Heartwarming comfort food: polenta

Water, cornmeal and salt. That’s it. An of course a lot of patience and well-trained bicipitals. Before I moved to Italy, polenta was defietely not something that seemed attractive to me at all, but then I got evidently mature enough to like it. I started appreciating that warm that keeps you warm inside during thos…

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The old woman and the candies – Befana

The holiday season in Italy is almost one month long, it is starting on the December with the Immaculate Conception when Italian families decorate their Christmas trees and ends with the Epiphany that wipes away all the festivities , but gives Italian children a last dose of sugar with the candies brought by the Befana…

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New Year’s Eve in Italy in red panties

We have managed to survive Christmas, and believe me, it is tough job in Italy. Meals semm to be neverending, and once you arrive at having the coffee after lunch, you can start again with the dinner. we can prepare for the last day of the year, with all our good purposes, yes, you swear…

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Best of the Italian Christmas music

Even if you are the Grinch personally, you can not deny anymore that Christmas is around the corner. Therefore I went hunting for the best of the Italian Christmas music. Oh yes, Christmas is here, it is on the shelves of the shops, among the crowd and it is on air on the radio. You…

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Clooney in love with pecorino sardo

George Clooney, one of Hollywood’s sexiest icons is now into something new. He has already tested himself as a businessman when founding the Casamigos tequila company in 2013 together with two of his friends. Casamigos became so important that it was purchased by Diageo in 2017 for 700 million US dolars. Well, now Clooney seems…

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Bored of Capri? Go to Ponza!

Ponza is one of the most beautiful islands of the whole Mediterranian area. It is situated at 50 kms from the coats of Lazio, in the baz of Gaeta and together with its five “colleagues” – Gavi, Palmarola, Zannone, Ventotene and Santo Stefano – form the archipelago of the Pontine islands. Its stunning beauty was…

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Taking the ferry to the Italian islands

Summer is finally here, we are all preparing for the holidays. If you are visiting one of the major Italian islands, Sardinia or Sicily and don’t want to worry much about bagagge size limits of the airlines, and want to have your car with you, taking the ferry is a valid option. I am going…

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A perfect getaway from Milan: Lake Como

I am not a huge fan of Milan, Italy’s second biggest city and the most important in terms of business. Sure, Piazza del Duomo is fascinating,  and Galleria Umberto next to it is also a must, but Milan can be disappointing after visitnig Rome, Florence, Venice; Naples or……well any other Italian cities. Huge buildings, traffic,…

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Italian summer bites

It is extremely hot these days in Italy, with read alert in 18 cities today, temperatures are close to 40C, hence you are advised to hydrate yourselves, eat light and avoid taking walks in the hottest hours of the day. Normally you shouold also change your diet and luckily Italy’s cuisine offers delicious plates also…

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