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Category: Italy

Postcard of the Week: Valle d’Aosta

The Italian region of Valle d’Aosta, also known as the Aosta Valley, borders France to the west and Switzerland to the north. France and Italy share the Mont Blanc (or […]

Strolling through Modena

          A stroll through Modena, Italy, in May 2012. Taking in some of the iconic places in the city, such as a Spritz cocktail and aperitivi at Caffè Concerto in […]

Postcard of the Week: Portofino

This painting of the tiny quay at Portofino, by Italian artist Mara Sanguineti, is vivid and although it features simple lines, it conveys the warmth and fairytale-esque beauty of this […]

Postcard of the Week: Pesto Recipe

Pesto alla Genovese, a speciality of Liguria, is eaten on everything, from pizza to ciabatta to all varieties of pasta. Many tourists come to Italy with a food tour of […]

City View Travel Photography Competition

           A browse on Twitter lead me to this travel photography competition run by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. To enter I have to tweet the URL of a photo I […]

Postcard of the Week: Limoncello Recipe

Although this recipe purports to be for Limoncino, that is in fact just the Ligurian name for the better known Limoncello, an after-dinner lemon liqueur produced all over Italy, although […]

Postcard of the Week: Vernazza

Vernazza is one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, on the north-west coast of Italy in Liguria. The first time I visited, in the summer of […]