Month: May 2017

The Art of Aperitivo

The Art of Aperitivo

Effortless Style.  Those two words seem to epitomise the Italian race. It’s in their genes. And me, plagued with my inherited English awkwardness can just look on and admire how an entire population can manage to do even the simplest, mundane of tasks with such effortless […]

Surprising facts about Italy 

Surprising facts about Italy 

Are you obsessed with trivia? I am. I’m the type of person who trawls the internet for useless facts that whilst I’ll never use in any meaningful conversation somehow make me feel warm inside.  If you are as intrigued as I am, feast your eyes […]

Becoming a mum: year one

Becoming a mum: year one

The last year has flown by in a flurry of nappies, sleepless nights, endless photos, late night cuddles, what-the-hell-am-i-doing? moments and love so strong I didn’t know it existed.  And despite the bags under my eyes, the extra kilos, the sleep deprived bickering and the not-so-attractive bits which I’m sure weren’t like that before, I’m proud (and relieved) to say that we have survived year one.  I am now the proud owner mother of a hyperactive toddler and a new chapter of mishaps and misadventure lies before me. So what have I learnt? (more…)

The best waterfalls in Calabria

The best waterfalls in Calabria

Calabria has a wealth of natural attractions from beautiful coastline to rugged mountains.  If lying in the baking sun gets too much for you, you can always find refuge by taking a plunge in a gorgeous waterfall.  After a good trek through the Calabrian countryside […]

Romantic places to get married in Calabria 

Romantic places to get married in Calabria 

Romance.  Derived from the Latin Romanicus meaning from Rome. Is it any wonder that Italy and love are so intrinsically linked?  Romeo and Juliet. Verona.  Amore.  If you’re thinking of tying the knot, there is little better than an Italian wedding. If you have your heart […]

10 reasons why Calabria should be your holiday destination for 2017

10 reasons why Calabria should be your holiday destination for 2017

Summer is just around the corner. Gym memberships are on the rise, diet plans are being googled and most people are starting to think about where they can get away for a relaxing break.  If you haven’t booked yet, why don’t you consider Calabria? Here’s a few reasons why you really should. (more…)