Tag: wine

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 – 

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 

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 the internet. We share what we are passionate about, and it means a lot that other people want to read it as well!
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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!

Castell’Arquato And Wine Festival Part 1 …

Castell’Arquato And Wine Festival Part 1 …

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.

Italian habits that won’t work outside Italy…

Italian habits that won’t work outside Italy…

It’s surprising how I have developed new habits since living in Italy. These Italian habits are easy to acquire, and very difficult to lose. They are also likely to annoy or surprise your friends and family if you take them back home!

However I’ve been assured that this is normal! The subtle changes in my behaviour since living in Italy are merely part of a healthy process psychologists call “acculturation”.

That said, some of them might raise a few eyebrows if I keep them up when I’m outside Italy!

Here are seven of the new habits that I’ve noticed so far ….

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year …

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year …

We’re taking a break for the Christmas holidays, but before we disappear until 2018, we wanted to say a few words. First of all, Merry Christmas (Buon Natale in Italian!). We’d like to thank everyone who visited our little corner of the internet. We share