Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Tiramisu Recipe

July 10, 2020

Simple, yet indulgent, tiramisu could be considered the perfect dessert. The richness of the creamy mascarpone is delicately balanced by the sharpness of the coffee and cocoa. Learn how to make this incredibly flavourful dessert to wow your friends and family! Buon Appetito!

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7 Best Towns to Visit in Tuscany

July 9, 2020

When Tuscany is mentioned, your mind may turn to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the beautiful Duomo in Florence, or rolling hills covered in vineyards and lined with cypress trees. Tuscany is all of this and much, much more – a true powerhouse when it comes to art, cuisine and culture. Tuscany has seen the…

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7 Best Italian Cocktails to Make at Home

July 6, 2020

In general, the mention of cocktails brings to mind celebrations, dancing and socialising with friends. The thought of Italian cocktails, however, mixes this with sunny evenings spent al fresco as you relax and bask in a beautiful view! Summer is upon us and the sun is shining here in the UK (intermittently, we do admit!)….

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21 Different Types of Italian Breads

July 3, 2020

Bread is a wonderful food, a great base for many meals and it plays a big part in virtually every food culture. Whilst Italians may not eat quite as much as many other Europeans do, they do eat it virtually every day and Italian cuisine is a wealth for regional bread variations. Much like the…

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The Definitive List of the Top 10 Masterpieces of Italian Art

June 1, 2020

With its decadent architecture, many extraordinary remains of the Roman Empire, a dramatic and often turbulent history, and stunning natural scenery, it’s really no wonder that artists, poets, philosophers and writers have turned to Italy for centuries to inspire and create. Widely recognised as the birthplace of the Renaissance, as well the Baroque and Neoclassicism,…

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Lock-down Diaries – A perspective from Seville

May 29, 2020

Sixth and last of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Abel Ibáñez, the charming Manager of Villa El Molino. Flavours launched Seville as a new destination in 2019 and our home away from home is the stunning Villa El Molino. This luxury nineteenth-century Oil mill recently restored in the heart of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, has fast become a favourite amongst our guests for its true Andalusian charm. Abel is the manager of this amazing estate and he is known for going above and beyond to ensure all guests have the perfect stay at the villa.

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Lock-down Diaries- A Spanish Perspective

May 22, 2020

Fifth of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Noemi Parra Martin, our host from Granada, Andalusia. Our guests love the splendour and delights of Andalusia, and the lovely Noemi is always on hand to share the culture of her hometown Granada. Noemi can often be found teaching our guests Flamenco, a real passion for her and not to mention ensuring their glasses are always filled with ‘Cava’. In this interview, Noemi shares what life has been like in Andalusia during this period and gives us a glimpse into life after lock-down.

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Lock-down Diaries – A Perspective from Bologna

May 15, 2020

Fourth of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Contessa Maria Teresa Vespignani Boselli, the lovely owner of Villa La Vespa. Villa la Vespa is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in the heart of the Tredozio region on top of one of the highest hills in the area. This amazing villa is famous not only amongst our guests, it turns out Celebrity Chef Gino D’Acampo cooked up a storm with the Contessa at the villa in the foodie capital of Italy. Contessa Maria Teresa is always on hand to welcome our guests and make sure they have an unforgettable experience.

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The Top 10 UK Art Competitions to Enter in 2020

May 13, 2020

Art competitions are a great way to further develop your creative skills! By working on a piece with a specific theme or using a particular medium, entering a competition gives you a chance to focus on and evaluate your technical skills and personal style. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best UK-based art competitions…

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How to Choose the Best Pilates Mat

May 8, 2020

Choosing a Pilates mat is one of the most important steps in setting yourself up for success in your Pilates practice. With so many Pilates mats on the market, it can seem overwhelming and confusing, so we’re here to help! We’ve reached out to our Pilates network to put together a guide for choosing the…

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Lock-down Diaries – A Perspective from Puglia

May 7, 2020

Third of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Cosimo and Gina, our gardener and housekeeper from Villa Casino Pisanelli. Casino Pisanelli, originally a hunting lodge built in the 17th century for a local Count, is our signature villa in Puglia which never ceases to impress our guests and it is all thanks to our lovely team Cosimo and Gina. In this interview, Cosimo and Gina share what life has been like in the ‘Heel of the Boot’ during this time, as they make sure that the beauty of Casino Pisanelli remains waiting for you all.

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4 Quick and Easy Italian Recipes

May 5, 2020

The cuisine of each region of Italy is known for its unique style, flavours and technique, as well as certain historic influences from around the Mediterranean, including Greece, Spain, and even the Middle East. With so many styles of Italian cooking to choose from, it’s an exciting and delicious cuisine to cook! The Italian’s Mediterranean…

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