Lemons and Italian Cooking

Lemons are a staple of any Italian kitchen. The juice and rind go into innumerable dishes. Lamb, pork and beef, as well as fish, are served with a wedge of lemon. A twist of lemon peel served with your espresso got its start in America from a famous (unknown) restaurateur who wanted to put the […]

Where to Stay During Orientation Week

Every first-year student should attend Orientation Week which usually takes place towards the end of January and the first week of February before the doors of universities open in South Africa. So the question is “Where to Stay During Orientation Week?” OUT OF TOWN For out-of-town students that have not taken up their accommodation at res […]

Book Your Olivo and Clara Suite Today

Book Bruna’s Italian Apartments the way it suits you. For those passing through or stopping over long enough to hang up your coat, regardless of whether it is for a bit of R n R, work-related visits or for medical purposes – Bruna’s Italian apartments offer the perfect solution to a home-away-from-home stay so book your Olivo and Clara Suite today. If […]

Fun Stuff to Do in Pretoria This Festive Season

You don’t need to join the crowds in Durban and Cape Town at the seaside this festive season. Going away can tally up fast, and not every company has the funds to fork out bonuses. Think out of the box and instead do something a little creative locally.  Book a romantic stay at Bruna’s Italian […]

How to Accommodate Embassy Staff This Silly Season

Bruna’s Italian’s Olivo and Clara suites can be found ensconced in the heart of “Embassy Land” in Pretoria, which makes it the perfect place to find fantastic accommodation for the many embassies in and around this well-placed best kept little secret during the holiday season.   Pretoria is the national executive capital of South Africa with […]

Pretoria is a Great Place for History Buffs

For history buffs there is so much to see and do in Pretoria – if you love cultural activities, visiting art museums or enjoy all things history related, you will be spoilt for choice.  Whether you are staying for a short period or longer, Bruna’s Italian upmarket apartments will cross all the “t’s” and dot all the “I’s”. Additionally, […]

A Touch of Italy in Pretoria 

There is no need to book that window seat on Alitalia to Rome, Sicily, Venice or Milan – simply explore the authentic flavours of Italy right here on your doorstep in Pretoria.  For enthusiasts for all things Italian, we have it all and some. Italy is great, but if you don’t have the budget or […]

Pasta Dishes from Sicily

Home-made italian pasta making by a real Italian Mamma

Sicily is one of the little jewels on Earth boasting miles and miles of pristine beaches flanked by turquoise seas; volcanic mountains point to the sky and some of the richest histories in the Med can be found here.

Pasta Dishes of Abruzzo

Abruzzo is ensconced in the middle of Italy surrounded by mountains and national parks, and as a result, this part of Italy has been quite isolated until recent times. Abruzzo is largely unspoiled and has been for centuries. The entire region is still dotted by ancient villages, castles and monasteries where everything from the culture [...]

Pasta and Wine – the Perfect Marriage

If it’s an Italian meal, it is almost certain that it will include pasta – and the right wines for pairing of pasta is as important.  Where in Italy Italy can find itself on almost any modern list when it comes to the world’s top wines. Most wine enthusiasts are familiar with the wines of [...]