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Inghams Italy Blog

Welcome to Inghams new blog section, here you will find a range of news and advice exploring exotic destinations, delicious food and tempting recipes alongside insight in to Italian culture, history, local festivals and events.

Latest blog posts

Handy Italian Words and Phrases

Thu 21 Aug 2014

Freelance Travel Writer, Bibianna, has put together some of the best and most useful Italian phrases to use when on holiday there. Yes, in most parts of the world English speakers will get away with communicating just in their own language. In Italy, the number of people who speak English is growing and probably after no more than a few attempts you will find someone who will understand you.

Tags: Culture | Guide | Italian | Italy | Language | Phrases | Words

Italian Pumpkin Risotto

Tue 4 Nov 2014

Did you carve a pumpkin for Halloween? Are you wondering what you could do with pumpkin pulp? Pumpkin, or zucca, is a very popular ingredient in Italian cuisine, especially in Northern Italy. In autumn it is used as a base for many delicious recipes and its bright orange colour will make your dishes look interesting and fun. A very popular recipe is risotto alla zucca, which mean pumpkin risotto. If you don’t have any pumpkin, you can also use butternut squash.

Tags: Cuisine | Italian | Italy | Festival | Halloween | Recipe | Spooky | Food

Milan Fashion Week

Tue 16 Sep 2014

Milan Fashion Week starts tomorrow! From the 17th until the 22nd of September Milan will be the centre of the fashion world. Hosting more than 170 shows and other events, the city will see the most desirable and established fashion designers and the new talents revealing the latest trends for the Spring/Summer 2015 season.

Tags: Culture | Festival | Holiday | Italian | Italy | Milan | Fashion

National Pasta Day

Fri 17 Oct 2014

Today we want to share with you this recipe for a new twist on your pasta dishes. Tasty and crispy pancetta, combined with fresh and crunchy tenderstem broccoli. A perfect combination! Different versions of this recipe are typical of many areas of southern Italy. This simple sauce is perfect with penne or orecchiette, but today we are making it with gnocchi. We think it’s perfect comfort food for a rainy day!

Tags: Italian | Italy | October | Recipe | Tips | Food

October City Breaks - Florence

Fri 19 Sep 2014

October is a perfect month for a relaxing and pleasant city break in Florence. In autumn you can visit the city’s attractions with lesser crowds, so we bet that you would enjoy your stay even more! Forget the often unbearable heat of Italian summer and enjoy long and uplifting strolls in Florence!

Tags: Florence | Cuisine | Culture | Guide | Holiday | Italian | Italy | Tips

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