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How to make homemade limoncello

21 April, 2020
Limoncello is a classic Italian liqueur used for an afterdinner “digestivo” or “amaro” and you can find it just about everywhere. Homemade limoncello is probably totally illegal in the country where I come from, although some Italian migrants still manage.…

Sailing and hiking at Italy's Lake Garda

19 April, 2020
Italy’s Lake Garda is an impressive expanse of water, with its southern end similar to a wide flat lake, while the northern tip resembles more an alpine lake, with darker blue waters.It is truly beautiful and worth a visit especially…

Italian lakes weekends: Hotel Sirmione and Aquaria

16 April, 2020
The four star Hotel Sirmione on Lake Garda offers a really interesting package called Magico relax and which includes two or three nights’ accommodation in a double room (Comfort) with breakfast and free access (Aquaria Day Lux) to the outdoor…

Italy's most beautiful parks

16 April, 2020
We don’t know yet which Italian park will win the contest Il Parco più bello d’ Italia or Italy’s most beautiful park; there are so many contenders that is almost impossible to tell which one will prevail and win; the…

Day-trips from Milan: parco Sigurtà, lake Garda

14 April, 2020
If you have a passion for gardens and parks, you must absolutely pay a visit to the enchanting Parco di Sigurtà on the shores of Lake Garda which is just a stone’s throw away from Milan; with its hundred varieties…

Hotel Benacus in Malcesine, Lake Garda

14 April, 2020
Why should you waste your money on a 5-star hotel when you can have more or less the same kind of service by booking into a 3-star hotel? We are talking about a nice restaurant called Hotel Benacus in Malcenise…

Day trip from Milan: Tignale, lake Garda

25 March, 2020
During the hot months of summer, Lake Garda is usually assaulted by thousands of people looking for fresh air and in the mood for swimming in the lake , but if you, like me, don’t like overcrowded beaches and just…

Food festivals and Italian olive oil: Lake Garda olives

23 March, 2020
The best Italian olive oil does not just come from central and southern Italy. While you may be used to seeing the olive groves across the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, there is a pocket in northern Italy that makes…

Wine and food trails of Lake Garda

20 March, 2020
I have just come across this rather interesting website called Vini e sapori del Lago di Garda where tourists can find all they need to know about the wine and food trails of Lake Garda. It will help you to…

Romantic destinations in Italy: health spas in autumn

19 March, 2020
Italy has a great number of hotels and resorts that include wellness centres and health spas: and so there is no better time for a romantic getaway than in autumn.If you’re looking for October destinations, Panorama has plenty of suggestions…