Tag: drink

Citrus gin for Christmas …

Citrus gin for Christmas …

It’s almost that time of the year again, and everyone likes a taste of citrus at Christmas. Some people like satsumas, whereas some like clementines. We like them all, but in a citrus gin or vodka. However, here in the south of Italy we are […]

Melito di Porto Salvo – Where we live now …

Melito di Porto Salvo – Where we live now …

You will remember that a few months ago we told you that we were moving to the most southerly town in Italy called Melito di Porto Salvo. Now that the dust has settled, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a […]

Changes are afoot …

Changes are afoot …

There have been a lack of posts on here recently, but I have been busy with things in the background.

After three years in the north of Italy, we have taken the decision to relocate to the south of Italy to continue our careers as English teachers.

Although we have loved our time in Piacenza we have been offered a dream move to a town called Melito di Porto Salvo. For those that don’t know this is the most southerly town in Italy, and it is right on the toe of Italy’s boot.

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Both of us like living by the sea, and our new home will be five minutes from the sea. It also has the added bonus that we can see Sicily and Mount Etna from our apartment.

We’re looking forward to sharing the tastes, smells and sounds of our new home very shortly, including the local chilli festival which happens just after we move down there.

Hopefully in the meantime there will be some other posts about what will soon be our old home.

Keep checking back for further updates!

La Stoppa …

La Stoppa …

Apologies for the lack of posts, but we’re back! If you’ve read our previous posts you will remember that we said that we couldn’t visit the many vineyards around where we live because we had to use public transport. Well now we have a car, […]

Castell’Arquato And Monterosso Wine Festival Part 2 …

Castell’Arquato And Monterosso Wine Festival Part 2 …

In my last post we told you all about the beautiful town of Castell’Arquato. Now, in the second part of my post I’ll tell you about the second reason we visited, which was the Monterosso Val d’Arda Wine Festival!

Castell’Arquato And Wine Festival Part 1 …

Castell’Arquato And Wine Festival Part 1 …

One of the things that we love in Italy is finding beautiful places which are off the tourist trail. Our options are limited at the moment because we don’t have a car.

However, one of the places we can reach by local bus is Castell’Arquato, which is breathtakingly beautiful. It also has the added advantage of being in middle of a large wine producing region.

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Winter In Italy…

Winter In Italy…

Apologies for my silence on here, but in Winter the north of Italy slows down, and so there is not much to report at the moment! However, the mercury is rising, so everything and everyone is starting to spring back to life! February is when […]

Bread Is Gold – A Call To Tackle Food Waste …

Bread Is Gold – A Call To Tackle Food Waste …

Massimo Bottura, the chef and co-proprietor of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, needs no introduction. His restaurant has won every award given by the culinary world. If you want a reservation at his restaurant you have to book months ahead, and they can be as […]

Christmas In Italy …

Christmas In Italy …

This is my second Christmas in Italy, and I now think that I am getting the hang of how the Italians like to celebrate the festive season!

Just like in the UK, the Italians start their celebrations early! On December 8th, which is a public holiday to celebrate the Immaculate Conception, which is the conception of the Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. Not only is this a public holiday in Italy, but fires the starting gun for nearly a month of celebrations!

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Don’t Waste Your Leftover Panettone …

Don’t Waste Your Leftover Panettone …

It’s now officially Christmas in our house as we’ve opened the first panettone of the year! As always, I like to use any leftovers of anything I use, so I’ve been thinking of ways to use any leftover panettone that might be lurking around after Christmas.