food and wine tasting in Italy

Top 5 Food and Wine Tours in Tuscany

What comes to mind when you think of Tuscany? Perhaps it’s the cityscape of Florence, steeped in history and dominated by the grand Duomo cathedral. Maybe it’s the rolling green and yellow fields of the Tuscan ...

Best Foodie Experiences in the Italian Lakes

As is true in much of the rest of the country, meals in the Italian Lakes are usually long and leisurely affairs that roll on for hours. You’ll spot plates of fresh lake fish, cheese-topped polenta and risotto ...

Best Foodie Experiences in Puglia

The cuisine of Puglia, much like the region itself, remains relatively undiscovered. Which, makes it the perfect opportunity to take your tastebuds on an adventure. Like much of Italy, you'll find olive oils, m...

Best Foodie Experiences in Umbria

Umbria has the perfect climate for producing pretty much everything delicious. The wine is sun-drenched and fabulous and the olive oil deliciously sapid - and don't even get us started on the cheeses and famous...

Best Foodie Experiences in Sicily

The focus of the Sicilian food is simple, local, seasonal and ages old. Tomatoes, olives and aubergines all play huge roles in the dishes here, and most things you try will feature them heavily, along with the ...

Five Italian Dishes You’ve Never Tried at Home

The phrase ‘Italian food’ conjures up fairly predictable images in most people’s minds, but there’s a lot more to the country’s cuisine than the staples you’ll find in restaurants around the world. If you’re lo...

Top Olive Oil Tasting Experiences in Italy

After a long day in the Italian sunshine, there's no better way to relax than to find a little bar in a medieval mountain hamlet and sit in the shade sipping a refreshing glass of... olive oil. Honest! Many vis...
Pizza

Unusual Pizza Recipes To Try Out on Holiday

Margherita pizza may be an international classic, but these days Italy's producing some considerably more inventive recipes. Over 20 of Oliver's Travels villas boast traditional pizza ovens, so if you're...
Italian Cookery - Oliver's Travels (Photo via Danny Nicholson on Flickr)

Italy’s 3 Finest Cookery Courses

Holidays in Italy provide endless chances to indulge in some truly wonderful cuisine. If you enjoy the food as much as we do, why not sign up to a cookery course so you can take the tastes of Italy back home with you? Take a look at th...
Butcher in Emilia Romagna by Christine Neder

Emilia Romagna – Italy’s food capital

Italian cuisine is renowned the world over! Eating some authentic Italian food is naturally one of the first things visitors want to do when they first arrive in Italy. What could be better than eating pizza, p...