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My Top Travel Tip When in Italian Churches – Look Up

28/11/2016 | By

The glorious interiors of major Italian churches are well known, but don’t overlook the modest little village churches – they have surprises of their own, so make sure to look up!

Lots of marble in italian churches

Every inch of this chapel is covered in marble and coloured stone.

When we are in a new place for the first time – whether it is a new country or a city – we generally find ourselves just focusing on the distinct and noticeable points of interest around us. 

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A Vermouth Workshop in Turin with Riservo Carlo Alberto

21/11/2016 | By

Vermouth is booming in Europe right now, so I’ve done the hard yards in order find out more about it.

cocktails made from vermouth

Cocktails are all the rage these days, with bearded bartenders shaking their cocktail mixers all over the place, and vermouth is used in many of them. 

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Postcards from Palermo

14/11/2016 | By

A few of my holiday snaps from Palermo – a city steeped in culture, history and deliciously clever sweet treats!

Palermo genius of garaffo

The Genius of Garaffo, the ancient pagan deity who protects Palermo.

The city of Palermo is the capital of Sicily and is over 2,700 years old. 

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Emirates First Class – A Review

07/11/2016 | By

Experiencing life up at the pointy end of the airplane – my review of  flying Emirates first class.

emirates first class view of Dubai

On our trip home from our recent vacation, all the planets magically aligned and we got to fly two legs of the journey in Emirates first class. 

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StrEat Palermo – A brilliant street food tour

31/10/2016 | By

Getting to know Palermo one dish at a time with a StrEat Palermo street food tour.

delcious arancini on the StrEat Palermo food tour

The cuisine of Sicily is a reflection of the many different cultures who have been dominant there over the centuries and the street food of the island tells that history in every dish.

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Sacra di San Michele

10/10/2016 | By

The Sacra di San Michele, also called St Michael’s Abbey, stands guard over the Val de Susa and is a breathtaking “Symbolic monument of the Piedmont region”

view from the base of sacra di san michele

There’s no getting away from the fact that my recent stay in Piemonte was pretty food focused. 

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