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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.

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How to Make Authentic Italian Arancini

Summer is the perfect time to have your friends around for a catch up; longer nights and warmer weather means that you’re no longer restricted to the confines of your home and that sipping a crisp glass of wine out in your garden amongst others is an ideal way to unwind after a busy week. A get-together is a fantastic way to stay in contact with those that you hold dear to you, but you may not get the opportunity to see that often, and showcasing your cooking talents (no matter how big or small!) highlights the effort that you have put in so that everyone can have a lovely evening.

Ingredients and utensils for cooking arancini (more…)

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Tuscany

For many, Tuscany is top of their travel bucket list this spring, and it’s easy to see why; sweeping panoramic views out over the rolling hills, as well as the terracotta towns with jagged skylines, the breathtaking landscape has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect destination for your next Italian getaway, then this should be one to consider.

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