Italian-Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas from Plinius Homes
Italian-Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas from Plinius Homes
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We are absolutely thrilled to have Plinius showcased in Vogue Living.
Acciughe, Anchovies, and I'm not referring to that sad, salty, brown one you typically find on a Caesar salads.
A Perfect Italian weekend - Todi
This week we'll dive into the world of ceramic artist Annemieke Boots in Todi, Umbria. Come along to discover what a perfect weekend looks like.
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Party like the Great Gatsby and dance like Daisy Buchanan. New Years Party in a Castello from 1050 in Umbria; Celebrate in style; old Hollywood Glamour, Jazz, Grammy Award-winning artist
The White Pumpkin
Step into the enchanting world of architectural brilliance with this award-winning home crafted by the renowned Cherubino Gambardella.
Your Ultimate Guide to Autumn and Winter Retreats by Plinius Homes
The ultimate Guide to Autumn and Winter Retreats by Plinius Homes. From a secluded mountain village to luxury spa's and the best places to eat and ski
An Architectural Gem
This stunning house is not just a retreat but a work of art by architects Andrea and Luca Ponsi. An Exclusive Interview with Andrea Ponsi
Cy Twombly's Artistic Retreat in Gaeta
This beautiful coastal town, Gaeta, is where Cy Twombly found much of his inspiration and created some of his amazing artworks in the 20th century.
A Perfect Italian weekend - The Collection
Every week we ask interesting and inspirational Italians, and Italians at heart, to take us along for a perfect, local weekend
Torta di Nocciole
A Piedmont classic, the hazelnut cake. It is difficult to believe that 3 ingredients can make such an amazing cake
A Perfect Italian weekend - Sicily
A Perfect Italian weekend in Sicily by photographer Wam Ornelas and model Laís.
A little gem in Lucca
A unique and quaint home in the heart of Lucca.
A Perfect Italian weekend - Bergamo
The perfect Italian weekend of Valeria Bismar, an awar-winning Italian photographer in Bergamo, Italy.
The best escapes from Amsterdam to Italy
The perfect escapes from Amsterdam to Italy. See my favorite addresses in Amsterdam for a true Italian feeling.
A Perfect Italian weekend - Florence
The perfect Italian weekend of Aniek van Veen, Co-owner Italian inspired jewellery brand and curated shop, Le Labro in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Melodies that Paint Emotions
Ludovico Einaudi: His compositions have a profound emotional impact, often conveying a sense of introspection, tranquility, and contemplation.
A Perfect Italian weekend - Bracciano
perfect weekend in Italy without the limitations of time, budget, or distance. Every week we ask interesting and inspirational Italians, and Italians at heart, to take us along for a the perfect, local weekend.
How to Make a delicious Pasticciotto
Pasticciotto: a delightful Italian pastry, traditionally filled with ricotta cheese.
A Perfect Italian weekend - Lecce
A perfect weekend in Italy without the limitations of time, budget, or distance. Every week we ask interesting and inspirational Italians, and Italians at heart, to take us along for a the perfect, local weekend.
A special occasion in Puglia
A former watch tower transformed into a luxury villa in the rural countryside of Salento near the historical town of Nardo and only a short distance from the white sandy shore beaches
A Sicilian wedding
In 2004 Steven Steven Soderbergh already discovered the charm of this unique and rustic location and used it in the closing see of Ocean's Twelve.
A New Pasta
This summer I got introduced to a whole new Italian pasta, a pasta rich in flavours, extremely nutritious, tasty, full of fibre and gluten-free.
The Allure of Nutella's Decadent Journey
Super Crema, World Nutella day and 2 home-made (healthier) recipes.
Join a unique Harvest Festival in Tuscany
From the 11th to the 16th of October, we invite you to indulge in the art of ceramics and florals while also enjoying the breathtaking colours of Autumn.
A perfect Italian weekend - Tuscany
A perfect weekend in Italy without the limitations of time, budget, or distance. Every week we ask interesting and inspirational Italians (and Italians at heart), to take us along for a the perfect, local weekend.
