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Welcome to the Essential Italy blog. Here we'll be posting travel tips, articles on places of interest, food and wine and cultural news from mainland Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. There will also be in-depth features on selected properties to help you find the perfect holiday accommodation – be it a family villa high in the Tuscan hills, a chic apartment in Cortona or the perfect beach hotel in Sardinia. and travel tips

Top Travel Tips for Visiting Italy

When planning your next holiday, there are a number of different things that you need to take into consideration before booking. Where you want to stay, what currency is used and whether or not people at the destination that you’ve chosen to spend some time speak your language are all essential to think about, and should be answered prior to making any executive decisions about your upcoming trip.

The sunset in Sardinia


7 Facts about Nutella that You Probably Didn’t Know

Monday, February 5th was World Nutella Day and here at Essential Italy we love the decadent, rich flavours of the hazelnut spread which is the perfect accompaniment to a range of foods, as well as by itself for the ultimate indulgence. Universally recognisable, Nutella’s growth shows no signs of stopping. In fact, last year alone the company invoiced €10.3 billion, which is a growth of almost 10%.

nutella on a pancake