Friday, 31 July 2015

Risotto alla marinara (Seafood Risotto) - Recipe

This declicious recipe from our Italian cooking holidays is a bit of a show stopper and great for big family occasions! The key to success with this dish is great quality, fresh seafood. All of which should bring back great memories of a trip to the wonderful Italian Coast. With so many types of seafood in this dish, it offers a flavoursome melody of coastal flavours. Serves fantastically with a glass of white wine. To see the full recipe visit our new blog here:

Franca and Antonio

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Flavours on the Da Vinci trail

Leonardo Da Vinci is well known for his great artworks and inventions. It is therefore no surprise that Da Vinci has left a lasting legacy across Italy and the world. So, here is how to discover Da Vinci’s trail on a painting holiday!
Vitruvian Man Da Vinci

Monday, 27 July 2015

What is ‘Body Control Pilates’?

All our teachers on our Pilates holidays in Italy are “Body Control Pilates” qualified – but have you ever wondered what this means? If so, read our short guide including all important facts about the Body Control Pilates method here
Pilates lessons by the pool at the villa

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Day in the life of a Pilates Teacher

Ever wondered what it's like to be a teacher on a Pilates holiday in Italy? Italian food, afternoon dips in the pool and relaxing Pilates... it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it, right?
Woman doing Pilates pose at the swimming pool

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

City Guide: Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily.

Originally a Greek colony, Siracusa retains much of its heritage. If you didn’t hear the sound of Italian being spoken on the streets, you’d be forgiven for believing you were in Greece. Much of Sicily remains a combination of Italian-Greek culture and architecture making it a fascinating region to visit. Would you like to read more about the top places to visit should you find yourself in Siracusa – perhaps on one of our Sicilian cookingpainting or Pilates holidays? Then read more here:
Siracusa Sicily

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Book Review: Italian Ways

Are you searching for a great summer read for when you're relaxing by the pool on your Pilates holiday? We might be able to recommend you something - a wonderful book teaching you about Italy & its culture. Sounds good? Then read our full review here:


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Author Peter Moore Talks about "Vroom with a View"

Peter is one of the nominees from our Best Italian Summer Read Awards and we are absolutely delighted that he took the time and talked to us about his book "Vroom with a View". His book talks about his journey around Italy's countryside on his Vespa "Sophia" and is the perfect summer read on one of our painting holidays or Pilates retreats. To find more about Peter, Italy and his fantastic book, read our interview here: 

Peter Moore Author Italy Vespa