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Ricotta and cherry cheesecake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Ricotta and cherry cheesecake

For a sensational dessert or teatime treat with an Italian twist, this gorgeous ricotta cheesecake by Mario Matassa should fit the bill… Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils

For hearty comfort food with an Italian twist, this purè di patate recipe from Mario Matassa is a sure-fire winner… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • 1 celery More...

Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto

This creamy, dreamy salmon risotto from Mario Matassa makes a truly delicious midweek meal if you’re looking for something simple but indulgent Serves 6 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad

Mario Matassa brings us a fantastic Italian salad to enjoy on sunny days – light, flavoursome and with an interesting added ingredient… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time none Ingredients: • More...

Girelle
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Puff pastry spin-wheels

Sun-dried tomato and fennel seed pâté provides a delicious, distinctive flavour for these puff pastry ‘girelle’ by Mario Matassa – ideal snacks for entertaining Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes, More...

Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino

Mario Matassa’s wonderful lonza di maiale ripiena di fave e pecorino (to give it its Italian name) is a perfect Sunday show-stopper… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Trenino rosso
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Five classic train journeys

Read on to discover five of the best Italian rail journeys, with our round-up of train rides to remember. What’s your favourite…? Photos by iStock unless otherwise stated Photo by Amanda Robinson   1. The More...

Venice, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: May 2019

Check out this selection of gorgeous reader photos, guaranteed to make you want to pack your bags and board a plane to Italy right away! This month’s winner:  “While me and my mum were staying in Bellagio More...

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Tuscany regional property guide

Fleur Kinson explores the towns and landscapes of Tuscany, and discovers a surprising and captivating diversity for prospective home-buyers… Photos by Getty Images Tuscany remains the most popular of Italian regions More...

Italy, Tuscany, Massa Marittima Cathedral
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Homes in Tuscany

Adored for its stunning landscapes and historic cities stuffed with fine art, Tuscany is a dream-region for many would-be buyers in Italy, says Fleur Kinson… Photos by Getty Images Massa Marittima and the landscape More...