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The windmills of Borghetto

Borghetto sul Mincio is a gorgeous little town, famous for its old windmills on the river Mincio and for its rich history and architecture. Watching...

Tuscan-style food alive and well at Gallo Nero in Portland

Why did Davide Filippini call his Portland, Oregon restaurant Gallo Nero? If you have time to sit down over a glass of prosecco and chat with him,...

San Vito Lo Capo, seaside gem

Falling in love with one of Sicily’s most charming towns is easy: the road that takes you to San Vito Lo Capo runs in such a beautiful landscape one...

A closer look at Mount Etna

Have you always wanted to see a volcano up close? If reaching the summit of a volcano sounds exciting but at the same time too tiring, the...

Lakeside beauty of Sirmione

Take time to take it all in. Although small, Sirmione is so rich in ancient history you will need time to explore it and truly appreciate it. Located...

A new twist on a classic: ladybug caprese salad

There is nothing like the flavors of fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and tomatoes. The myriad of ways these simple ingredients can be put together...

The beauty of Isola Bella

Isola Bella, one of three Borromean Islands on lake Maggiore, earns its name thanks to the gorgeous blooming flowers that adorn it in the spring and...

Italian actor saved by Consul General

Italian actor Luca Riemma was suffocating with a peanut while he was talking to the Consul General Antonio Verde, when Verde himself stepped in and...

How to make great pizza: part 3

Forming and Topping your Pizza To use the dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and to shape your pizza. This recipe will make one large pizza,...

FAI Event: "Un soffio di primavera" celebrates spring in Milan

Saturday, the 4th and Sunday, the 5th of March 2017, from 10 to 18, there will be an event at the Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan "A breath of spring...

How to make great pizza - Part 2

Now that you've gathered together a basic pizza making toolkit, let's start actually making one... ​ Ingredients for Our Basic Pizza Dough Proofing...
Il fascino dei tranquilli mercati rionali che a Milano possono diventare ritrovi da blogger

Il fascino dei tranquilli mercati rionali che a Milano possono diventare ritrovi da blogger

Che Milano sia una città per lo shopping non c’è dubbio. C’è da aggiungere che è una città per lo shopping a tutte le tasche. Oltre alle sfavillanti...

How to make great pizza - Part 1

When I started making pizza about 15 years ago, I made a lot of terrible pies... doughy, pale-looking, tasteless, flat, oily, floppy, burnt--you name...

Getting ready for Carnival

We are getting ready to celebrate the Carnival preparing some typical sweet food that reminds us of childhood memories. In Modena we have the frappe...

A terrace with a view in Livorno

Are you a panaroma lover? The MAscagni Terrace in Livorno is one of the most beautiful panorama points of Tuscany - and should be on everyone's "to...

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