Where to eat the best Genoese pesto

October 17, 2018

Pizza with pesto. Pesto pasta. Pesto sauce. If there’s one thing more emblematic of Genoa than Christopher Columbus, it’s pesto. But just like every other “sacred” local dish, pesto alla genovese absolutely must stick to tradition. In addition, finding a “proper” pesto outside of Liguria is no mean feat.

Bordeaux S.O GOOD, serving up the best of the region

October 16, 2018

Bordeaux S.O GOOD has become the flagship event of the city of Bordeaux in the gastronomic world. For one weekend, the city becomes a giant market and restaurant, offering the best products from the south west, while calling on local artisans and talented chefs. A chance to discover and taste the best of the region.

The Passage Pommeraye

September 24, 2018

While the Passage Pommeraye isn’t really a secret spot, I can’t resist telling you about this covered shopping arcade that, as well as being one of Nantes’ most beautiful sites, is also one of the most beautiful covered passageways in Europe.

FIESTAS DEL PILAR, JOIN THE PARTY!

September 19, 2018

Every October, the streets of Zaragoza fill up with music, entertainment and shows to welcome its biggest celebration, the Fiestas del Pilar (or the Pilares, as they’re affectionately nicknamed by the locals).

The Righi and the forts: the countryside in the city

September 05, 2018

Genoa is known as a seafaring city. But there’s more to it than just that. La Superba, as the Italians call it, is also known for its distinctive geography. The city is almost 20 kilometres long, pinned between the sea and the hills above it, and it is this geography that has carved out its extraordinary history. Let’s take a trip back in time. Five or six centuries ago, Genoa was a powerful maritime city with a huge trade capacity, creating and holding enormous wealth. The city was squashed into a small space beside the sea, with the ring of hills behind it, forming a natural protective barrier against large armies.

A taste of Bordeaux past and present

September 03, 2018

Two gourmet venues have just opened up in Bordeaux offering a mix of traditional and more contemporary produce: the Echoppe de la Lune and the Halles de Bacalan. While housing vintage products that have retained their powers of seduction over time, they also take an updated approach in a setting that caters to modern-day tastes.

Sant’Erasmo

August 30, 2018

Find yourself in the countryside, in the middle of a lagoon, on an island where prestigious agricultural products have led to it being named “the garden of Venice”.

Wine-making in Nantes

August 30, 2018

The Nantes wine-growing region isn’t the most well-known in France, but it boasts some fabulous local wines from dedicated winemakers. Today I’m going to walk you through Nantes’ vineyards, an area that is becoming increasingly recognised and is full of surprises.

A day out in Clisson

August 01, 2018

Clisson is a charming little village surrounded by vineyards in south of Nantes. It’s the perfect place for simply wandering around, giving you a relaxed change of scene.

Cabárceno nature park

July 25, 2018

Cabárceno Nature Park brings together education, culture and science and recreation. One hundred and fifty species of animals from five continents roam semi-freely around the park, which has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in northern Spain.


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