Linguine con pesto al pistacchio e tonno
Linguine with Pistachio Pesto and Tuna
Best vintage markets in Puglia
To me, there is no better activity on a Sunday than visiting an antique market. Endlessly strolling through beautiful cities like Ostuni and Lecce
A romantic and rustic wedding at a 13th Century Tuscan Farm
The lifestyle of old Italy is preserved here in this unique spot. Connect with nature in a beautifully tranquil spot in a restored 13th-century farm
Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake
Sicilian lemons and pistachios, a perfect combination in this recipe from Mimi Thorisson | Old World Italian Cooking
Party on the Italian Coast
The ultimate destination wedding, 10 minutes from the beach on Europe's hidden coast: the Maremma
Tuscany through the lens of Nastia Dolzhenytsia
Tuscany through the lens of Ukranian photographer Nastia Dolzhenytsia.
My personal guide to Rome
The ultimate guide to Rome with all my favorite spots, curated while living in the eternal city.
A Guide through Puglia
A guide through Puglia. Exploring the Hidden Gems of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Carovigno and Grottalige.
Carlo Zinelli - The Italian Outsider
Master piece or Madness
An Italian Family Estate
A stunning wedding location in the rolling hills of Umbria on a family Estate, with a private 13-century chapel
Fugascina di Mergozzo
There is only one place in Italy where they make these.
Plinius Wedding Venues
Your Italian Wedding! Currently we have a few delicious wedding/party venues in our portfolio
A Magical Villa in the Wild Woods of Tuscany
The ultimate party venue in Tuscany; A Magical Villa in the Wild Woods, Accommodation up to 74 guest, caterer up to 130 guests
A Chic and Glamorous Party
Whether you're dreaming of an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, This 16th-century estate is a chic, glamorous, luxurious place.
Why Mantova should be added to your travel list
One day is all you’ll need to fall in love with the food, the people and the amazing architecture: the best addresses of Mantua, Lombardy.
A Tuscan Wedding
Destination wedding in Tuscan countryside, offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills and vineyards, creating a romantic and picturesque atmosphere.
Unwind in Style: Stunning Apartments in Merano, Italy
Escape to the idyllic town of Merano, Italy. Discover luxury and nature in perfect harmony with our guide to these stunning Apartments.
Venice without the crowds
Fear not, as there are ways to experience Venice without the crowds. Here are some tips and advice on how to enjoy Venice off the beaten path.
Peggy Guggenheim ~ Art Addict
Born into a wealthy New York family in 1928, Marguerite 'Peggy' Guggenheim was one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Peggy's love of art lead to her eventually settling in Venice. For her, a life without the inspiration of her artist and writer friends would have been unthinkable.
Torta al Cioccolato, Pere e Nocciole
Pears and chocolate, with this combination you can't go wrong! Here’s an easy recipe for pears, dark chocolate, and hazelnut cake. Authentic Italian Baking.
Sweet Life Society
Artist in Residence ~ The Sweet Life Society musical project was born in 2009 with a partnership between the two producers from Sabaudia and Piedmont; Gabriele Concas and Matteo Marini.
The photographer, the builder & the architect
Best tips on how to renovate a house in Tuscany, advice from an architect and builder, incl. local contact details.
Where to eat and drink like a local in Turin?
Our recommendations for where to eat, drink, and stay in Turin:
Orecchiette from Puglia, the little ear we all love!
Orecchiette; a quintessential Puglian pasta from the Pugliese cucina povera (Kitchen of the poor)
A love letter to finding your inspiration
„Start writing, no matter what. The water doesn’t flow until the faucet is turned on.”
Best Places in Spello ~ Umbria
Everyone should live in Italy at least once in their life... even if it is just for one week! Spello is the perfect location to live like a local.
