Countryside

Language
by Alesha Allen | Fri, 07/26/2019 - 02:15
Many of us head to the Italian seaside in the summer, but the Italian countryside is just as beautiful. There are beautiful mountains, hills, valleys and lakes…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:28
On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1519-2019), why not pay homage to the Renaissance genius by going on a trip to the area of Tuscany where…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 03/26/2019 - 04:05
The Veneto is full of hidden gems: castles, villas, unexpected vistas, great art…Here is yet another castle tucked way in an idyllic setting in the Euganean…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:00
Italy is dotted with castles from north to south. Perched on top of hills or overlooking the waters of placid lakes, they’re often set in enchanting locations…
Life + Style
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 05/28/2018 - 18:06
John Bensalhia lists nine key factors to consider when buying either an old or modern property to retire to in Italy... Uniqueness and Quirkiness When you buy…
Food + Wine
by Jasmine Mah | Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:18
Val d’Orcia Two-and a-half words that, said aloud in a cocktail party, mean very little to much of the crowd. Show the same people a postcard with Tuscany…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:13
When it comes to picking a place to live and love, you are spoilt with choice in beautiful Italy. With a landscape boasting everything a nature lover could…
Life + Style
by Georgette Jupe | Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:39
Who doesn’t want to enjoy a glass of Chianti on the terrace of your own villa while overlooking the Tuscan hills? It is precisely this image that many people…
Food + Wine
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:20
Here’s an unusual bit of vocabulary for all would-be Italian speakers: frantoio. This word means not only an olive press, but the farm which produces the olive…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:00
Ever heard of the Oltrepò Pavese? Located in the province of Pavia, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, it takes its name (meaning beyond the Po, near…