Tropea on the Tyrrhenian Sea’s Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods) is Calabria’s most famous resort town. It is also the current holder of the title of Italy’s most beautiful village and it is easy to see why. Tropea has miles of pristine white beaches. It also has so much more!
Italy is renowned across the world for its food. A meal is not complete in Italy without some bread. Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows how passionately I feel about “real bread.” One of my favourites is Pane di Altamura – Altamura bread.
Diamante is a charming fishing village on the Tyrrhenian Sea known for its mural-lined streets. A visit any time of year is advisable, but if you plan your trip for its annual Peperoncino Festival you’re in for an especially spicy treat!
To debunk the myth, in Italy, meatballs are NOT normally served with spaghetti or any other type of pasta!
We’ve had some fabulous guests on our podcast, where we talk to people who love Italy as much as us. Today’s equally fabulous guest is Gino De Blasio.
Pizzo is a seaside town in the north of Calabria. It is also home to the most delectable ice cream dessert, the tartufo.
As you know we’ve started a podcast where we talk to people who adore Italy as much as us. Our guest today is Jo MacKay of bookingsforyou.com.
Part Two… In the last post, you will remember we got off the train in what we thought was Catanzaro. However, we were in the middle of nowhere, with no public transport, no people and no taxis in sight. We sent a message to the owner of our accommodation, Salvatore, explaining what idiots we had…
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!!!!!
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…
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!
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 New Year here as good as it can be.