Brodo: the most delicious (and cheapest) Italian comfort soup imagineable

Whenever I was sick or feeling down in winter as a child, my mum would make brodo- Italian for broth- aka delicious comfort food! As I was sick last week and temperatures began to drop below -5°C, I decided to make a big pot of brodo, and it instantly lifted my mood. It’s also crazy…

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Island hopping along Italy’s southern coast

With ridiculously tempting azure waters, rich Roman history and delicious Mediterranean food, it was not a difficult decision for me to book a somewhat last minute summer holiday to Italy’s southern coast last month. As August is peak season, I spent more time than usual planning an itinerary in order to avoid the worst of the…

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Aeolian Islands: an unmissable Sicilian adventure

Nestled in the corner of the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north-east coast of Sicily, you’ll find the Aeolian Islands. This volcanic archipelago is comprised of eight main islands; Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Basiluzzo. Named for the demigod of the winds- Aeolus, the islands are famous for their volcanic action and thermal ‘healing’ waters,…

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