Traditional Italian Christmas food isn’t just a meal — it’s more of an event. In Italy, Christmas eating starts at lunchtime then continues well into the night.
There are many Italian Christmas traditions including the legend of La Befana, but have you ever heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes?
There’s an Italian wine proverb — nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono. It means: “In small barrels, there’s good wine.” A very Italian way of saying good things come in small packages.
Table manners in Italy evolved around the cultural idea that a shared meal is a vital social occasion. You’re meant to sit, linger and savour not only the food, but the company your with. Even in many restaurants, you’ll be treated like family.
Ordering gelato in Italy has a particular kind of romance to it. You’re on holiday, exploring a foreign city on a hot day, and you stop at one of the local gelaterias for a refreshing break.
To make the most out of the Italian restaurant experience, a little knowledge can go a long way. You don’t need to speak Italian, but knowing a bit about Italian dining etiquette can help.
When you're looking for things to do in Venice, there's nothing quite like connecting to the great history that the city has to offer. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of The Floating City to pop into Caffè Florian, one of the world's oldest cafes.
Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or in the middle of our workday. We may not be aware of the cultural rituals that exist around our daily cup, but they’re there nonetheless.
Vacations can be the focus of so many different areas of interest, but there’s one thing that nobody can miss when they visit — remarkably delicious traditional Italian food. In Italy, vacations taste great.
Culinary history is full of twists and turns, a place where myth can become fact. The story of Italian gelato is no different, offering a fine line between history and legend.