Italian Lifestyle

Of pantaloons and cow – The Calcio Storico Fiorentino

The most awaited Calcio Storico Fiorentino is back in town – one of Florence’s most major events, dating back to 16th century Tuscany. Florence’s Santa Croce Square will be hosting, once again, what is thought to be one of the earliest forms of football – providing an exciting event to locals and visitors alike here in Florence. So what is the Calcio Storico exactly? Firstly, it is important to note that the word “calcio” translates …

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Italian Coffee FAQs

Confused about all the different coffee types here in Italy? Read on to learn about the many delicious options, plus practice your Italian with some examples of how to order coffee! Espresso. Also known simply as caffè, this is a single shot of espresso. Italians sometimes drink their espresso in a single gulp to fully enjoy the flavor. Example: Un caffè, per favore. – I’ll have a coffee, please. Doppio. A double shot of espresso. Example: Mi fa un …

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Celebrate the Harvest, Italian Style

The autumn in Italy is a particularly magical time for all of us at ArtViva. The harvesting of the grapes, olives and truffles offers opportunities not only to sample the national delicacies straight from the vine and the soil, but also to join the traditional festivities that celebrate these fruits. Truffle Hunting The truffle is a globally celebrated fungus – a mushroom that is considered to be a culinary delicacy, thanks to both its rich …

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How to Pop the Question in the World’s Most Romantic Country

If you’ve spent long, fruitless hours searching the internet for that perfect proposal idea, and you’re banging your head against a wall in frustration, we have a solution. For those who want to make sure that popping the question is an event that you will both remember for the rest of your lives then there’s only one answer: Italy. It Has to Be Italy Italy is renowned as the birthplace of romance, and Italians are …

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