A lovely day at Bracciano lake

If you’re in Rome and are looking for a daily excursion, Bracciano Lake is a cute, tiny lake to spend the day off, it is only 32 km from Rome city centre (1h-30-minute drive) . it’s 20 miles wide, so you can easily visit the lovely villages along its perimeter. We started our visit from…

Mussels au gratin: super easy, super delicious!

Ingredients mussels breadcrumbs Extra virgin olive oil white wine parsley garlic salt   Put mussels in a pan with olive oil, parsley, salt; cover with a lid and cook until they open up. In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, minced garlic, minced parsley, EV olive oil, white wine and salt until you get a smooth mixture….

10 things that prove you grew up in an Italian family

1. YOUR CONCEPT OF MEAL IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS You easily find yourself saying: “Is it 3 pm already???” Lunch is not just feeding yourself in an Italian family: it’s a way to stay together, to enjoy both a good conversation and a delicious dish. 2. YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR HANDS DOWN WHEN TALKING…

Visiting Umbria: the beauty of Spello and its “infiorate”!

Umbria has a special place in our hearts. It was our first holiday together when we started dating, it’s been our music escape for all these years, because of its “Umbria Jazz festival” in Perugia; it’s a region that we know very well, because it’s close to Abruzzo and this gave us the chance to travel…

Spaghetti with Savoy cabbage, homemade lonza and Abruzzese Pecorino cheese!

A recipe that draws inspiration from Abruzzo’s winter traditional products and dishes: homemade lonza (many families still make their salami, sausages and lonza at home), Savoy cabbage (that we use a lot in our area to make a dish called “fùje shtrascinìte“) and of course…our Pecorino cheese! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 small head of savoy cabbage 4-5 thick…

Chicken breast with Taleggio cheese, tangerines and Speck prosciutto!

We know flambé is not the easiest technique, but Saffron loves to add a little bit of sweetness in his dishes! That’s what he did for this yummy recipe, which gives your chicken breast a different twist! Very yummy! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 chicken breast 150 gr Speck prosciutto 150 gr Taleggio cheese 4 tangerines (2…

Wonders of Bomarzo: the Monster Park (il Parco dei mostri)!

Among gigantic statues and monstrous creatures, Bomarzo Monster Park is a place to visit! Created by architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552, strongly wanted by prince Orsini in his property, it was abandoned and restored after centuries. Here’s a gallery of photos from our visit to this incredible place!