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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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Italian wine bottle on a shelf with a first aid red cross

Our top 10 Favourite Italian Wines on Tour in 2020

Italy is a country that is renowned for many things, and one of these is their superb variety of wines throughout each region. When we are on our Italian cycling tours, our ethos is all about immersion; eating and drinking what is local, and trying a variety of drinks to give you a superb ‘taste …

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The colourful steep streets of Naples

7 days in Napoli and Procida: Our Highlights (Part 1)

Napoli is one of the most historic, yet divisive cities in Italy. Possibly best known for its pizza, football passion and grungy ‘pick-pocketing’ streets, a recent visit to this ancient city saw us in no time moving beyond its alleged ‘bad side’ to discover some of its true beauty and character. When teamed with a …

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