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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 

Interview With Lucy Knott, Half Of The Blossom Twins …

Interview With Lucy Knott, Half Of The Blossom Twins …

This is the first in a series of interviews with authors who write about Italy, food, or both! My first interview is with Lucy Knott, the author of “How To Bake A New Beginning”,“The Ingredients For Happiness” and “Wishes Under A Starlit Sky.”
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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!

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 

PENTEDATTILO: A Ghost Town in Calabria…

PENTEDATTILO: A Ghost Town in Calabria…

The forgotten town of Pentedattilo in Calabria. Otherworldly screams? Laments from the afterlife? The bloody hand of the devil?

The poor town of Pentedattilo on the edge of the Aspromonte Mountains in the southern tip of Calabria has seen it all. Earthquakes and precarious shifting of soil lent the final blow. But this cluster of edifices clinging to a strange rock formation, finally abandoned completely in the 1960s, seems to have been biding its time. Perhaps this ghost town just wasn’t ready to give up the ghost, of whom it is said, there are many.
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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 

Getting About in Italy – Part Two

Getting About in Italy – Part Two

Hi, It’s Lisa again. Following on from my post about using a car to get around in Italy, and the difficulties presented using this form of transport, I’d like to go on to using the rail network.

Getting About in Italy…. Part One – Driving

Getting About in Italy…. Part One – Driving

Hi… It’s Lisa here, doing my first blog post which I hope you will find informative. My first blog is about driving in Italy.

Getting around Italy can be easy or very stressful! I’m going to cover the various modes of transportation in Italy which I hope will enable tourists and people looking to relocate to this beautiful country.

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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!