The story of the most famous spreadable chocolate cream began in 1946. Nutella, in fact, is the result of an intuition of a Piedmontese pastry chef Pietro Ferrero, who created a sweet paste obtained by combining hazelnuts, sugar and cocoa. 

The Italian village of Fabbriche di Careggine has been submerged beneath the waters next to a hydroelectric dam since 1947, but has remained in remarkably good shape beneath the man-made lake for the intervening years.

From cliffside views along the Amalfi Coast to the home of literature’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Italy has endless lovely places.

The Colosseum, also called the Amphitheatrum Flavium, was opened by emperor Titus with games and festivities that lasted 100 days and cost the lives of 5,000 animals.

The Spritz was born in Veneto during the 1800s when visitors from the Hapsburg Empire would lighten the strong Italian wine from local taverns with a splash of water.

Here are four destinations where you are sure to find an authentic taste of Italy

These versatile zucchini fritters are also great served as a side dish or for brekkie at the weekend.

When it comes to local Italian food, there are some regional differences because Italian still often make their food from scratch, and what they can do very much depends on what is available in any given season.

These are so delicious and easy to make.

When I need an Elegant and very tasty dessert I use these.

Florence, Rome and Venice are all obvious travel destinations. They’re beautiful, sure, but they’re also expensive and crowded.

If you want to enjoy la dolce vita without tourists, read our list of 12 secret Italian towns worth a look.