‘Hello autumn, be golden and kind to us…’ – these are the words that start Pentreath and Hall’s September newsletter, and I’m pinching them (thank you Bridie). They sum up what we all hope for as we emerge out of lockdown’s hibernation into the brightness of the world.  And we needed a shove, which is where Bland Badger stepped in.  The autumn retr...

For centuries, Italy was the preferred destination for poetically-minded nobles from across northern Europe. The “grand tour” was an exercise in communing with the ancient Roman world at a time when it was considered the height of culture to contemplate its romantically crumbling relics and vine-clad temples. But these “grand trippers” gave little...

Umbria is one of the most sought after destinations by tourists from all over the world for its countless historical and artistic beauties, but now it has also become one of the favorite places to visit, for the culinary tradition increasingly appreciated. For this reason the Street Food in Perugia and its surroundings today is an excellent suggest...

To celebrate the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World the Consulate General of Italy in Miami is pleased to present the exhibition “Fashion During Dante Alighieri’s Time” in collaboration with the Italian organization Corsa all'Anello featuring authentic medieval costumes from Narni, Italy. ▶Watch the video to learn more https://www.youtu...

Every October, Perugia turns into the European Capital of Chocolate thanks to an event entirely dedicated to the irresistible and tasty black gold: don't miss Eurochocolate 2021! The 2021 edition of the fair dedicated to chocolate will be held exclusively and for the first time at the exhibition centre Umbrifiere, just outside Perugia. The Umbrian...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...

This small region in central Italy once again proves that it’s small only in size. The high number of Tre Bicchieri awarded (this year 15, a record) are a perfect reflection of an industry that’s in great form, demonstrating the quality of the region’s reds, but its white side as well. The most prestigious appellations delivered in spades: in Monte...

The story of St Francis of Assisi, patron of Italy, is among the most popular stories of the religious world. His story is very old but still today it is referenced as example of humility and great faith. The Basilica of St Franci, founded following his death is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in 1229, every year thousands of worshippers come h...

And yet I had been thinking about the “agnello scottadito alla brace” for five long years. So when those four crusty, juicy, grilled lamb chops arrived, all oozing that deep chocolate sheen of perfectly cooked meat, I almost forgot where I was. Where that was, though, was seated outdoors at Taverna Castelluccio, looking out at my favourite view of...

Veteran Italian actor Terence Hill is standing down from the long-running television series Don Matteo, in which he has played the lead role for more than 20 years. Hill first appeared on Italian television screens as Don Matteo Bondini - a priest in the town of Gubbio in the Umbrian province of Perugia - in January 2000. The popular TV series went...