Appassionata: Finding fashion in Le Marche

In this instalment of the Appassionata blog, Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs describes a fantastic shopping experience at the Tods outlet in Sant’Elpidio A Mare. Sometimes we just need a little retail therapy to lift our spirits in February, especially when there are sale bargains to be found! I asked my lovely friend if she wanted to hit the Tods outlet More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Appassionata: Sharing and Caring on Holiday

Appassionata share the history and the magic behind their business. When our four children were young I frequently used the phrase sharing and caring. Share your possessions with your siblings and friends.  More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Play it cool

Our love affair with Italian gelato Whether you believe that Marco Polo brought back the idea of ice cream to Italy from his travels in China (along with pasta, but that’s a different story), there’s no doubt More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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News Bites – Rome Elects its first ever female mayor

The latest Italian news this Month – Rome elects it’s first ever lady, Sophia Loren’s dress goes on auction and Keira makes waves in Venice… Take me home If there’s one thing that gets More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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WIN 2 TICKETS for the Festival Italia Brands Hatch

On Sunday 14 August 2016 you could be heading to the Festival Italia at Brands Hatch… In celebration of Italian motoring, Brands Hatch will host the inaugural Festival Italia on the date of 14 August 2016.  The More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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#italiamoments – Weekly Round Up: Classic

The weekly round up is here! We love your photography too much to keep it to ourselves, we’re going for a very classic, elegant focus to start with… We enjoy the photos you send us so much we’ve More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Italian word for the week: Pesto

Pesto (n.m.) Pesto. The word pesto comes from the Italian ‘pestare’, meaning ‘to pound, or crush’, or indeed to ‘pestle’, and is of course also cognate to our noun ‘pestle’ More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Al fresco Italian at Vivo, Islington

It can be summer all year round when you dine al fresco Italian on Vivo’s roof terrace, as Hannah Bellis finds out At the table across from me are a group of four girls drinking cocktails and passing poker More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Ischia holiday at the Garden & Villas Resort

Relax in style on your Ischia holiday at the Ischia Garden & Villas resort   Can you put yourself in this scene? It’s certainly an appealing place to be. This photo was taken during my lunch at the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Salvatore Ferragamo

My mother in law remembers shopping for shoes at Ferragamo in Florence many moons ago and Salvatore Ferragamo would be there with his leather apron around his waist. The shop is still the same, located in the magnificent More...