Tag - dinner

December 2015

What do Italians eat on New Years Eve

Many Italians love to celebrate New Year’s Eve with firework displays, festivals, bonfires, concerts, and parties. Dinners may include meals such as Cotechino (Italian sausage) and Lenticchie (lentils). Italian sparkling wines such as prosecco or spumante are toasted to farewell the old year and celebrate the New Year. COTECHINO WITH LENTILS Time 2 hours and 10 minutes Difficulty Easy Course: Second Courses Served across Italy [...]

Best Italian cocktails

We’re feeling festive, and in the mood for making an Italian cocktail. There’s nothing like a sip of pleasantly bitter Campari. When it comes to Italian cocktails, it doesn’t get much more classic than the negroni. The drink, first created for Count Camillo Negroni in 1919 at Florence’s Café Casoni, is simply a mixture of equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet [...]

November 2015

Rome in 24 hours

Want to see Rome in a day? Do it the Italy’s Best way. Meet for breakfast and try the best Italian coffee in town, before moving on to the Borghese Gallery, which boasts Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael Baroque delights.By 11am, head out of the galleries and enjoy a gelato before moving on to the Roman Forum.After wandering around the Colosseum, we will check out [...]

October 2015

Top Ten things to do in Milan

Heres our top ten things to do in MilanThe Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is undoubtedly Milan’s best-known attraction, but tickets are almost as hard to get hold of as front row seats for a Prada fashion show. Those lucky enough to enter the hallowed refectory (attached to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie) get 15 [...]

September 2015

Best wine bars in Rome

Best wine bars in RomeWine bars: ‘Enoteca’ and ‘Vinoteca’ With these words, you will be welcomed with a wine, and most likely by the in house somellier. With tapas style snacks, to match the wine, more often that not, this will be included in the price of a wine, before dinner, around 6-8pm. A typical Italian tradition, which began in Milan. Most [...]

Beautiful dresses on display at the Borghese Museum in Rome

   Designers, celebrities and more turned out to celebrate the opening of the fashion exhibit celebrating Azzedine Alaïa and his “Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion” this summer in Rome at the Galleria Borghese. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who attended the vernissage cocktail and dinner, was still recovering from the emotions of that other big fashion event in the Italian capital: [...]

August 2015

Best rooftop bars in rome

Balmy evenings in Rome, mean one thing and one thing only, drinks or dinner with a panoramic view over the domes over the Eternal city? Here are our favourite rooftops for summer. Rome’s majestic dome view has a multitude of architectural styles: Baroque, ancient and a bit of 19th century. 1. Hotel Eden Dorchester CollectionCampari’s at dawn. This view is well worth [...]

March 2015

Rome’s maze of beautiful ancient underground houses

   Rome is a maze of ancient, medieval and Baroque masterpieces. What lies beneath today’s Rome, though, is a wealth of ancient Roman ‘domus’ (houses), dating from around the 3rd century AD. These sites tell us that the Romans were not only masters of engineering, but that they also embellished their halls and dining rooms, with mosaics, marbles and magnificent fresco paintings. Want to [...]