany serves up a magical Tuscan week of cooking and fun

A residential cooking school in Tuscany may sound like scary stuff, but after spending the best part of a week with Cook in Tuscany, a cookery course and Tuscan holiday in one of the prettiest parts of Italy, I am delighted to say that this course suits all levels and is a wonderful introduction to…

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Hiking on the Amalfi Coast: how to walk from Ravello to Amalfi

Hiking on the Amalfi Coast: How to walk from Ravello to Amalfi If you’re looking for information on how to walk from Ravello to Amalfi, how to hike from Scala to Amalfi, or how to hike from Ravello to Minori, this blog post has all the details you’ll need for hiking around Ravello on the…

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If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Bologna, one of the best Bologna hotels is L'8Boutique Design Apartments, a design hotel in the historical centre of Bologna.

Where to stay in Bologna: L’8Boutique Design Apartments, cosy, chic and central

If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Bologna, I’m delighted to be able to share a great Bologna hotel tip – L’8Boutique Design Apartments, right in the historical centre of Bologna. Located in via Via Agamennone Zappoli, at number 2, this complex of eight, well-appointed apartments is situated in a single three-storey building…

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Ruggieri wins Italy’s Bocuse d’Or heat as Crippa launches a challenge to the world

As Martino Ruggieri is selected as Italy’s leading chef for the Bocuse d’Or competition, the country prepares to change its approach to this premier French cooking contest It’s not often that you’d describe Italy as the underdogs in a culinary competition, but that’s precisely the strange situation that the country has found itself throughout the…

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Hotel Terme Preistoriche is a premier spa hotel in Italy's Veneto region, offering spa pools and treatments, plus Jazz by the Pool summer concerts.

Terme Preistoriche: There’s a prehistoric spa hotel near Padova, and it’s making quite a splash

If you’re looking for a glamourous weekend with a difference in Italy, here’s an idea. Hotel Terme Preistoriche in the picturesque spa town of Montegrotto Terme is just 15 minutes from the centre of Padua or Padova, in Italy’s Veneto region, but light-years away from the modern, bustling city, offering incredible spa pools in a…

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This guide to South-East Sicily's top ten beaches includes something for everyone - so whether you're looking for a wild spot of unspoilt coastline, a place to go surfing or windsurfing, or an elegant beach resort with full services - read on!

(VIDEO) The ten best beaches in South East Sicily: some of Sicily’s best beaches

A guide to some of the best beaches in Sicily The South East coast of Sicily is still relatively unspoilt in terms of its beaches and seaside resorts, making it a good destination for travellers seeking a restful beach holiday away from mass tourism. The provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa feature plenty of characteristic towns…

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(VIDEO) How to Get to Sorrento From Rome or Naples (and Why I Love Riding the Circumvesuviana Train)

How to get to Sorrento: the quick, cheap and easy guide. If you want to bathe in the sea with a perfect view of Naples and the smoky blue peak of Vesuvius, there’s a trick to it: don’t stop at Naples. Instead, continue south of the city, along the triangular peak of land jutting out…

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Ten things to do in Milan: the next time you visit Milan, try visiting the city's trendy Via Tortona design district, to enjoy fashion capital Milan.

What to See in Milan: 10 Reasons to Visit Milan’s Via Tortona Design District

If you’ve ever wondered what to see when you visit Milan, read our alternative guide to Italy’s fashion capital and plan on spending some time in trendy Via Tortona. It’s not amongst the usual lists of things to do in Milan but we think it’s a great way to combine culture and lifestyle and get…

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