Slow Travel, that's what travel is all about! #like.a.local
Letterpress Printing Workshop
A large door leads directly out to the pergola in the garden, and on hot summer days, it is pleasantly cool inside the old walls. A workplace could not be more beautiful.
The magical houses of Serafina
The most inspirational places and creative places in Borgata Casale, a small hamlet between Dogliani and Belvedere Langhe in the Piemonte.
Do what you love, creative people change the world!
How to experience Italy's Slow Food movement
From fast food to the slow food revolution. Revolt against the 1st McDonalds in Rome in 1989!
Spaghetti al limone
People wait for pasta, not the other way around! Spaghetti al limone is the kind of dish that just makes you feel good. It's a simple yet elegant Italian classic
Swim with Lord Byron in the Bay of Poets
Go down to Byron’s Bay in Portovenere and put a foot in the water for the old poet
Literally “the bomb” in Italian. Beloved in the Italian Alps. il Bombardino is the skier’s reward after an exhilarating day on the slopes
Venetian food is Italy’s best-kept secret
Venice is full of art and piazzas, and people don’t necessarily come for the food. That's why Venetian food remains often under the radar.
24 hours in Lecce
How to spend 24 hours in Lecce and where to eat?
The culinary tradition of the Camelico is based on alpine farming. Each village in the valley has at least one restaurant with its own specialties and traditions.
A secret, tiny mountain village
In the very high Cadore, on the border between South Tyrol and Austria, lies the Val Comelico, a valley as small as it is enchanting.
Pollo alla cacciatora (Hunter's chicken)
Today it is snowing in Pienza which calls for one of my favourite winter dishes. “This beautiful chicken cacciatore simply bubbles away in the oven, making it perfect for gatherings ”
In conversation with the host of a unique historic farmhouse in the Dolomites
A respectful approach to history, the challenges of rebuilding, and what it is like to be immersed in a world far away from the crowds
Artists X Carma X Climate Change
Three important international artists have produce exclusive art pieces focused on Climate change
Guests become part of daily life, by discovering the rhythm, the times of work and rest as well as the way of life in the mountains together with the inhabitants.
A vine romance
Shipowner Paolo d’Amico and his Brazilian wife Noemia share an element in their genetic make-up. D’Amico’s family roots in the south of Italy and Noemia’s Portuguese ancestry provide a strong common thread — wine.
A Winter Treat
One of the unique features of panforte is its rich history. It is said to have originated in the Middle Ages as a medicinal treat that was believed to have health benefits.
Paolo e Noemia d’Amico
A couple’s dream of wine, art and hospitality. A unique project, a wine-tasting here is a must!
Chocolate and Orange Panettone Recipe
Panettone is an Italian Sweetbread, originally from Milan, and enjoyed at Christmas and New Year. The beginnings of this cake appear to date from the Roman Empire.
Because I am worthless...
This Villa is a remarkable property to visit, made even more extraordinary by what you'll find in its gardens.
Tagliatelle with Gorgonzola, radicchio, figs and hazelnuts from Piedmont
Tagliatelle with Gorgonzola, radicchio, figs and hazelnuts from Piedmont
A bit of an Italian celebrity
“La Dolce vita di David Rocco” and
The best places for an authentic Neapolitan pizza in Rome
The best spots for an authentic Neapolitan pizza in Rome
The Italian art of the aperitivo
5 Classic Italian Cocktails: Laurini A'rbei, Negroni, Aperol Spritz, Bellini, Classic Martini
Ottolenghi's Burrata With Grilled Grapes & Basil
Here, sweet red grapes are skewered and grilled—a method that is as simple as it is impressive.
World traveller, Umbria expert and Spello local, Andrea Flalkner let's you into the secrets of Umbria
Spaghetti alla puttanesca
What does the name refer to, and why? The secrets of a good Puttanesca
Growing up with a famous sibling…
What is it like when you grown up with a famous sibling? This is what happened to Spello, the little sister of Assisi
Horizontal metaphors amidst an archaic landscape
The Maremma, the unspoilt, wild south of Tuscany is a hidden gem. This house is state-of-the-art architecture on this magnificent spot.
