Italy Tour

How Parma ham is made

How Parma ham is made

Ham, salt and air. That is all it takes to make Parma ham, or Prosciutto di Parma to give it its proper name. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Calling it easy though would be a huge disservice to the skill and mastery of the staff at Ruliano S.P.A. in Riano di Langhirano, near Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna province […]

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  14th February 2017   No comments
How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

We buy and use quite a lot of balsamic vinegar. We buy the standard vinegar you find on supermarket shelves and use it for salad dressings and for cooking. We’ve always liked the flavour it adds to food and Anna has been cutely calling it “binegar” since she was very small. So when we were on […]

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  27th August 2016   No comments
Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. It also happens to be Italy’s largest freshwater lake. Having spent nearly a week there with my three children (aged 11, 11 and 13), I now understand why so many families flock there every year. It’s beautiful and so easy to get to. Lake Garda […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Ferrari feast at Museo Ferrari Maranello

Ferrari feast at Museo Ferrari Maranello

Maranello, near Modena in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, is the home of the iconic sports car maker Ferrari. We visited Maranello as part of our Italian tour and it was a must visit – well for two of us anyway! There are two Ferrari museums – the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari which is focused […]

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  3rd August 2016   No comments