vrijdag 8 juli 2016

10 of the best farmstays in Italy

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In a new guide to Italy, Alastair Sawday highlights farmhouses and country retreats with a reputation for good food. Here he picks 10 of his favourites.The slow, low drone of the bees among the flowers, the chirruping of crickets as you sip your wine in the evening, the total silence of deep countryside – these pleasures are often forgotten in the modern rush for the perfect holiday.Many of them have come together in the shape of Italy’s wonderful agriturismo system, a network of approved farm properties where tourists can stay and learn about rural life.
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Exiled Italian prince now sells pasta from a van in California

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The grandson of Italy’s last king has embarked on a new business venture, which sees him selling pasta from a food truck on the streets of California.

Emanuele Filiberto, 44, is the only male line heir to Italy’s exiled king, Umberto II, who was booted out in 1946 when the country became a Republic.

Unlike other royals, Filiberto doesn’t spend his time swanning around the royal courts of Europe and playing polo. Instead, he is trying to make and sell authentic Italian pasta to Americans.

While that might sound strange, Filiberto has a track-record of appearing in places where no blue-blooded soul would dare to tread.

From competing in Italy’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to starring in adverts for electronic cigarettes he claims will help you get 'more sex’ – the would-be heir to the Italian throne is viewed by many Italians as something of an embarrassment.

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