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  • Week 7 in The Great British Bake Off, GBBO for the first time tackled Italian week where the contestants cooked a classic margarita pizza, sofagliatelle and cannoli. Everyone is talking about cannoli since the programme aired on Tuesday. The word cannoli which means little tube is a traditional Sicilian dessert and singly they are known as cannolo. These delicious desserts are now a favourite all ...

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  • Photo: Valdelsa.netLast weekend saw the annual Boccaccesca Wine and Food Festival held in the medieval town of Certaldo in the heart of Tuscany. This beautiful Tuscan town is divided in two areas, the old medieval part known locally as Certaldo Alto and is situated at the top of the hill and comprises of beautiful brick buildings along narrow streets which are mostly car free and the remaining mor...

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  • Since October 1st it really feels that we are now well into Autumn and the season is changing fast as the nights get longer and the days cooler. This Autumn the country look is back in style and country attire is no longer confined to the countryside, horse shows, point to point or country fairs. The high street has seen the cross over into urban style that includes Scottish tweeds, quilted jacket...

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  • It is very apt that the one big trend from the red carpet this Autumn by a country mile is the colour red. This includes all shades from burgundy to vibrant scarlet. The good news is that red is a flattering colour for all and whether you want to be bold and wear red from head to toe or add a few choice vibrant pieces to your outfit. Fortunately red suits most people so it is an easy one to wear.T...

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  • A beautifully made Italian leather handbag is such a joy to own and of course a valuable long term addition to your wardrobe. However, with the vast amount of options available, you maybe asking which leather handbag should I buy? Well that depends first of all on how you view handbags. If you're the sort of person who loves bags and already has a collection (and why wouldn't you), you are more li...

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  • Hobo bags most probably and unromantically derived its name from the bags travelling hobo's might have slung over their shoulders which contained all of their worldly possessions. For the last fifty years or so the hobo bag has become more and more popular as fashions started to favour a more relaxed style, probably in line with the popularity of wearing demin jeans as a fashion garment. In fact i...

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  • There are many bags and cases with historical beginnings such as the messenger bag, duffle bag, attache case and haversack but none as iconic as the doctor's bag. A form of doctor's bag has been around since the Egyptian times but the familiar design we recognise today was developed in the mid nineteenth century and was loosely based on the Gladstone bag which was basically a deep travel bag. This...

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  • Heatwaves are nothing new to Italy. It is only 2 years ago in 2015 that temperatures hit 39c and even over 40c in many cities. Nicknamed Caronte who in Greek mythology rowed across the flaming rivers in the underworld. However, this has been surpassed by a heatwave named Lucifer as it is considered as hot as hell. Lucifer is effecting not only Italy but also Spain, Hungary, Croatia, Greece and Sou...

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  • For as long as man has hunted animals for food he has utilised the hides to create all manner of useful items. Leather is just such a useful and versatile material. Not only is it very durable and water proof, it is very desirable to own and in a world where we have so many synthetic materials to choose from, leather is still considered the best material to use when it comes to making handbags, bu...

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  • When it comes to handbags you can split women into three different groups. The first group just love handbags and have a collection of various types to suit every occasion and more. The second group are those who also like to own handbags but are maybe on a budget or have limited space and they will have 3 or 4 bags that are carefully chosen so that they are flexible and versatile enough to be use...

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  • The history of the backpack is a little vague as through the ages man has carried heavy loads on his back in order to help distribute the weight, offering a better centre of gravity and allowed them to carry more over longer distances and leaving their arms free. As hunter gatherers, this was essential for their survival and what is thought to be remnants of a backpack were discovered on a frozen ...

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  • Last month saw the latest Mille Miglia 2017 race. Simply translating to ‘one thousand miles’ this is an epic road endurance race of classic and vintage cars, starting from Brescia in northern Italy, down to Rome and back to Brescia. The race is completed in four legs and passes through some of the most beautiful countryside Italy has to offer. The course has changed somewhat over the years but the...

