The Ultimate Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Italy: Verona

Ever since William Shakespeare wrote his romantic tragedy and set it in the Italian city of Verona, the town has been associated with the doomed but beautiful story of Romeo and Juliet. Verona is a beautiful destination in itself with a pleasing relaxed atmosphere, plenty of Italian sunshine and lots of monuments to love. Romeo

Festa Del Papa

Italians celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th; the same day as St. Joseph’s Day. The “Festa di San Guiseppe” celebrates Joseph, the father of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith, so rather fittingly that is when fathers are honoured in Italy!

La Festa Della Mamma

Some great ideas for mom’s special day at Mercato are our selection of potted plants and flower bouquets, imported chocolates, and of course our famous baked goods. Want to take the guesswork out of your brunch, lunch, or dinner plans? 

Know Your Olive Oil

Olive oil is perhaps THE cornerstone of Italian cuisine and has been used for thousands of years.

Guide to Parmigiano Reggiano: King of Cheeses

Known for a good reason as the King of Cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano is a major protagonist at dinner tables worldwide. Although little has changed since it was first produced over a thousand years ago, its popularity, versatility, and relevance to current-day dinner tables have never been greater.

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