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by Carla Passino | Sun, 08/14/2016 - 10:21
Pure white beaches of soft, velvety sand, waters of a thousand shades of blue, soaring golden cliffs and, framing it all, the deep greens of laurel, myrtle and…
by Carla Passino | Mon, 03/21/2016 - 04:34
Spring gives me a thirst for greenery. When the scorching sun bounces off the buildings and roads get warm enough that high-heeled shoes sink into the pavement…
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by Carla Passino | Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:48
The story of chocolate in Italy has the glamour of court life, the ring of horse hooves beating fast on cobbled street, the dim lights and wooden panelling of…
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by Carla Passino | Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:22
Italy has yummy tradition of Easter treats, with a particularly rich range of regional offerings. We select three of the very best cakes and pies which you…
by Carla Passino | Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:00
If you intend to do your Christmas shopping in Italy, don’t just hit the cities—there are plenty of lovely Christmas markets laden with cakes, wooden statues…
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by ITALY | Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:00
Words by Carla Passino and Silvia Donati From Passito di Pantelleria to Moscato d'Asti, there’s an Italian dessert wine for every occasion. There is no…
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by Katia Amore | Wed, 06/25/2014 - 02:55
by Katia Amore | Wed, 05/14/2014 - 01:08
During May and June, Infiorata festivals are held in various Italian towns and are definitely a must see if you are planning to visit one of the many regions…
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by Carla Passino | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:57
Soft and sweet, savoury and hard, mouth-melting and strong. Italy makes excellent cheeses all year round, but each season brings delicious surprises. Spring is…
by Carla Passino | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 05:24
The forbidding bulk of Venice’s Arsenale, the soaring towers of San Gimignano, the azure elegance of Giotto’s frescoes in Padua’s Scrovegni chapel. But also…