Italian lifestyle

The Wine Making Geese

25 May 2016 Published in Lifestyle
"What are these geese doing in the vineyard?" is the first question posed by visitors to the Cantina Di Filippo in Cannara, Umbria, located just a few kilometers from Montefalco. Owners Emma and Roberto Di Filippo, explain: "The idea of the project is to extend the organic and biodynamic production of our company by involving animals that could replace mechanical means of production. It began by introducing geese to clean the rows and then horses…

Sicily, the perfect villa holiday

10 May 2016 Published in Lifestyle
7 great reasons why Sicily is the perfect vacation destination for independent holiday makers There are certainly more than seven reasons to choose Sicily for your next vacation or holiday, but renting private villa accommodation gives your the freedom to discover unique treasures which set the island apart and at your own pace. 1 Well connected by air 4 Sicilian airports host direct international flights. They are Palermo, Catania, Trapani and Comiso. For example, Meridiana flies…

Jarit - the chef under glass

16 March 2016 Published in Lifestyle
Jarit is a very deliberate play on words as well as being a new concept of making a top gastronomic restaurant experience truly accesible to everyone. The format of a glass jar containing a mono-portion of a recipe of the highest quality was originated by Chefs Matteo Piaciotta and Andrea Piantanida and now extends to the 'Collezione Jarit' from which a full meal prepared by some of Italy's top chefs can be enjoyed at any…

A Real Tuscany Wedding

15 January 2013 Published in Lifestyle
A great italian wedding week-end! ... This could be the title of this wedding ... the day before the wedding was the bride’s birthday so it was a great occasion to celebrate two important moments of their life! But coming back to the beginning of this romantic story…. Helle Madsen and David Burke met at work…they have worked in the same building for years…..Helle is from Denmark and Dave is from Wales. She declared: “I…

A Grand Amalfi Coast and Cilento Blog Tour

04 July 2015 Published in Lifestyle
Whether you prefer to call them Educational Tours or Blogger Experiences, an opportunity to join 8 fellow digital travel chroniclers on a 5 day visit to the Amalfi Coast and Cilento called Salerno Coast to coast, or #salernoC2C as we tagged it, is something you don't turn down lightly. So the kind invitation by #TBnet was immediately and graciously accepted. The tour departed in late Spring and cannot possibly be given justice in one or even two…

Digital Invasions in Rome

03 May 2015 Published in Lifestyle
'Invasioni Digitali' or 'Digital Invasions' is a response to the very real risks faced by museums and historical sites across Italy following years of chronic cuts in the cultural heritage and arts budgets. Since its inception just 2 years ago Invasioni Digitali has become a grassroots movement involving bloggers, archaeology enthusiasts, photographers, Instagrammers, historians and communication experts all keen to apply their knowledge and skills inside a sector where they seem at best undervalued and…

The Matera Balloon Festival

07 September 2015 Published in Lifestyle
The third annual Matera Balloon Festival is taking place in Matera from 8-11 October 2015. Matera is, of course, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and soon to be European Capital of Culture in 2019. The international balloon festival of the 'City of Stones' - www.materaballoonfestival.it - is an opportunity for the adventurous to fly over the Lucanian city, enjoy the silence of the wind while touching slightly the famous Sassi or rocks, landing slowly on the Matera's Murgia…