We reveal Italian Design, Style, Décor and Cuisine, as well as share the unique atmosphere and experience from our Italian travels. We highlight Made in Italy brands and businesses. We hope to inspire you to visit Italy and experience its glorious culture and style. So take a look around, we know you’ll love what you see.
Matching Aperitivi Dish from Alessi, stylish and practical for an aperitivo event with friends or family.
Highlighting Made in Italy Design, whether Gucci or Bottega Veneta or Dolce Gabbana. We suggest Resort Design looks from distinguished Italian brands for your next holiday. Fabulous jewellery design from Bulgari and more.
Italian Style - grey is a popular among Designers as Valentino ori Loro Piana- elegant but low key. Italian Design is world renown for its fabulous shoe brands such as Prada, Hogan or Tods and Roger Vivier.
Giorgio Armani Perfumes are immensely popular and luxurious. Vert Malachite in its green stone-like bottle, is meant to express the natural expanse and vastness of Russian countryside with a delicate and balanced floral fragrance. Lily and white flowers are infused with natural essences of bitter orange and vanilla creating a rich and luminous accord.
Let us introduce you to regional items you may not be aware of today. Such as the Centerba, a typical abruzzese liquor from central Italy, made on a base of 70% alcohol. The liquor comes in two strengths: strong and mild. The strong centerba is widely used as digestif after-meals and has antiseptic properties. It was originally manufactured by Beniamino Toro in Tocco da Casauria, a Pharmacist in 1817, and is said to contain over 100 different herbs.
Who does not adore the Italian cuisine? We feature different regions, and cooking styles, either nonna-influenced or recipes from famous Italian chefs. Whether Autumn or Spring, green is the food color! Whether Bavette con Pesto Genovese or Lasagne Al Pesto, glorious basil is King! Enjoy! If you happen to be in Florence, a must visit is the newly opened Gucci Osteria - da Massimo Bottura with an elegant green interior.
An absolute treat when it comes to merging comfort at a luxury level aligned with its stunning landscape, The Monteverdi in Tuscany is a leading example.
The Resort has brought life back to the once-empty village, restoring much of its architecture with natural reclaimed materials from the surrounding region, and without changing its characteristic facades (so the view from the valley remains the same as it has for centuries). Designed by Ilaria Miani, all the rooms evoke rural romance: wood-beamed ceilings, elegant, slender-framed four posters (in some rooms), original artworks and agricultural artifacts hanging on walls, and fresh flowers from the hotel's gardens.
Reschio Estate - a 10th-century castle in the Umbrian hills has been restored and transformed into a hotel by Count Benedikt Bolza and his family, who created custom furniture for its 36 suites, restaurant and spa. Welcoming its first guests in spring 2021, Hotel Castello di Reschio comprises 30 suites within the historic castle. An ancient estate combining wild Umbrian countryside with effortless Italian style. 8 spectacular ancient farmhouses are available to rent, dotted across Reschio’s rolling hills, each thoughtfully restored.
We are a team of Italy lovers and regular travelers to the various regions of Italy for over 20 years. We speak Italian, cook Italian and are huge fans and conoscitore of Italian Design – Furniture, Kitchens, Cars, Fashion, Leather, Jewelry, as for their Culture, Music, Literature and Films.
In this blog, we do not want to lecture on Italian history or politics but try to share experiences and the gioia di vivere, we always experience when travelling in Italy.