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Where to eat the best pizza in Italy

Where to eat the best pizza in Italy

The prestigious culinary guide Gambero Rosso has published its annual list places where to eat the best pizza in Italy. It has noticed that the pizza scene is changing for the best as more young pizzaioli, as pizza makers are called in Italian, are setting up businesses and experimenting with high quality local ingredients. The ...

Goodbye summer! Peaches in rosé wine

Goodbye summer! Peaches in rosé wine

I am trying to hung on to the last hot summer days, so I made pesche al vino, a refreshing dessert loved across Italy. It is one of those Italian dessert recipes that is delicious and light. It always looks beautiful served in wine glasses or glass dessert bowls. In the Friuli region, peaches are soaked in local white wine, while in many ...

The secrets of pici pasta from Tuscany

The secrets of pici pasta from Tuscany

I am just back from a two-weeks break in Tuscany where I stayed a short distance from Siena, in the area known as Colli Senesi. Gentle hills studded with olive groves, vineyards, oak forests and medieval towns, - this is the land of the famous Chianti wine. It is also home to some of the ...

Watermelon Pudding from Sicily

Watermelon Pudding from Sicily

Sicily is famous for its luscious desserts. However, there are some surprisingly light recipes, which are perfect for hot summer days. One of my favourites is a typical Sicilian dessert called “gelo di anguria”, or watermelon pudding. In Palermo it is called “gelo di mellone”, or “gelu di mulini”. Sicilians know how to choose a ...

The Best Street Food in Palermo

The Best Street Food in Palermo

I asked Marco Romeo "What is the best street food in Palermo, Sicily?". He is a Palermitano and a licensed tour guide who leads the StrEat Palermo Tour. This is what he told me. Palermo is one of the best cities in the world to gorge on traditional Italian food where the best of Sicilian food is sold by street vendors. Every single ...

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Day Trip from Venice to Chioggia

Day Trip from Venice to Chioggia

In this guest post, Nicoletta Fornaro from the Naturally Epicurean blog writes about a great day trip from Venice to Chioggia to enjoy local fresh seafood. Venice, really, is all about the lagoon. While the rest of the Veneto region is about cities and countryside, we, Venetians, are people of the lagoon who live in and ...

Italian Christmas Desserts You Need to Try

Italian Christmas Desserts You Need to Try

As another year is ending, I would like to say a big ”Thank you!” to all my wonderful followers for reading my posts and sharing your thoughts about slow and green travel in Italy. I am also very grateful for the Green Holiday Italy growing following on Facebook and Twitter! To thank you all I ...

Eat Like a Local in Florence

Eat Like a Local in Florence

I am starting a new series of posts called “Eat like a local” where locals from across Italy will share their tips about local traditional foods and dishes that are not widely known to foreigners. You will learn where the locals eat in Florence, what shops and markets they go to. I would like my ...