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Our Favourite Italian Cookbooks …

Our Favourite Italian Cookbooks …

You know how some people collect stamps or spend hours picking their fantasy football teams? Well, we’re the same but with Italian cookbooks! So, we’d like to tell you about some of our favourites. They are in no particular order. Some you might know. Some 

Podcast – Interview With Carmela Hayes

Podcast – Interview With Carmela Hayes

Last month we started a new podcast where we talk to famous people who also love Italy as much as us. Our guest in this podcast is Carmela Hayes. 

Catanzaro….. where are you?…

Catanzaro….. where are you?…

We decided to have a night away along the coast in Catanzaro and as it is just along the coast, we thought we would go by the coast railway instead of the car. Big Mistake!!!!!

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Podcast – Interview With Valentina Harris

Podcast – Interview With Valentina Harris

Welcome to the second episode of Our Lives In Italy, Today we’ve got the pleasure of chatting with Valentina Harris.
What she doesn’t know about Italian food and cooking probably isn’t worth knowing. Educated in Italy, Valentina arrived in London from Ro…

Podcast – Interview With Richard Bertinet – The King Of Bread …

Podcast – Interview With Richard Bertinet – The King Of Bread …

Welcome to episode one of our podcast. Today’s episode is an interview with the king of bread Richard Bertinet. I’ve been a long term fan of his and his philosophy of making simple daily bread. I’ve also had the pleasure of attending one of his courses a…

What A Day For A Wine Tasting …

What A Day For A Wine Tasting …

Anyone who has read this blog will know about our love of wine! It’s even better if it’s local wine!

Lockdown is finally easing here in Italy. So, we thought it would be a good idea to visit our favourite local vineyard in Calabria – Altomonte!

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Merry Christmas from Italy!

Merry Christmas from Italy!

Christmas is nearly here! As you may know, we in Italy have now gone back into a virtual full lockdown. This means that we are not able to travel to the UK to see our family. We are going to try and make Christmas and 

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

In the current situation, we can’t travel around Italy. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t read about it. I’ve just finished reading Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort. It has certainly given us more ideas of where to visit once everything back to as normal 

Genova – Much More Than Just Pesto …

Genova – Much More Than Just Pesto …

Genova (also known as Genoa) is a beautiful seaside city in Liguria on the northwest coast of Italy. Foodies will automatically think of pesto. However, Genova has so much more to offer people visiting for a day or two.

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Reggio Di Calabria – The City Of Contrasts …

Reggio Di Calabria – The City Of Contrasts …

The city of Reggio (also called Reggio di Calabria or Reggio Calabria) is the main city of the province of the same name. It is also the closest main city to us, 30 minutes by train or car. This is the third post of the 


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Merry Christmas from Italy!

Merry Christmas from Italy!

Christmas is nearly here! As you may know, we in Italy have now gone back into a virtual full lockdown. This means that we are not able to travel to the UK to see our family. We are going to try and make Christmas and 

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

In the current situation, we can’t travel around Italy. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t read about it. I’ve just finished reading Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort. It has certainly given us more ideas of where to visit once everything back to as normal 

Genova – Much More Than Just Pesto …

Genova – Much More Than Just Pesto …

Genova (also known as Genoa) is a beautiful seaside city in Liguria on the northwest coast of Italy. Foodies will automatically think of pesto. However, Genova has so much more to offer people visiting for a day or two.

Reggio Di Calabria – The City Of Contrasts …

Reggio Di Calabria – The City Of Contrasts …

The city of Reggio (also called Reggio di Calabria or Reggio Calabria) is the main city of the province of the same name. It is also the closest main city to us, 30 minutes by train or car. This is the third post of the 

Turin – The Paris Of North Italy …

Turin – The Paris Of North Italy …

Another city which is well worth a visit in Italy is Turin or Torino in Italian. I must say, it is perhaps my favourite city so far that we have visited whilst living over here. My daughter and her fiancé absolutely love it! This is