Coffee Culture

Whilst coffee was being traded by Venetian merchants in the 16th century and the first coffee shop opened in Piazza San Marco in the 17th century, modern Italian coffee culture really came about after the Second World War with the … Read More

The Italian Health Service – First Contact

After nearly four years in Italy it finally came to pass that we had to visit the doctor. When we were initially issued with our health cards we had to nominate a local doctor to be our family doctor but … Read More

Join us on our Weekend of Wine

We have put together a great weekend of all things wine, see the details below or contact us for the full details. Friday 22nd September to Sunday 24th September From £175 per person (minimum booking requirement 4 people) Friday 22nd Arrive … Read More

Think of Italy, think of wine

The wines of our region are a little less well known than some others and a nice surprise awaits for those who come and visit here.   Rosso Piceno Le Marche’s Rosso Piceno DOC region covers a vast area and … Read More

Sun, clouds and sky

Some how the sky just seems bigger here than where we used to live in Yorkshire, and we have yet to tire of the jaw-droppingly gorgeous sunsets that seem to arrive every evening – perhaps because of the lack of … Read More