For the love of cheese, whether it be hosting the perfect dinner party or just a quiet night at home, a tasty platter of Tuscan cheeses can be the highlight of any table, and we will tell you how to do it best. One thing to keep in mind, is to keep it seasonal. Since it is harvest season in Italy, using the bounty that nature has already provided, makes your job much easier.  Continue reading

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We are starting a new series in the blog called ‘quick tips’ with the aim of helping those coming to Italy on holiday. The first article in our series is aimed at making a call in Italy, which we know can be quite daunting for those who don’t speak Italian. However, it is quite useful to have at the very least, a basic knowledge of certain phrases, especially when booking restaurants or calling a taxi.  Continue reading

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The 15th of August is a national holiday in Italy, with most stores and businesses closing shops to spend time with their family and friends, typically on the seaside. The holiday itself dates back much further than most might imagine, in fact all the way until the Roman times, named after Emperor Augustus 18 BC. Back then it was a considered a rest-time, especially for those participating in hard-labor kind of work.  Continue reading

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