It’s no secret that I’ve recently fallen in love with Italy and the diversity of Italian cuisine. After a recent trip to Tuscany (more on that to come, but see my Instagram in the meantime), that love has only grown. There really is more to Italian food than pizza and through a series of guest chef events, Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia’s in-house restaurant are showing the best of the country’s varying…

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The minute we arrived in Cefalù, I knew that it was somewhere that I wanted to spend a lot of time. I remember thinking that I wished we were staying there instead of in Palermo. The town is full of pretty little backstreets, lined with small trattorias, cafes and boutiques selling souvenirs and local wares. It is such a happy holiday place to be. In the centre of the old…

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*This is a guest post* In recent years villa holidays have soared in popularity and many holidaymakers are flocking to Corsica. Often referred to as ‘self-catering’, the practice of ‘villa holiday’ involves homeowners in the respective destination hiring out their home during the busy tourism season. On the one hand, holidaymakers benefit from luxurious accommodation in areas that often feature few ‘commercial’ accommodations, while on the other hand, local landlords…

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*This is a guest post from Cottages2Castles* Puglia is one of Italy’s southern regions and better known by everybody as “the heel” of Italy’s boot. It is Italy’s 7th largest region with almost 20000 square kilometres and it’s nearly as far East as Budapest! What you may not know is that Puglia is known in Italy for the fantastic sandy beaches and turquoise waters, and many Italians head south to…

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