Tag Archives: Italy


Italian Aperitivo Culture The Italian aperitivo (meaning pre-dinner drinks) is a social event for many Italians, it is almost a ritual. More evident in the summer months where the long hot summer evenings are enjoyed al fresco with friends and family. The aperitivo normally takes places between 6 -8 pm to awaken the appetite in […]


MY VENEZIA TRIP Thursday 28th January 2016 , flight departure from Manchester Airport Terminal 1, destination Venezia Marco Polo. January is an ideal month to visit this magical city on water, less tourists, less hot, and the peak of Carnival where Venetian masks and costumes are in every calle (street) ready to be photographed by […]

OVEN BAKED PASTA RECIPE (pasta al forno)

OVEN BAKED PASTA RECIPE¬†(pasta al forno)   Pasta al forno can add a different dimension to your normal pasta dish and is a firm favourite for the Italians, usually consumed on the Sunday or on a bank holiday with the family. There are so many variations ranging from the sauce, a simple tomatoe sauce or […]