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culaccino italian word meaning water ring-on table
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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Italian Word for the Week: ‘Culaccino’

‘Culaccino’ is an Italian word which sums up an irritating party phenomenon. We teach you the meaning of this word and how to use it… We all know this stain. The unsightly ring left on a wooden More...

A-Z of Florence Landscape
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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The A-Z of Florence

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many interesting secrets… Florence has so much history and culture to offer. Here’s our A-Z of all things Florence. ARNO The river that flows through More...

Florence in Winter
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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An at-a-glance guide to Florence in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Florence, and you will see the city in a new light – though if it does happen to snow while you’re there, you’ve been very lucky! You might not find an excuse to stop for a More...

Lemon Ice cream italian recipe
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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Lemon ice cream

Gelato al limone Mario Matassa shares his recipe for this refreshing lemon ice cream Whoever said ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it’? On a hot summer’s evening, it can be hard to decide whether to end More...

Nonna's Italian grilled peppers
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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Nonna’s peppers with nodini

Peperonata alla nonna con nodini Mario Matassa shares his nonna’s popular summer recipe. This dish was often made for an evening meal, over the dying embers of a lunchtime grill. The sweetness of this Italian More...

Varese Estense Palace and gardens
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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48 Hours in Varese

Val Nicastro visits the “Garden City” north of Milan that is, among other things, home to a palace that one Italian poet described as “Little Versailles” With an enchanting old town, unmatched natural beauty More...

stone hut in salento, puglia. ITS Italy rennovation
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 13th, 2023
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Take part in the renovation of ancient Italian villages

ITS ITALY has now launched ITS LENDING, a new lending crowdfunding platform to preserve years’ worth of heritage and make a profitable investment while doing so. A hut of typical dry stone construction, Salento, More...

tuscan beekeeping, colourful beehives
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023
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Beekeeping in a Tuscan retreat

Amy McPherson takes a tour of the apiary of Borgo Pignano and finds a heaven not only for the guests enjoying the luxury surrounds of this Tuscan retreat, but also a sustainable paradise for the estate’s bees More...

buying property in Italy, rural town scene
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023
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Three steps to avoid buying mistakes in Italy

Find out the three most critical home-buying secrets, learn how to avoid a poor purchase experience, and buy as smoothly as possible in Italy. More and more people are buying property and considering moving to More...

Italian citizenship, passports on Italian flag
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023
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How to apply for Italian citizenship by descent

Get insights into the process of applying for Italian citizenship by descent, and the differences between applying at a consulate and applying in Italy. Applications for Italian citizenship have risen sharply in More...