My Italia! – Antonio Tonelli, La Tagliata

Executive chef Antonio Tonelli tells about La Tagliata, the exciting new Italian dining concept in London’s Spitalfields… What made you decide to come and work at La Tagliata? Mainly it was the enthusiasm of Carlo Palumbo, managing director of the restaurant, and the challenge involved in creating a place like home, where you always go back for […]

My Italia! – Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs

Living in Italy, restoring houses, rescuing horses and selling handbags, Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs considers herself to be very lucky… WHERE IN ITALY IS YOUR HOME? I live in Le Marche with my husband and two of my four children, experiencing things I never thought I would. I have always loved life, adventures, challenge and hard work, […]

Passport to Seborga

Marina Spironetti visits the intriguing city state of Seborga in western Liguria. Fiercely independent, it still boasts its own currency, its own passport and, yes, its own prince… Small countries have always fascinated me. From Andorra to Liechtenstein, from Monaco to San Marino – tiny states with their own history, proud to be different. I […]

Ten best things about Italy

After more than ten years of creating a magazine about Italy we thought we’d ask you what you think are the ten best things about Italy. Here’s what you said… Rome! The Eternal City… It’s not surprising that, of all places in Italy, Rome is the most visited. As long as you can avoid the […]

Gourmet Guide: Basilicata

As co-founder of food importer Gallucci & Gilmour, Malcolm Gilmour has plenty to say about this lesser-known region of south Italy. Here he offers an insight into the vast culinary history of Basilicata… In the Italian film Basilicata Coast to Coast, which recounts the story of four errant musicians making their way by foot from […]

People Watching in Bologna

Martin Yarnit shares his favourite spots for enjoying a light aperitivo in Bologna – from top-end cafés to the humble bars that garner the most attention from locals in the know… Italians everywhere enjoy a drink and a snack before dinner, maybe as a break during the early evening passeggiata. But the Bolognese are particularly […]

Italian Weddings

Elsewhere in April issue, Freya Middleton tells us of the joys of an Italian wedding. Here are four companies who can make the dream come true for you too… Package Wedding in Italy wants to simplify the wedding planning process, offering couples wishing to get married in Italy exclusive wedding packages, at prices affordable for any […]

Quintessentially Weddings Atelier

Following three extremely successful shows the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier returns to Somerset House, home of London Fashion Week, on 10th and 11th April.   Considered the world’s most luxurious wedding planning event, the Atelier offers an exciting, immersive experience, which showcases some of the world’s most talented designers and artisans. The event is curated by […]

A Small Living from Garlic & Olives

Stuart Haines shares the story of two brothers who returned to their native Abruzzo in order to reclaim their ancestral life, farming garlic & olives… The cost of milling a hundred kilos of olives goes up every year; every year a euro or two more!” Luca is explaining the realities of trying to make a […]