A place called home

I remember when I first came to Italy being so attracted by the whole aura surrounding being a tavola or at the table. It was the thing I loved most, being at a table laid with all this wonderful food, wine flowing and everyone talking over one another. Not that I could understand any of it. I … Continue reading A place called home

Montevecchia, the old hill

Montevecchia: ancient settlement of Neanderthal man and homo sapiens, amongst the oldest in Lombardy; Monte delle Vedette (literally, lookout hill) since Roman times; microclimate favourable to Mediterranean plants including rosemary; the wine of its vineyards, first cultivated by the Celts in 1 AD has been praised since the 1600s, and was celebrated by the Milanese … Continue reading Montevecchia, the old hill