10 best things to see and do in Le Langhe

Italian signposts to represent things to do in Le Langhe

Kate Wickers picks out her top 10 things to do in Le Langhe as she heads for adventure in this beautiful part of Italy… In Italy there’s a saying, andare per Langa (heading for Le Langhe), which is used for when you’re off on an adventure. It evokes the long winding roads of the Langhe […]

A regional guide to Italy’s Islands

Capri Campania, one of Italy's Islands

Italy’s Islands are very distinctive places where traditions, languages, and wildlife have evolved in their own way. Pick your next destination with this regional guide to Sardinia, Sicily and the rest… Italy, as a nation-state, has existed in its current form for about a century and a half – no more. Regular visitors, travellers and […]

Living on the Islands of Italy

Isola Bella, Taormina

Italy has some of Europe’s most beautiful islands. From sizeable landmasses to tiny gems, you’ll find every kind of Mediterranean idyll here. Island homes make an excellent investment, says Fleur Kinson. Ah, the lure of islands! Naturally romantic places, these spots of sea-encircled land offer a natural sense of escape. An island is a little […]

Living in Sardinia: Our Island life

Dave and Marie Tringham living in Sardinia

Living in Sardinia sounds like a tempting prospect. Dave and Marie Tringham from Sheffield share their experience of Island life.  Dave and Marie Tringham are well-placed to share a taste of what it’s like living in Sardinia. They own a two-bedroom apartment in a small beach town in the middle of Sardinia’s northern coast. They […]

Gazzetta Italia: Getting married in Italy

Couple getting married in Italy in front of Rome's Trevi Fountain

Thinking of getting married in Italy? In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull looks at the increasing popularity of locations in Italy as wedding venues for Americans and Brits… KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases related to getting Married in Italy to add to your vocabulary Un rapporto romantico A romantic […]

The running Madonna – the Easter procession in Abruzzo

Members of the fraternity of St. Mary of Loreto carry the statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets of Sulmona in Abruzzo during an Easter procession

Discover the story behind this interesting Easter procession in Abruzzo, which takes place on Easter Sunday… Members of the fraternity of St. Mary of Loreto carry the statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets of Sulmona in Abruzzo during an Easter procession. This unusual Easter procession in Sulmona, Abruzzo, is called ‘La Madonna che […]

Five foodie reasons to visit Genoa

Foodie genoa - happy tourist eating focaccia on ligurian beach

From fabulous focaccia to fresh fish dishes, discover five foodie reasons to visit Liguria’s capital, Genoa… The capital of Liguria, Genoa has a lot more to offer than ports and palaces. Discover the unmissable delicacies for any foodie in Genoa. 1. Pesto genovese Starting with the most obvious, Genoa is, of course, famous for its […]

Rice pudding with almonds and raisins recipe

rice pudding with almonds and raisins

Rice will always be considered an essential store cupboard ingredient in every Italian household, and this recipe for rice pudding with almonds and raisins demonstrates why… For all intents and purposes, this dessert sits somewhere between a crème brûlée and a classic rice pudding, with an Italian flavour. It’s comfort food at its very best […]