The missing bite .. a discovery of tastes in Italy

Italy food experience - Food festival in Italy

I thought I had planned the perfect trip to Italy’s lakes region. Our itinerary took in historic villas covered in wisteria, perfect lake views and pretty towns. I researched restaurants thoroughly and scheduled visits to local attractions. Everything was going to plan and then we found out about this.. a local food festival. Why hadn’t I […]

Lake Orta – the most beautiful lake in northern Italy

Things to do Italian lakes - Pretty Lake Orta and Isola San Giulio

How do you imagine the northern Italian lakes? I picture clear blue waters, medieval fortress towns, soaring mountain ranges and grand baroque villas with colourful gardens. I also know that the pretty towns the sit on the shores of popular lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda are often crowded with tourists. And then there is Lake […]

My Brilliant Friend: A book to transport you to Italy

naples italy my brilliant friend

Do you read to take yourself to another place, another time? Every now and again I come across a novel so powerful that I feel drawn to the people and places it describes. This book, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, took me straight to Naples, the island of Ischia and Florence. It is the story […]