One last coffee with the cardinals before we bid arrivederci roma...Thank you and goodnight!
And so back to Luca - hold on tight now!
Yes our fantastic guide from Mini Tours Roma, Luca.Delivers us with great skill to a viewing point in Rome where we try to recover, without much success. Thank you Luca.
Time for a coffee with our guide Sergio.
A chance for Marty to use his new found linguistic skills!! Or maybe not!
We were delighted to have the chance to meet the magnificent Luca Salsi
In the beautiful anti room adjacent to the main theater in the Rome opera house we spoke with Luca Salsi ahead on his performance in Tosca.
Our next stop on our tour was along the Tiber.
A towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
We bumped into Restaurateur Eileen dunne crescenzi.
Eileen just happened to be there while we were in Rome so she called in to see us.
Back in the Vatican with our guide Irene.
Returning to the beauty of the Sistine Chapel we took a little time to think.
Rome 2017 - Day 2 - We met such lovely people.
Margaret Harte from Swords was another guest on the Travel Department trip to Rome. We spoke to her at the Opera, before Tosca.
Saying good bye from Rome until tomorrow....
But then you never guessed who we bumped into!
And so to the Vatican with our very special guide
Irene takes us around the amazing beauty that surrounds us in the Sistine Chapel.
Marty chats to Anne Durrity from Cork while on the trip.
Anne tells us about her Roman experience so far..............
What are we looking at now in Rome?
Look where Luca has brought us now.
A sweeping view of Rome is perfectly contained in the keyhole of a nondescript-looking door on the Aventine Hill.
The tour continues as we stop at a quiet clement' spot
What a great way to see this splendid city.
Hold on tight again.
Lets talk cars now with our man in Roma, Luca.
Hold on tight for the first part of our wonderful mini cooper tour of the city AKA
'The Italian Job' Mini Tours Rome!
Back on the roof as Rome comes alive!
Lets have a look and also talk about our visit to Tosca.Where we get to meet the beautiful Argentinian soprano Virgina Tola.
Look who we met at the Opera in Rome
Colm and Pauline.
Some of those who traveled with the
travel department for Tosca at the Rome Opera.
Marty in Rome! - An introduction.
Lets start up on the roof, overlooking the Vatican, why not!
Nevens Recipes - Family Classics
Sweet Roasted pork chops and aromatic fish cakes.
Neven's Recipes-Salmon and Cous Cous dishes.
Something really delicious and simple to make for this weekend or any day really.
Nevens Recipes - Back to School lunches.
Tuna, sweetcorn and pasta saladThis pasta salad is also good served hot and
appeals to children and adults alike. It will keep for up to 2 days in a
suitable container in the fridge and is a great store cupboard standby.
On a narrow side street over a sparkling water, Marty meets tenor Jean luca Terranova.
Jean luca Terranova talks about his life as a travelling tenor and working with the best including our own Celine Byrne.
Back on the culinary tour it's time for some beautiful cheese!
We are joined again by the wonderful Chiara Tosi our food Guide. The next stop is a little secret shop of delights on the back streets of Verona.
Sitting by Piazza Bra with thoughts of Chris Rea and that famous sports car!
Marty suggests a track that might bring you in spirit to the streets of Verona.
Behind the scenes at the Opera di Verona!
Marty joins his old friend and Trinity graduate Steffano Trespigi for an access all areas look behind the scenes at the Opera di Verona!
Visiting the Antica bottega del vino with Chiara.
Among the oldest and most prestigious restaurants in Italy, the “Bottega” has a long history that has its roots in the sixteenth century.
Marty meets the wonderful Chinese soprano He Hui.
A chance to speak to He Hui ahead of her performance in Madame Butterfly
at the Arena di Verona.
A quick stop for what else but a slice of pizza
Chiara Tosi Italian food specialist continues with Marty on the delicious tour.
How about a coffee to start! And lets meet Chiara Tosi our Guide.
The first part of a wonderful gastronomy walking tour of Verona including the historical center of Verona, the heart of the town.
