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By the Flavours Holidays Team

Lock-down Diaries – A Perspective from Venice

April 30, 2020

Second of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Flavours’ Trusted Partner, Vineyard Malibran. Malibran, located in the heart of the Treviso province, is the birthplace of ‘Prosecco’ and continues to produce the highest quality Prosecco in the world known as ‘Prosecco Superiore’. This family run business is a favourite amongst our Flavours guests and many have enjoyed the delights of this Prosecco at the famous tastings in the vineyard itself, nestled in the Conegliano hills. The owner, Maurizio shares what life is like in the Veneto region during this time and how family comes first.

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10 Best Books That Will Transport You to Italy

Embracing the Italian culture and the Italian way of life is an integral part of the Flavours Holidays’ experience. When you’re learning how to cook regional Italian dishes, diving into a conversation with the locals, or immersing yourself in the Italian landscape – you get a feel for the passionate and inspirational culture of Italy….

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Lock-down Diaries – A Sicilian Perspective

April 22, 2020

First of our lock-down diaries is an interview with Flavours Driver in Sicily – Giovanni Floridia. Giovanni is famous amongst our guests thanks to his impeccable style and welcoming smile. He’s been working with Flavours for over 6 years as our driver in Sicily. He loves working with the Flavours guests and showing them the delights of Sicily and is a true ‘Amici’. He has kindly shared with us life in Sicily during this period and how he has adapted his business to ensure the safety and comfort of his guests.

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My Inspiring Photography Holiday in Tuscany (by Sid Vel)

March 31, 2020

I’ve holidayed in Italy a couple of times in the past. Those were all city breaks where I would go through a checklist of places to see, things to do, and food to eat. Then, I went on a ‘Flavours holiday’ – a week-long holiday where one gets to learn (or improve) a skill, unwind…

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Interview with Flavours’ Chef & Host – Livia De Giovanni

January 17, 2020

Livia de Giovanni is a chef and host for Flavours Holidays, and is also the “granny finder” for the Pasta Grannies phenomenon on YouTube and the new cookbook of the same name. We received so much lovely feedback from guests last year about Livia, so we got together with Livia to chat about her love…

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Flavours’ Favourite Moments of 2019

December 15, 2019

A lot of wonderful people work with Flavours across all activities and regions to make every holiday a success. We spoke to some of them about how fantastic 2019 has been and to reflect on some of their favourite moments! Johanna Dollerson – Pilates Teacher 1. What has been your favourite region to visit this…

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Flavours Staff’s 2019 Christmas Wishlist

December 9, 2019

Christmas is fast approaching and the Flavours team is feeling festive! The decorations are up, the carols are playing and we’re all thinking about what Santa might be leaving under the tree for us. Have a look below to see what’s at the top of the Flavours’ Christmas wishlist!

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Pasta Grannies – An Interview With Vicky Bennison

November 20, 2019

We are delighted to introduce Vicky Bennison, creator of the YouTube phenomenon Pasta Grannies and author of the newly released cookbook by the same name. Flavours Holidays recently had the chance to sit down with Vicky and discover the story behind Pasta Grannies. What inspired you to come up with the Pasta Grannies concept? I…

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My Amazing Cooking Holiday in Venice

November 5, 2019

I am lucky enough to be able to say that I have travelled to Italy multiple times, and visited many of their beautiful cities. I absolutely love everything about Italy – the history, the scenery, the food! It’s definitely safe to say I can see my Italian travels continuing for a long time yet! Most…

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The new Pilates holiday in Seville was a hit with our ‘Amici’

October 11, 2019

Our first ever week in Seville was a massive success with our Pilates ladies and the lovely Ros Hoyes demonstrating the benefits of Pilates and Mindfulness. Everyone had lots of fun with cava flowing, tapas and Flamenco! Here are some highlights from Ros on the week: Ros, you were teaching Pilates with Mindfulness in our…

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Remembering Andrea Camilleri

August 27, 2019

Flavours Holidays are long-time fans of Andrea Camilleri’s wonderful world of Inspector Montalbano, especially with his links to the beautiful Sicily. Born in Sicily in 1925, the beloved creator and author sadly passed away in July 2019 at the age of 93 years old. Camilleri worked on a handful of historical novels, before creating the…

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Who Goes on a Flavours Holiday? Interview with Alice Peterson

August 21, 2019

We spoke to bestselling novelist Alice Peterson, who joined a Flavours Pilates holiday in Puglia, which also includes two cooking lessons. Alice’s new book, If You Were Here, is published on 22 August. What made you pick a Flavours holiday in Puglia? I did a fair bit of research online, and there were lots of…

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A selection of our favourite white wines from Italy

August 15, 2019

Looking for a dry white wine? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything that is on offer. Which is why we have put together a list of our favourite wines. It contains wines from each of our Flavours Destinations and each wine displays characteristics typical of its region. Fiano Fiano is a wonderful grape variety…

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Interview with Flavours’ Italian Teacher – Carlo Lenoci

August 8, 2019

Carlo Lenoci teaches Italian at a number of language schools around Edinburgh. He also teaches our Italian language learning holidays throughout Italy, and, as our guests love him so much, we thought we would find out a bit more about him! “Everything was perfect for me; I loved the villa, and Carlo, our teacher, made…

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Top 5 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

July 31, 2019

How often do you hear yourself lament that you wish you knew another language, or that you had taken advantage of the opportunity to learn back in your school days? I know that I say it almost every time I travel to a foreign country, and probably more often than that if I’m honest! But,…

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