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By the Flavours Holidays Team

10 clever uses for Olive Oil

October 7, 2014

With our new Italian hamper selection launched, we decided to look into what makes olive oil so great – so read on to find out our top ten facts about olive oil! 1. Olive oil’s history The history of olive oil goes back thousands of years and in its time it has been used in…

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Why You Should Quit the Gym and Start Pilates Today

October 2, 2014

At Flavours we love Pilates, and in our opinion there is no better way to do it than under the Italian sun on one of our Pilates holidays! Today, we will show you 6 reasons why you should ditch the gym membership and take up Pilates instead! A complete workout One of the main advantages…

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Go Solo in Italy this New Year!

September 27, 2014

  Got any exciting plans for New Year? No? Well we have the perfect solution – with New Year trips to Sicily, Venice and Tuscany you can bring in 2015 in real Italian style! Singles can often feel at somewhat of a loose end at New Year and it can often feel isolating if you…

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10 Things to Do During a Visit to Puglia

September 23, 2014

Puglia is a food lovers’ dream and the perfect location for a relaxing Pilates retreat or Italian cooking holiday. But what exactly makes the “heel” of Italy so popular? And where should you go if you want to experience great food and cultural highlights? We’ll tell you in our top ten Puglia list! 1. Castel Di…

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In Season: Flavours Guide to Truffles

September 20, 2014

Truffles are a culinary highlight and one of the most expensive produce items in the world. But do you know any more about the famous delicacies? For example, where is the best place to find them? When is the best time to enjoy them? And, how can I use truffles in my cooking? Find it…

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Your Favourite Italian Artist – Part 2

September 18, 2014

After Canaletto, we dedicate another blog post to one of your favourite Italian artist; the great Titian. Titian (also known as Tiziano Vecellio) was the greatest artist of 16th century Venice. At the time, Venice was a republic and one of the most powerful and cosmopolitan centres in the world. The city was admired for its…

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10 things we love about Sicily

September 16, 2014

Writing down ten reasons explaining why we love Sicily was not easy – not because we could not come up with anything loveable about the island. No! It was hard to narrow it down to only 10 things that will make your cooking holiday in Sicily unforgettable. Excited to see what made it on our…

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Why is Italy so inspiring?

September 11, 2014

Are you longing for an inspirational getaway but not quite sure yet where to go? There are few places in the world that can compete with Italy in terms of art and culture. But what exactly is it about this country that makes it so inspiring for people across all borders? We have the answer!…

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10 Reasons to Start Pilates

September 9, 2014

[UPDATE: We have put together a separate blog post where we have listed 41 amazing benefits of Pilates] At Flavours we have known the great benefits of Pilates for a long time now. But not everyone is yet convinced. What can I expect from it? What are the long-term benefits? Who can do Pilates? These…

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Ultimate Autumn Escapes

September 2, 2014

Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end and autumn will be upon us quickly. Who wouldn’t want to run from the dreariness that surrounds us and charge their cells with the last rays of sunshine? Escape the rain and travel to Italy this autumn. It is a wonderful place if you enjoy warm…

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Polenta – Dish of Venice

August 30, 2014

What are the cornerstones of a traditional Italian cuisine? Pizza, pasta and POLENTA! Yes, while pizza and pasta would have probably come to everyone’s mind, Polenta does not get the recognition it deserves. Humble, yet satisfying the Venetian dish has probably more ancient history than the latter. Characterized as peasant food, it has been around in the Venetian region for centuries. But, how do you make it? And, what do you have with it? Well, let’s discover the inns and outs of this Venetian dish.

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Pilates and Men?! Why not!

August 28, 2014

David Beckham, Andy Murray, Hugh Grant – The list of men doing Pilates is growing. Of course, Pilates holds plenty of benefits for men. And still – women are the ones dominating the mats. But why? We asked an expert: Jyoti Sigouin, instructor on our Pilates holidays in Italy, explains why Pilates is no longer…

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5 Myths about Solo Travelling

August 26, 2014

Do you want to travel solo but have not booked yet because your fears have overcome you? While it is perfectly normal to be scared, be assured that a holiday for single people has lots of benefits to it. That’s why we want to clear up with the myths we so often hear and tell…

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An Interview with Oxford Wine Festival

August 20, 2014

Do you have something planned for the bank holiday weekend? If not, we might have the perfect solution for you! The Oxford Wine Festival is making its debut this year. Learning about wine and food while being entertained by live music is the right recipe for an exciting weekend – perfect for food and wine…

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Food and Travel Magazine Awards – Flavours Holidays

August 19, 2014

“Amazing locations, fantastic food and generous & enthusiastic hosts, chefs and teachers” is how one of our travellers summed up her holiday. From Italian cooking courses in Tuscany to painting holidays in Venice – we always give our absolute best to book your perfect holiday. To see this recognised in the Food and Travel Magazine…

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