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  • When visiting Italy do not miss out on the Italian culture of enjoying an aperitivo or apericena. Aperitivo simply means pre-dinner drink and is generally from 12pm at lunchtime and between 7 - 9 pm in the evening but can vary across Italy especially in cities such as Milan, the aperitivo can be even earlier as the after work business crowd gather. The distinction between aperitivo and apericena i...

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  • Based in the beautiful medieval town of Fucecchio just outside Florence, Chiarugi has always been one of Attavanti's key suppliers and one of our most trusted brands. The reason is simple, their whole philosophy and attention to detail, providing consistently high quality leather goods that are beautifully made and a joy to own, are a privilege to sell.This is a brand that was formed in 1969 by Re...

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  • When it comes to wine, Italy really has so much to offer. As one of the oldest wine producers in the world, Italy is renowned for its diverse range of wines. In fact there are around 350 all told and over 100 grape varieties. As the country geographically very diverse, each of the 20 regions can offer their own specialty wines. The production therefore is vast and has made Italy the single largest...

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  • The catwalks are full of floral prints for this spring summer season. This is hardly a new idea as Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada sarcastically said "Florals for spring? Groundbreaking !!! "  This season the range extends from tiny delicate, daisy print to bold, large eye popping coloured fabrics which you can mix and match or wear multiple differing prints together. Do be wary though of cl...

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  • Attavanti are delighted to announce that we are now officially authorised suppliers of the Italian brand Roncato. This executive, luxury brand was first established in the 1970's and quickly gained a reputation for producing very stylish and beautiful quality luggage and business bags to make them a worldwide brand and a key player in the travel goods market. This family run business is now 3 gene...

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  • As airlines try to maximise their profits by increased charges for extras such as baggage, seating allocation and food etc, more and more people are opting for carry on cabin bags and trolleys. To ensure a smooth trip through the airport, a trolley bag is the first choice of frequent travellers and it needs to have robust, quality wheels, good telescopic handles, easy access to external compartmen...

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  • The Perfect Leather Briefcase

    A good quality briefcase will last you a very long time so it's worth giving some consideration as to which one will suit your needs now and in the future. Our extensive collection of briefcases all sourced from small artisan suppliers based in Italy includes a range of styles and colours so you will be sure to find the perfect leather briefcase for you.In choosing the perfect briefcase there are ...

  • Pratesi Briefcases Named After the Famous Men of Florence

    As Florence is the heart of the leather industry in Italy, it will come as no surprise that many of our brands are based there. The one brand I want to talk about today is Pratesi which was established in 1948. They stock a large range of the more traditional and classic style of leather goods which includes handbags, business briefcases, travel bags, messengers and accessories. All of their piece...

  • Italian Designer Leather Messenger Bags

    Defined as a functional and easily accessible bag that is carried over the shoulder and across the body, often with a flap over top, the messenger bag has in fact been around for centuries in one form or another. Although the ancient Egyptians were known to have made sacks and bags using plant fibres, it was the ancient Greeks who made simple shoulder bags that were probably used for hunting. It w...

  • Ghibli, Fontanelli and Paolo Masi Luxury Handwoven Intrecciato Italian Designer Handbags

    If you are a lover of designer handbags you will be very familiar with the woven, interlaced leather bags. The technique is also known as intrecciato and made famous by high end design brand Bottega Veneta. It was in the 60's when Bottega Veneta ventured into making accessories and they chose to use this woven technique more through necessity because their sewing machines which were normally used ...

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  • Yeah, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back for Strictly Come Dancing 2016. It feels like a long, long time, since champions Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani raised the Strictly Ballroom Trophy last December but at last the 14th series of Strictly Come Dancing is upon us again this autumn. The glitz, the glamour, the sequin outfits and fake tan, you know summer is over when the celebrities are g...

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  • This season's must have this autumn is again, the backpack. The backpack, also known as a rucksack is back with avengence. At Attavanti we cater for both men and women and you can choose from a range that includes draw string top, flap over, zipped, with pockets or decorative studs, all in luxurious Italian leather. A backpack is not only very practical but now fashionable too. Look stylish and be...

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