North Italy travel articles

Taleggio Cheese

08 September 2010 Published in Lombardia Food

We feel visitors to Italy should always spend at least an afternoon in a local supermarket during their stay. You may, if you're lucky, come across Taleggio DOP.

Last modified on 22 February 2017

Taleggio Valley

08 September 2010 Published in Lombardia Itineraries

Val Brembana near San PellegrinoTermeThe Taleggio Valley is in the upper province of Bergamo and famous for the local cheese of the same name. Taleggio itself includes Sottochiesa, Pizzino, Olda e Peghera. Take the road towards San Pellegrino Terme then left into the valley by S.Giovanni Bianco.

Last modified on 22 February 2017

Wining About Bassano del Grappa

31 August 2010 Published in Veneto Itineraries

I don't have time to do the touristic bit - I want to see Bassano del Grappa, but I'm hungry, and I need a nice glass of wine.

Last modified on 22 February 2017

Friuli Wine Itineraries

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

'Lungo le Strade del Vino' is the essential Friuli wine itineraries guide to discover the wine cantinas and wine producers of the region. Lavishly produced by the Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia the region is split into six manageable areas, each with a suggested itinerary.

Last modified on 21 February 2017

Friuli Cheeses

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

To make your Friuli recipes taste as authentic as possible, try and buy a Montasio DOP cheese. It is a compact cheese which is produced on the high Alpine plain of the same name at some 1500 meters in altitude.

Last modified on 21 February 2017

Collio White Wines

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

We like DOC Collio wines made from the following grapes growing in the province of Gorizia.

Last modified on 21 February 2017

Cremona, home of Stradivari

08 September 2010 Published in Lombardia Itineraries

Cremona is a beautiful city of art in Lombardia not too far from Milan and Mantua. The name could be confusing for a foreign tourist, is it also Crema? If so, where's Cremonese? To make matters worse is the town of Cremeno anything to do with it? Read on. To begin with, Cremona and Crema are about 40km apart with the latter around 80km from Milano. No one really knows when Crema was founded on the banks of the River Serio, but it came under the control of Cremona (the Cremonese) during medieval times.

Last modified on 21 February 2017

Cotoletta alla Milanese

08 September 2010 Published in Lombardia Recipes

the Cotoletta alla Milanese or Milanese veal cotlete is a classic and savory second course dish from Milan

ingredients

4 veal cutlets, 2 eggs (beaten), 1/2 cup finely ground breadcrumbs, lightly toasted in the oven, 3/4 cup butter (halve this if you use a non-stick pan)

Last modified on 21 February 2017

Happy Hour Aperitivo in Milan

29 November 2010 Published in Lombardia Food

Taking an aperitivo in Italy is very fashionable, not least in the glamourous city of Milan. An aperitivo (or aperitif in English) is traditionally considered to be a pre-dinner drink, served to stimulate the appetite before a meal. At most bars throughout Italy, drinks are served with a bit of potato chips and olives to snack on. But, in many bars throughout Milan, the idea of an aperitivo has since grown to include enough food to serve as a replacement dinner.

Last modified on 21 February 2017