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our favourite slow holiday hacks, better for us and our environment

Welcome to Dolcevia.com. We started this website in 2008 in Dutch for people who love Italy, however since then our interests have developed and our tastes have diversified. I guess we also needed a change and a chance to explore more of the world. This part of Dolcevia.com is therefore dedicated to slow travelling the world, the same travel principles just a larger scope and involving so many more people in our quest to take the mass tourism out of  vacations. 

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April 04, 2020

The best virtual exhibitions and museums in Italy

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by Elisabeth Bertrand

Italy is in lockdown and because of the coronavirus and we are advised to stay at home. Anyone who wants to visit the cultural heritage of italy, without leaving home, we have launched a series of monuments and exhibitions you can visit virtually. Or maybe you had no opportunity to visit all the museums you wanted to see during your holiday? We present more than 30, which we think are a…
April 04, 2020

Stunning Aerial Shots of Italy

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by Elisabeth Bertrand

An exceptional series with drone recordings of numerous Italian regions and cities, unimaginable images, each outdoing the other. I cannot make a choice which one I like best, but if I had to, the Matera cave dwellings would be somewhere in the top of my personal list. Don't miss the video of a completely empty Florence during the Corona lockdown and the emotional images of an abandoned Rome with the…
April 04, 2020

Risotto in 5 easy steps

in Recipes

by Elisabeth Bertrand

With Risotto, time and care are the most important ingredients. Take out about 20 minuted to carry out the process of stirring and adding moisture. The choice of rice depends on the recipe but at the end of the day this is a fairly simple dish that everyone should be able to make.
April 04, 2020

My mama's perfect Osso Buco recipe

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by Elisabeth Bertrand

The recipe for this dish originated in Milan. When it is well prepared, this is one of my favourite Italian dishes, especially when it´s cold outside and you crave some real soul food. It´s a shame that many restaurants use meat of poor quality to make this dish using cheaper cuts. What is the correct name? Osso Buco, Ossobuco or Osso Bucco, I have found all 3 used in Italy,…
April 04, 2020

Hugo - My favorite Alpine cocktail

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by Nelleke Pruijs

This vibrant summer treat is slowly starting to conquer the world. In contrast to the popular Spritz Aperol from the Veneto, this cocktail does not have the slightly bitter Amaro taste, but it is light and fresh. A popular aperitivo that you will certainly encounter on holiday in Northern Italy and especially in restaurants and on terraces in the region of Trentino and Alto Adige, the apple country of Europe,…
April 04, 2020

How to make the perfect Spritz Aperol

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by Elisabeth Bertrand

´Spritz Aperol is a nice refreshing aperitivo from the Veneto and very easy to make. Ít is a variation of the Spritz or Spritzer, a drink that was introduced to northeastern Italy during the Austrian occupation, when the Austrians were exploiting the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions and found wine was too heavy to drink straight and in an effort to lighten the taste, literally added water to the wine.…