Marty Live from Verona 2017 - The Introduction!
What a treat. Listen back here to the delicious bite size radio delights that Marty and the team prepared during their visit to beautiful Verona with the Travel Department.
Neven's Recipes: Salmon and Mushroom Pilaf
Delicious recipe that serves 6 to 8 people
Nevens Recipes - Peach tarte Tatin with Citrus mascarpone
This is a very impressive dessert to get done in such a short time, but it’s definitely achievable by using the ready-to-roll puff pastry. Look out for the all-butter version, which more supermarkets are now stocking.
Neven's Recipes - Asparagus Soup with Bellingham Blue and Croutons
Bellingham Blue has to
be one of the most divine cheeses in the world. Its layers of blue-veined
creaminess are both seductively rich and delicate, making it a perfect partner
Neven's recepies - Soy and honey salmon parcels with tenderstem broccoli
This can be done a day in advance and kept in the fridge. If anyone doesn’t like broccoli, you could happily replace it with asparagus or use courgettes cut into batons or slices, whichever you prefer. Also Neven’s fish pie.
Neven's Recipes - Two Chicken recipes.
Chicken thighs and also pesto stuffed breast with roast Mediterranean veg.
Marty meets Brendan de galli.
Listen back now to Marty chatting to Brendan about his new work Linger which is receiving great reviews and is on tour now. http://eriu.co/about-breandan/
Marty talks with Michael Colgan
Ahead of #BFP festival @GateTheatreDub
Neven's recipes - Roast Rib of Beef.
also mascarpone cheesecake with ginger and lime
Marty Meets Guy Garvey from Elbow.
The great Guy Garvey found time to drop into the studio in Dublin to talk Music, life and much more.
Neven's Recipes - Poached eggs with buttered muffins.
eggs with buttered muffins, ham and sautéed spinach. Also Bircher muesli.
Nevens Recipes - Spiced Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche and Toasted Almonds.
This delightful dessert will revive even the most jaded palate. The pears improve with keeping, making this an excellent dessert for entertaining. Choose fruit that is perfectly ripe but still quite firm so the flesh doesn’t go mushy while you are preparing them.
Patrick Bergin joins Marty in the studio for a chat. Do listen!
Irish actor Patrick Bergin pops into the studio in Dublin for a chat with Marty about many things, including a performance of the iconic Irish legend of the Children of Lir.
Nevens - Christmas Cake and pudding.
Make this cake as early as you can to allow the flavours to mature. Cake decorating ingredients will all be available in stores in the weeks coming up to the festive season.
Behind the scenes with 'Oliver' & The East Clare Musical Society.
Marty in the Morning went to see what it takes to put on a top class production of the famous musical. With the talents of the East Clare Musical Society. No shortage of talent there.
Neven's Recipes - Aromatic fishcakes & ...
Also Soy and honey salmon parcels with tender stem broccoli.
Neven's Recipes - Cake!
Carrot Cake with lemon scented frosting &
Pear, ginger and whiskey cake.
Nevens Recipes - Red onion marmalade.
Nevens Recipes - Red onion marmalade.This red onion marmalade can be used in so many different ways and it will keep happily for up to a month.
Neven's Recipes - Two different types of bread
Two different types of bread, wheaten and white soda.
Nevens Recipes - On a budget week 1 - Braised lamb shanks with carrots.
Serves 66 lamb shanks, well trimmed and
knuckles removed............see full recipe below.
Part 1- of the fascinating story of Margaret Burke Sheridan.
Marty is joined by author and biographer of 'Maggie From Mayo', who had a special place in the heart of Neapolitan opera.
Marty meets Kevin from Clonakillity!
Kevin had travelled to Naples with the Travel Department and describes the beauty of the Theatro San Carlo and gives a glimpse of it's history!
Down at the Port in Naples
There's a lot to be seen in and around the busy port and the near by shopping district.
Marty goes underground with tour guide Vitalli
Beneath the congested streets of Naples a modern transport system provides a contrast to the ancient history of the city.
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