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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 that gelato is close to every Italian’s heart, and we’re in love with it too. Italian gelato is different from the ice-cream we More...

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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...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Echoes of Love

  Hannah Fielding talks about the inspiration for her new romantic novel, The Echoes of Love, which is set in the splendour of Venice… What made you fall in love with Venice? Its history, grandeur and beauty. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Fluent in 3 Months

Pronunciation or Intonation? Benny Lewis, author of Fluent in 3 Months (published by Collins) gives us his tips on understanding the ‘network’ of intonation in a language, with the help of a friendly Italian More...