Monday, 24 August 2015

A Guide to: Modica

Modica is the perfect place for art lovers and foodies alike. With historic architecture and delicious delicacies, there is plenty to discover on a painting holiday or cookery course in Sicily. Want to find out more? Then read our guide here: 

Modica Church architecture

Monday, 3 August 2015

What to do in Italy in August

Many Italians choose to August as the month to down tools and head to the beach!
While they are busy sun bathing, they'll be missing some great festivals and events perfect to check out on a painting, cooking or Pilates holiday - to find out more read here:

Miracle of White Madonna

Friday, 31 July 2015

Risotto Seafood 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

Finding da Vinci in Italy

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

Guide to 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

Pilates Holidays in Italy - Travel Journal

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

A Guide to Syracuse

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