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Eating on the Other Side of Florence

The other side of Florence has always held a fascination for me. I lived in Florence for a month many, many years ago pretending to study Italian. The daily lessons finished at 1pm giving me afternoons to explore the different areas of the city. It was always this other side of the Arno River or […]

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Hunting for Truffles in Piedmont

Piedmont in truffle season is the place to be! It’s a place we return to often to explore the stunning hilltop towns, drink amazing wines and to eat some of the best food in Italy. Even though we’ve been to Alba’s White Truffle Fair a couple of times, we’ve never been on a truffle hunt. […]

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We’re back in Europe!

In April last year we started a dream of ours to travel in Europe for eighteen months, only coming home for three months to escape the European cold and enjoy the Australian summer.   Plans do go awry as we all know so we’re a little late in getting started this year! Our first stop […]

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Orta San Giulio on the Lake

The charming town of Orta San Giulio is situated on the shores of Lake Orta, one of Italy’s lesser known lakes. Whilst everyone heads to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, this small lake continues to induce a spell over those that visit. Within the eighteen square metre lake lies Isola San Giulio, a small island […]

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The Sicilian Town of Noto

Sicilian baroque architecture is at its best in the town of Noto in Sicily’s South East corner. Years after the devastating earthquake of 1693 destroyed the region, the town was rebuilt sixteen kilometres from its original position.  At this time baroque architecture was in fashion and the Sicilians interpreted it their way. This baroque architecture […]

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