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Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:41

MY PRIVATE ITALY: AT CHRISTMAS, PANDORO OR PANETTONE?

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Christmas is one of my favourite moments of the year: the colours of the lights in the houses, families reuniting to enjoy the magic of this holiday together and children looking forward to the arrival of Santa Claus. Christmas in Italy is also an opportunity to taste many typical sweets, which are served on our tables every year with a unique flavour that reminds us of how beautiful it is to celebrate Christmas with the people you love.

Monday, 14 December 2020 07:50

MY PRIVATE ITALY: OLIVE OIL, I LOVE YOU

Written by Marcello Cordovani

Extra virgin olive oil (EVO) is undoubtedly the symbol of Mediterranean food, and Italian food in particular. Olive oil is an ancient product, rich in history. You don't drink it, you eat it; it is a valuable food, a few grams change the taste of food.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 07:59

MY PRIVATE ITALY: HARVESTING MY OLIVES ON LAKE GARDA

Written by Marcello Cordovani

It is often said that the greatest satisfaction in creating something lies in the act of doing so, rather than in the outcome.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:24

MY PRIVATE ITALY: IN SICILY, EAT LIKE A SICILIAN

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I have been hosted several times in a Sicilian house and for sure they never run out of food!

Monday, 02 November 2020 09:50

ITALY'S DARKEST HOUR - EPISODE 6: THE AGONY OF NAPLES

Written by Marcello Cordovani

The landing of Salerno was designed to advance further north and free Naples as soon as possible, but it resulted in a painful time for the city.

"Giusto il tempo di un caffè e arrivo!” (“Just the time to have a coffee and I’m coming!") is the typical phrase used by Italians to measure time.