Where to spend your Christmas in Italy

Snowy mountain villages, medieval towns with twinkling lights and lively nativity scenes. If you’re looking for a place to spend your Christmas holidays, there’s an overwhelming choice in Italy...

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So simple, but so good: the humble hazelnut cake

Bra is a beautiful city in Piemonte, nestled amongst hills of Roero vinyards. It is one of the key players in Italian food culture...

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Absolutely irresistible: Veronese risotto al radicchio with Tastasal

‘Tastasal’ is a flavoursome mixture of fresh minced meat with salt and spices, and is a typical product from the countryside around Verona, where it is a staple ingredient for sausage-making...

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Simple, but packed with flavour: sage roulades

Renata is originally from Naples, but has been living in Rome for many years. Her kitchen is a melting-pot of these two cultures...

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Biscottini di polenta: fill your kitchen with the sweet scent of baking

Bubbiano is a small, ancient village right in the middle of the Lombardy plains, near the city of Milan. It is a rural place, nestled in the traditional calm of the Padan countryside, where life goes by at a slower pace...

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A passion for Bolognese cuisine: Mario Antonio's story

“When I went to London in the year 2000, I found my inspiration. The idea of home restaurants was already quite popular over there, so I said to myself...

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Flavours of the Ferrarese countryside: pumpkin 'capellacci' pasta with ragù sauce

An expanse of colourful fields stretching as far as the eye can see, traditional little farmhouses dotted here and there…

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Irresistibly delicate: pasta 'straccetti' with pumpkin, mint and Pecorino Romano cheese

Following a typical Roman recipe is, in itself, a fascinating experience - so if you ever get the chance to enjoy with a historical backdrop, perhaps looking out over the Campo de Fiori...

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The solution to all your problems: a good glass of wine

Iron deficiency? Just have four glasses of Barolo. Fever? All you need is a sip of Bonarda. Broken heart? Don’t worry, we have the perfect Chianti for you!

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A different side of Rome: the rich traditions of the Jewish quarter

Rome, the Eternal City. There are so many sides to Italy's capital, but its roots are planted firmly in the ancient past...

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Gorgeous greens: 'lo sformato di spinaci'

Today we’re in Modena, a beautiful Emilian town that boasts an enviable artistic and gastronomic heritage...

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Tender onions with an edge: Saltimbocca in genovese sauce

The typical cuisine of the Abruzzo region is perhaps a little less well-known than that of others, such as Sicily, Emilia-Romagna or Lazio. But just looking at a few local recipes...

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A sweet secret from Parma: i tortelli di prugne zucchelle

Parma is, without the shadow of a doubt, one of Italy’s gastronomic centres...

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Flavours of the Bay of Naples: spaghetti con le vongole

Naples is a magical city full of winding streets and colours, with magnificent monuments and amazing views over the bay. But what stands out most of all is its exquisite local food...

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Simply delicious: fried 'cruschi' peppers

There are no words to describe Matera, but we'll have a go...

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