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A taste of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a unique exhibition and event being held from the 10th to 13th March in Islington in London, showcasing all that Italy and its lifestyle has to offer – including property, food, drink, style and travel. From fine wines and artisan products not available in the UK, to restaurants and chef demonstrations from London’s leading Italian chefs, to travel and property news and ideas from the experts, and fashion and style guidance from fashion gurus.

A variety of sessions will be scheduled throughout the weekend offering expert advice, from what to look for when buying a property to wine tastings to basic language lessons. Tickets are now on sale for the event directly from the website at


Italian Property at La Dolce Vita with Country Life International

La Dolce Vita is the UK’s only show that exclusively promotes Italian properties for sale. The show, with the help of media partners including prestigious ‘Country Life International’ and ‘Case Style’ magazines, has built a reputation amongst the Italian property market as the best place to go if looking for advice on property, as well as to view the latest properties available in Italy.

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Nowhere in the UK are so many Italian properties to buy and rent showcased at one time, from country barns to hilltop villas to glamorous city apartments.

New for 2011: ‘Italy for Sale’ sessions will give expert advice on topics such as first time buying in Italy, relocating, restoration, Italian laws and finance, setting up a guest house, plus the top 10 places to buy at the moment.

* Overseas property for sale

Food & Drink- Italian Food Producers Market

The Food Producers Market is an integral part of the exhibition, and will offer a treasure trove of delicacies from every region of Italy including some more unusual artisan products that are not yet available here in the UK.

As well as being able to sample a selection of Italian foods, a variety of Italian wine producers, liqueur makers and coffee masters will also be showcasing their products from the different regions the length and breadth of the country.

Gastro Wine Walks

New for 2011: Whether a novice or expert, the guided Gastro Wine Walks are a must for those wanting to discover more about Italian wines and food. Every hour La Dolce Vita’s top wine and food experts will give guided walks visiting hand-picked suppliers, offering a chance to meet the producers themselves and taste their wines.

The Drinks Academy

The Drinks Academy will showcase not only Italy’s top wines but also give examples of the perfect Italian ‘aperitivo’ such as Aperol and Prosecco, liqueurs and ‘digestivo’ such as Grappa.

Teatro del Gusto Cooking Theatre

A highlight of La Dolce Vita, Teatro del Gusto is where the UK’s leading Italian chefs get to show off in true style preparing mouth-watering Italian dishes and offering helpful cooking tips. This year La Dolce Vita has enticed chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, Francesco Mazzei, Theo Randall, Andy Needham, Michael Brown from Daphne’s and Marco Torri from Ristorante Semplice.


The Italian Style Showcase

The Style section of La Dolce Vita is new to the show and addresses the world-famous innate Italian style. From well-known brands to independent designers, La Dolce Vita represents a range of ‘Made in Italy’ goods for those passionate about Italian style and quality. The New Style Gallery at the show will offer many of Italy’s top brands from the world of fashion including jewellery designers, make-up artists, clothing and accessories.


La Dolce Vita Travel Area

The Travel Area at La Dolce Vita is the place to find the perfect Italian holiday. La Dolce Vita is delighted to partner with renowned travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith offering visitors exclusive hotels and villas throughout Italy. Book an appointment with their on-site concierge service and they will guide visitors to all the right destinations, as well as offering a 10% discount on holidays booked through Mr & Mrs Smith at the show.

New for 2011: There will be complimentary ‘Discover Italy’ sessions where short 20 minute talks will be given on topics such as food & wine holidays, short breaks, honeymoon destinations, spa holidays and much more.

New for 2011: La Dolce Vita is offering all visitors the change to learn basic Italian while at the show. These language lessons will take place in the Travel area and are free of charge.