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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 

Bergamot And Cedro – The Citrus Fruits Of Calabria …

Bergamot And Cedro – The Citrus Fruits Of Calabria …

Calabria produces over 25% of Italy’s citrus fruits, but is home to two unique varieties: Bergamot and Cedro. You might be familiar with the first, but not the second!
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Scilla – Calabria’s Hidden Gem …

Scilla – Calabria’s Hidden Gem …

Scilla, like most of Calabria, is generally overlooked by anyone travelling to Italy. This is such a shame, as they are missing out on one of Italy’s most beautiful villages. Don’t confuse Scilla with Sicilia, which is Italian for the island of Sicily! Even if 

Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo!

Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo!

We’re taking a break for Christmas, but before we disappear until 2020, we wanted to say Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Italian! We’d also like to thank everyone who visited our little corner of 

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 lucky enough to have some well established and plentiful citrus trees. So, we have our choice of fresh grapefruit, oranges, clementines and lemons all year round!

So, how do you turn these fruits into a wonderful Christmas tipple?
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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 

We’re moving to Melito!

We’re moving to Melito!

There have been a lack of posts on here recently, but I have been busy with things in the background. We’re moving to Melito!

La Stoppa …

La Stoppa …

Apologies for the lack of posts, but we’re back with a review of La Stoppa vineyard!

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, so we can go exploring further afield!

The first place on our list was the vineyard La Stoppa, which is about 18km from where we live in Piacenza. We had the privilege of a private guided tour and tasting with Nico from La Stoppa in this beautiful tranquil setting on a warm and sunny spring afternoon.

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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!