35 Italian food facts to inspire a trip to Italy

Caprese Salad Italian food facts

What inspires you to take a trip to Italy? Is it the rich culture, picturesque villages, exciting cities or incredible landscapes? For many people, myself included, a love of the food of Italy is key reason why they return again and again. Here are some fun Italian food facts to inspire your next trip to […]

Unearthing the tastes and slow food of Brescia Italy

People enjoying Brescia con Gusto

Translated – Eat to live and not live to eat How could you go to Italy and not enjoy the food? It is, of course, one of the delights of travelling in Italy and one of my passions. But food in Italy is more than about taste. It’s about respect for the land, the people […]

Beyond Lake Garda: 9 reasons to explore beautiful Brescia

Brescia Italy - things to do in Brescia

Corn fields bathed in sunlight and poppies swaying in the breeze. A Renaissance tower rises in the distance. Citizens go about their daily lives in the shadows of centuries of history and architecture. Shimmering lakes invite you to jump straight into their clear waters. Families gather near vineyards for feasting. This is Brescia, Italy. Every […]

10 stunning reasons to visit captivating Sicily

Mount Etna from the Taormina amphitheatre

Make no mistake. Sicily gets under your skin. The largest island in the Mediterranean is, of course, part of Italy but it has a unique character of its own. Sicily is where natural beauty meets humanity in an incredible melting pot of culture, landscapes and cuisine. We spent a week on the island and found […]