Osteria Francescana: Everything Old is New Again

It would be easy to walk past the world’s second best 3 Michelin star restaurant and not notice it’s there. Situated in a back lane of Modena, a small city in Emilia-Romagna in central-northern Italy, the only indication there’s a restaurant behind the front door are three polished brass plaques on a peach-coloured wall. It’s … Continue reading

Under The Giglio Sun

“Ciao!” came a voice from down the hill. A portly man in a bright red shirt with a shock of white hair emerged from behind a lemon tree. He made his way slowly through the vines towards a rustic hut (or ‘capanno’), followed by two dogs, both wagging their tails. “Ciao Francesco!” our guide called … Continue reading

La Prima Settimana (First Week)

It’s been unseasonably warm and sunny this past week, interspersed by a few days of rain. Only a few weeks ago, it was snowing in Bra, something the locals tell me is not uncommon at this time of the year. Suddenly the paddocks we pass in the bus on the way to UNISG are a … Continue reading
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