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Colomba Pasquale, or Colomba di Pasqua, is the traditional Italian Easter cake and the counterpart of panettone and pandoro which are eaten at Christmas. The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with flour, eggs, sugar, natural yeast and butter but unlike panettone, it usually contains candied peel and no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (colomba in Italian) and then topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked.
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Welcome to the Newsletter from Merrion Charles Private Travel Consultancy, providing the most recent and exciting information regarding hotels, villas and much more. Merrion provides a bespoke and professional service for holidays in Italy and further afield. Nothing is too much trouble.
As the number one expert for Italy, Merrion provides the very best concierge service available.
Take a peep at two new splendid additions
to our villa portfolio:
Bona Dea, nr Pienza
With its spectacular views, exceptional design, stylish interiors and superb facilities, Bona Dea is not only wonderfully luxurious but also a magnificent estate managed entirely organically and where the most discerning guests can totally immerse themselves in nature.
Borsato, Hayez and Canella Apartments in Venice
Wake up in the morning to the captivating sounds of the vaporettos, the gondoliers, the lapping waters, the soft whispering breeze and the holy bells of San Giorgio Maggiore. What could be more memorable than an experience right in the throbbing, historic heart of Venice, just minutes away from Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.
Magical and idyllic Casa Glyn in the hills of Lunigiana in Northern Tuscany has a wonderful new website so please do take a look at www.casaglyn.com
Perfect for families or couples, Casa Glyn enjoys spectacular views in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the stunning Ligurian coast less than an hour away.
Still haven’t booked your holiday this summer?
There are some great deals available for those of you still wondering where to spend your summer vacation such as Villa Casanuova in Tuscany with a great price reduction for bookings made before 15th May.
Please do just drop us an email or give us a call… we would LOVE to hear from you!
Testimonial time again for Merrion:
“Planning for our Tuscan holiday commenced well ahead of time and as various extended family members expressed interest in joining us, we were fortunate to be guided by Merrion and in particular her wonderful recommendation of Casa dei Pipistrelli. We could not have been more pleased with the Estate of Montestigliano and Pipistrelli - a beautiful location where one could simply lose oneself for many days within the Estate or come back to each evening after a busy day of experiencing the Tuscan culture...Francesco, the Estate manager went above and beyond for our family and his guidance and recommendations about what to do and where to go were spot on particularly his personal guidance to get us into the rehearsal race for Il Palio... We left reluctantly but plan to be back very soon - it was a truly amazing
Paula Capaldo from Sydney stayed at Casa dei Pipistrelli near Siena, Tuscany
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