A few of our favourite villages near Invidia that are definitely worth a visit. Take a bicycle, vintage scooter or Fiat500 and set off along the Tuscan country lanes
Nico the truffle hunter from Montisi, a skill he learned from his grand-father and hopes to pass on to his own children.
Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore
The abbey is still in use by the silent monks, dressed in white robes who live here
Tuscan Chef in a Little Kitchen
The best cooking classes with Alessandro Piccinini, in Montisi, a very pretty medieval hill top village near a beautifully restored historic farmhouse
Bagni San Filippo
These hot springs are among the insider tips of Siena region, far away from mass tourism
Mystical atmosphere in the cooler months when this gorgeous square is often bathed in mist as the hot air from the pools rises
The hidden secret of Montepulciano
The hilltop village is honeycombed with tunnels and cantine where the vino nobile is made and stored in barrels and bottles.
Autumn in Tuscany is magical! The vineyards turn thousands of different colors and truffle season is in full swing!
Emma Children's Hospital
It's very special to be of significance to Emma Children's Hospital. Plinius is proud to contribute to the EmmaNext.gala next Friday by making available a luxurious stay in one of our Villa in Tuscany
The two sisters
A great day at the beach, the seaside town of Sirolo is beautiful.
It was never meant to be beautiful
A 16th-century horror show built in a lovely Italian garden; Parco dei Monstri - The Monsters of Bomarzo
Le migliori polpette di tonno
A delicious Sicilian dish. Made with fresh fish, herbs and spices, these tuna meatballs are even better then the meaty version ”
Tapping into Green Gold
Autumn is one of the most exciting and unforgettable times of the year to visit Tuscany. Harvest season is in full swing which means new wine and olive oil tasting, and the hunt for winter white truffles begins.
Fig Salad with marinated mozzarella
Salad of figs with marinated buffalo mozzarella, mint and fig. A delicious starter especially in Fig season in September Italy
A traditional recipe from Piedmont
Recipe for Agnelotti del Plin from Eataly. Atypical Piedmontese dish
It's funny how life works out....
It was a life long dream of one woman, my mother, Francesca Bevilacque
Unique cycling event in Tuscany; Vintage bicycles, Retro outfits & Strada Bianca.
6 Simple Ways to Go Green
How to set up a more Sustainable Holiday Rental business in an easy, practical and affordable way.
The Pope and La Bandita...
Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini who later became Pope Pius II and his “utopian” town; Pienza
"Il Conte Matto"
Excellent Slow-food restaurant in the castle’s 14C hunting lodge
Orecchiette with roasted tomatoes and stracciatella cheese.
Super Simple & Delicious! One of our favorite recipes of Mimi Thorisson from her new cookbook
Italy Food Markets
15 Authentic Italy Food Markets You Absolutely Have to Visit!
The exceptional women of Podere Alberese: Award-wining wine, Art & Poetry in the heart of Tuscany.
Classic recipe for Cacio e Pepe
The classic Italian recipe for Cacio e Pepe from Mimi Thorisson's old world Italian
Greatest Italian Movies
Captivating Italian movies to watch. The Plinius movie list: 50 Greatest Italian Movies of all time!
Vintage Fiat 500
Rent a vintage Fiat 500 or Vespa Scooter and enjoy the Tuscan Countryside. Combine it with a nice lunch in Monticchiello or bring a picnic and find the perfect spot
Fattoria San Martino
A rural, tranquil and beautiful Italian guest house; The small and very charming Fattoria San Martino, just outside the city walls of Montepulciano
Castello di Ama
Wine, Art, Hospitality. Castello di Ama is located in a medieval hilltop town just north of Siena in Chianti, this winery feels like a fairytale. Art by by international artists: a.o Anish Kapoor, Miroslaw Balka, Kendell Geers, Chen Zhen, Daniel Buren.