The Best Italian Food & Drink Expo is Back in London (Get Your FREE Tickets NOW!)

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      It’s almost July and that means that our favourite Italian food and drink exhibition is back in London very soon! We can’t believe that it’s a whole year since we teamed up with Bellavita, hosts of the biggest made-in-Italy food and beverage trade show in the UK. During our stay in Padua… Read More

Driving from England to Italy: What You Need to Know

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    During our trips I keep a small notebook to keep track of our budget and spending. This not only keeps us aware and in control of our finances, but is also good for posterity. When planning new trips we refer to the budget book to see where our biggest expenditure lies and to see… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Gastronomia Il Ceppo

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  Our final visit during our food trip of Italy was to Vicenza, the home of Gastronomia Il Ceppo. The visit didn’t begin so well; we (read: Mike), entered the wrong address into the SatNav and we ended up in the wrong place. A frantic and apologetic email to Riccardo (second left in photo above)… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Poli Grappa Distillery

Sullivan family at Poli Grappa Distilleries

  While grappa is not quite regarded as the typical after dinner drink in the UK things are very different in Italy. We visited the Poli Distillery, the home of Poli Grappa since 1898, to find out more about the range of grappas and the production process behind them.     The Poli Distillery is… Read More

Another Side of Venice: Caorle

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  When thinking of Venice we might automatically conjure up images of St Mark’s Square, Doges Palace and gondolas gliding along the famed Grand Canal. But the Province of Venice holds so much more than we might originally imagine. Sitting along the upper shores of the Adriatic sea and nestling between the mouths of the Livenza… Read More