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The best beach clubs along the Amalfi Coast

The best beach clubs along the Amalfi Coast

A summer in Italy isn't officially summer if you aren't lounging underneath a beach umbrella on a beach chair. There is something that continues to allure us year after year to La Costiera Amalfitana, the Amalfi Coast, despite the increasing prices and nearly unbearable crowds. It’s the magical, cliffside terrain, glamorous seaside lounging, and al fresco lunches that draws us closer each year round. If you’re looking to splurge and live your Italian summer to the fullest, discover some of our favorite beach clubs along the Amalfi Coast. 

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Paulina: The (May) Update

Paulina: The (May) Update

We hope this blog finds you soaking up the joy and simplicity of life, just like Paulina, the charming baby water buffalo we adopted in Paestum, Campania almost 2 months ago. (Full story here)

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Hidden Gems and Seaside Villages of the Mediterranean

Hidden Gems and Seaside Villages of the Mediterranean

...And so, perhaps it is time to give a break to the usual  world-famous destinations and favour the off-the-beaten-track gems which the Mediterranean is thankfully still full of. As temperatures start to rise, and summer plans are forged, discerning travellers who seek authenticity and an escape from the maddening crowds can look no further. Here is a list of some slightly more secret gems that dot the coastlines and make for the perfect summer getaway in the Med. 

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Italy’s Must-Try Cold Coffees

Italy’s Must-Try Cold Coffees

At first glance, the only morning breakfast beverage permitted in Italy is steamingly hot in temperature and smooth and sweet in flavor. But when the warmer months roll around, and temperatures begin to soar past no return, many Italians and bars swap their morning shots of espresso and cups of frothy cappuccinos for colder, varied options that even the pickiest coffee snob would enjoy.

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Summer holidays in Ischia

Summer holidays in Ischia

Growing up, I had heard of this mysterious island, as my immigrant grandparents would spend most of the 1970s going to the "other island of Capri" that no American could pronounce, but I had never dipped my toes until being adopted into my partner's big Neapolitan family last summer...

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We adopted a baby water buffalo!

We adopted a baby water buffalo!

So, as you guys all probably know by now, we have a Water Buffalo drawing on our packaging. It’s the Gratsi mascot, and more specifically, an Italian water buffalo, which is responsible for what? You guessed it right (or probably wrong) the creamy delight known as buffalo mozzarella that makes the taste buds dance…

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Italy On Film

Italy On Film

It is easy to arrive in Italy and immediately feel like you are on a film set. The beautiful every-day is seductive, escapist and romantic. Whether you are wandering through some of the country’s most historic and famed sites or simply sitting in a piazza as life goes by, it often feels like the height of cinematic glamour. 

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The Little Islands of Sicily: Exploring the Aeolian Islands

The Little Islands of Sicily: Exploring the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just north of Italy’s big island Sicily. The group consists of seven main islands, named after Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds, renowned for their stunning natural beauty, characterized by rugged landscapes, crystal-clear waters, rich cultural heritage, and volcanic activity. 

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Eating through Sicily: What to eat on your next Sicilian trip from Cannoli to Panelle

Eating through Sicily: What to eat on your next Sicilian trip from Cannoli to Panelle

Italy's biggest island, Sicily, has a rich and diverse cuisine, much like its geography and culture. Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been shaped by centuries of foreign rule and trade, resulting in a unique blend of flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques, making it a culinary destination from professional chefs and kitchen connoisseurs to curious foodies and cultural junkies. 

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The history and origins of Pizza

The history and origins of Pizza

Today, pizza has shifted entirely from a dish of basic necessity to one of convenience but the fundamental principles behind this remain the same; it is cheap, quick to prepare and even quicker to eat. Naples still remains its rightful home and undoubtedly prepares the best you will ever have. But in the meantime, the widespread availability leaves all cravings satisfied.

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Sunday Ragu: A Neapolitan Delicacy

Sunday Ragu: A Neapolitan Delicacy

If Rome is the cultural capital of Italy, then Naples is most certainly the capital of food. From the first pizza makers to bakery racks filled with fresh pastries stuffed with warm ricotta and jams, I fell in love with Naples both at first sight and at first bite. After all, Naples has a rich and diverse culinary history shaped by centuries, making it a food destination not for the weak.

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The Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre

Easily reachable by train from all major Italian cities, the Cinque Terre makes the perfect getaway all year round, from long summer months spent at sea to chillier, blue-skied winter days. If you're planning a trip or simply curious, let's look at what each sleepy village has to offer. 

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Italy's very own Blue Zone

Italy's very own Blue Zone

Ah, Blue Zones! There are these remarkable regions around the world where people tend to live much longer than average. And I am talking at 85 or even 90, but more like 100 and 105! Have you ever heard of them? 

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