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What is Tiramisu Italian Desert?

Tiramisu Italian Desert - Most people have eaten it but have never made it. One of the most decadent and popular Italian desserts is Tiramisu. The traditional Italian sweet, is made from a mascarpone cheese mixture, layered with sponge fingers soaked in espresso and...

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Master Your Inner Chef With Yvonne’s Cooking Course

Master your inner chef! Ever wanted to experience a cooking course, but questioned how good the expertise of your teachers would be? Well that’s definitely not a problem on our cooking course in southern Italy where you're taught by a Masterchef contestant! This tasty...

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A Festa a Day Keeps the Gloom Away

A FESTA A DAY KEEPS THE GLOOM AWAY. It seems that there’s a Festa for nearly every day of the year in the south of Italy. They are celebrated in every hamlet, village and town, as homage to their patron saint. Historically, there would have been candles and devotions...

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Gallipoli has the Old and New in Italy

Gallipoli is called the ancient Kallipolis (beautiful town). It has a long history covering Messapian, Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine eras. Over the years, Gallipoli operated as an important port, serving merchants from all over the Mediterranean basin. One trading...

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Lecce Historical Adventure

Lecce Called the Florence of the south, Lecce is a treasure of culture, history and architecture. We love Lecce for the Baroque style buildings, seen in the churches, many palaces and monuments. There’s also an amphitheatre dating back to the second century A.D. in...

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Alle Due Corti Restaurant

Although the locals call the food at this restaurant ‘cucina povera’, which literally means food of the poor, Alle Due Corti Restaurant, serves anything but poor food. The locally produced ingredients are the perfect starting point for the expertise of the grandmother...

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Stunning Local Beaches

As part of your Cooking Holiday, you will have the opportunity to visit stunning local beaches. Ideal for a stroll or catching the rays. The video below is an example to whet your...

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Gallipoli Aerial View

Gallipoli Aerial view, a birds eye view around the area where your cooking holiday will take you, some of the best beaches in Italy. See original ancient villages, churches and much more.. What a wonderful tour of Gallipoli, some of the view's you will see on your...

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Salento, Puglia

Where in the World is Salento? Let’s keep it simple; think of the very tip of the heel of Italy. If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Italy, but never been further south than Naples, let us introduce you to Salento, a well kept secret, the place the Italians go to...

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