Rome Shopping – Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Rome Shopping – Designer Outlet Malls: Rome is shopper’s paradise and people who love fashion and all things stylish will certainly have a great time shopping in the Eternal City.  If you like designer fashion, Via Condotti is where  all the upmarket designer labels are.  Unfortunately, not many of us have shopping budgets that can […]

The Delicate-Tasting Mozzarella

Mozzarella

Mozzarella – A Favourite Italian Cheese: Mozzarella is an Italian cheese that we enjoy very much and as we travel around Italy, lunching on mozzarella and tomato sandwiches, it’s interesting to know more about how this cheese is made. Types of Mozzarella Fresh mozzarella is divine, especially if it is Mozzarella di Bufala, made from […]

Bologna’s Mouth-Watering Food Market

Bologna Food

A Walking Tour Down the Bologna Food Market: The Emilia-Romagna region is famous as a food centre and when we visited Bologna we were very much looking forward to sampling some of its gastronomic delights. During our whistle-stop visit to Bologna we took a stroll down Via Pescherie Vecchie which is the food market area […]

Siena is the Panforte Capital of Italy

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Enjoying Panforte in Siena – the Panforte Capital of Italy: For our visit of Siena, one of the things on my to-do list was to buy some Panforte from the city where this cake originated. Siena panforte is a dense fruit cake with candied fruits and nuts. But what makes it different from other fruit […]

Limoncello – A Popular Italian Liqueur

Limoncello

Limoncello is the Second Most Popular Liqueur in Italy: On any travel to the south of Italy, a common sight is attractive yellow bottles of limoncello, many with eye-catching labels and gift packaging.  Limoncello is a traditional Italian lemon liqueur that is produced anywhere from Naples to Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast and even in […]

Fidenza Village Designer Outlet – Parma

Shopping in Italy

A designer outlet inspired by the operas of Verdi: Chic Designer Shopping’s Fidenza Village is set close to Parma, the charming, artistic and gastronomic centre of Italy. There are 90 luxury outlet boutiques and you’ll find Valentino, Dolce & Gabana, Missoni, Versace, Bikkembergs and many other labels here, with year round discounts of up to […]

Festa della Liberazione – Liberation Day in Italy – April 25th

Liberation Day in Italy

April 25th: Festa Della Liberazione – Liberation Day in Italy: Festa della Liberazione or Liberation Day is celebrated in Italy on April 25th. On this day, the whole country remembers its liberation by Allied troops during World War II. April 25th is also a day to remember the victims of the war and especially the men […]

The Innkeeper, The Voyeur and The Tortellini Pasta

Tortellini Festival - Castelfranco Emilia

Sagra di San Nicola – A Tortellino Festival Held in Castelfranco Emilia: In Castelfranco Emilia, a town in the province of Modena, the Feast of St Nicholas is celebrated on the second week of September. The Sagra di San Nicola is actually a Tortellino Festival where the creation of tortellini is re-enacted every year. Legend […]

Italo – Italy’s New ‘Ferrari’ High-Speed Train

Italian High speed train

Italo – The New Italian High-Speed Train Looks Like the Train Equivalent of Ferrari Cars: From April 2012, the sleek-looking red ‘Italo’  high-speed trains has started criss-crossing the landscape of Italy and no doubt turning heads. The wow factor – they look like the rail equivalent of Ferrari cars, with speed to match. Nuovo Trasporto […]