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A Progressive Dinner in Florence

Florence has always had a place in my heart. It is one of my favourite Italian cities. I can trace this back to the many fabulous meals we have had in the city over the years. It had been some time since we had last visited, so, in search of some quintessential Florentine food I reached […]

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Eating on the Other Side of Florence

The other side of Florence has always held a fascination for me. I lived in Florence for a month many, many years ago pretending to study Italian. The daily lessons finished at 1pm giving me afternoons to explore the different areas of the city. It was always this other side of the Arno River or […]

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Hunting for Truffles in Piedmont

Piedmont in truffle season is the place to be! It’s a place we return to often to explore the stunning hilltop towns, drink amazing wines and to eat some of the best food in Italy. Even though we’ve been to Alba’s White Truffle Fair a couple of times, we’ve never been on a truffle hunt. […]

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Alba’s White Truffle Fair

It’s that time of the year in Piemonte when the king of truffles, the white truffle is celebrated. The season starts in October and celebrations take place over Piemonte where the white truffle or trifola d’ Alba Madonna is found. The most famous celebration is Alba’s White Truffle Fair which started on October 10th and continues to November […]

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Exploring Venice by Boat

Walking the back streets of Venice is one way to see the sights but only by exploring Venice by boat can you truly appreciate the magic of this city. It had a been a few years since we were last here so when Walks of Italy offered to show us their Venice from the comfort of a spacious […]

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