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a bowl of gnocchi with a gorgonzola sauce and a glass of red wine

Our Top 7 Gnocchi Tips. What they often don’t tell you in the recipe books.

We experience many amazing gnocchi dishes on our Italian cycling tours and so recently we decided to venture into the world of gnocchi making as part of our virtual Italian experiences enjoyed with tour guests. One of the first things you realise when you decide to make gnocchi is just how variable the recipes are. …

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An Italian mixed antipasto on a table

Antipasto Toscano; a cooking celebration of the seasons

At Tuscan gatherings of family and friends, antipasto is almost always served at the start of a meal, with a collection of plates and platters of varying tastes presented in the middle of the table.  Always a celebration of seasonal produce, the dishes vary from season to season, with a couple remaining constant throughout the …

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Two riders cycling in country Victoria

A slice of Italy right here at home. Local tours released.

We’re excited to release our local Riding & Gourmet Escapes to Bright and Daylesford in Victoria for later this year. Carefully selected for their Italian connection, amazing riding and stunning accommodation, over 4 days we’ll enjoy a riding, non-riding and food & wine experience to remember, in both of these beautiful regions. Bright, Alpine Valley, …

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Puglia’s cucina povera; from agricultural roots

We often think about what makes Puglia different, and what it is that has made the region become an Italian travel hot spot over recent years. Certainly, our Puglia Cycling Tour has become one of our most popular tours on our calendar, so delving beneath the surface of this great region and others we traverse, …

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Rolling Indoors: 5 reasons why it’s part of our new normal

As the current situation develops and the gradual easing of restrictions in each state unfolds, everyone has different circumstances and a different way of responding to the news and changes. For us, we’ll be spending our first winter in Melbourne in some years, and with the forced introduction of the indoor trainer some weeks ago, …

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