Published On: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Italia!’s top picks: August

This month’s selection includes ideas for al fresco feasts, home décor, organic wines, a creative holiday in Umbria and much more…

 

Get figgy with it   

Scent your home with this hand-poured candle, £32, www.notonthehighstreet.com

Hot seat

Limited edition Vespa Scooter Chair, £820, www.smithersofstamford.com

 

Cutting edge   

Make easy work of chopping herbs with this mezzaluna blade and board, £10.99, www.lakeland.co.uk

Crunch time  

Five flavours of tasty crostini snacks new from Filippo Berio £1.99 each, www.filippoberio.co.uk

Wine o’clock   

Cin cin! New organic and biodynamic Italian wines, www.abelandcole.co.uk

Sheet chic 

 Frette’s luxury linens, bedspreads and more. See their new summer ranges at eu.frette.com

Write on   

Murano glass pen and ink set from Papiro, £20, www.something-italian.com

Chill out  


Alessi ‘Circus’ wine cooler, £180, and thermal bottle stand, £130, www.black-by-design.co.uk

 Basket case 

Heart-shaped wicker hamper, kitted out for two, £45, www.marksandspencer.com

Painting holidays in italy 

For painters of all ages and stages, join Alan Reed Art’s painting holiday to Chiesa del Carmine in Umbria, from 7-14 October. 7-night, full board, 5-star stay with specialist art tuition. www.reedartholidays.com

Pack a posh picnic 

Veggie or meat feasts Italian-style, order from your local Carluccios, £45, www.carluccios.com

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