Pizza with pork sausage and rapini. | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt, 2016

How About Some Super Healthy Greens on That Pizza Pie?

It’s hard to beat a well-made pizza margherita whose colors are the very symbol of Italy, but in the cool of autumn, I find myself craving a more...
White Truffle from Alba (Piedmont). Photo by Duchesse

Truffle time in Italy: Alba and other Festivals

Truffle lovers the world over look forward to truffle time in Italy. The Piedmont town of Alba is renown for its celebration which has been held...
Church of La Gran Madre in Turin, Italy. Photo by marcociannarel

Spooks in Italy: frightful Italian locations for this year’s Halloween

I’m a creature of the dark. No, nothing vampiresque or witchy in my statement, I just, quite simply, am naturally attracted to all that’s mysterious...
In recent years, the celebration of Halloween has made its way into Italy’s list of holidays

“Dolcetto o Scherzetto?” Trick or treat?

It is difficult to say exactly when vigilia d ’Ognissanti or Halloween first took hold in Italy. This spooky day seems to have floated into existence...
Blue jeans made their way back to Europe during the Second World War, when American soldiers would wear them while not in service

Blue Jeans: The American Symbol with Italian Roots

The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially “americana” than this? As pleasant as it may be, we...
Knowing that what you get in your plate is made with top notch ingredients, and the way it is supposed to by tradition makes Italian food more enjoyable

The Best Italian Food in the US

Eating genuine, authentic Italian food can be a struggle when you are not in Italy. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world...
Glass artist in his workshop in Venice : making glass beads in traditional style.— Photo by Elf+11

The magical world of Venetian glass bead making

Murano glassmakers created Gallileo’s first telescope lenses. They decorated the palaces of Europe with their breathtaking chandeliers and glittering...
50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part 1)

50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part one)

The Tuscan Muse will take us on a journey among the most interestings facts of Italy. Fitfy things which will follow in three parts. Trivia is always...
Agriturismi in Tuscany

Agriturismi in Tuscany

Our Tuscan Muse introduces the agriturismo, taking a tour around the Tuscan valley. Tuscany is one of the most prosperous agricultural regions in...
Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

According to an Italian research, pasta does not contribute to obesity, on the other hand it is in fact associated with a reduction in body mass...
Massimo Bottura with Robert de Niro are planning a new Refettorio in the Bronx which will open in early 2017.  Image by Massimo Bottura

When Talent Meets Charity: Massimo Bottura and Robert de Niro to Launch Charity Project in NYC

Think of Milan during the months of the Expo. Think of the incredible amount of food produced and consumed on its premises. Think also of the equally...
Is The Mediterranean Diet Still As Healthy As It Used to Be?

Is The Mediterranean Diet As Healthy As It Used to Be?

According to a research published on Clinical Nutrition ESPEN - one of the official publications of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and...
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

The Sicilian Connection: Dolce & Gabbana’s Inspiration has gone Global

Some say beauty is simple. But others contend it’s complicated. Can it be both? To enter into the sensuous curves of a Dolce & Gabbana design is...
Via dei Fori Imperiali Project to Make It Pedestrian-Site By 2017

Via dei Fori Imperiali Project to Make It Pedestrian-Site By 2017

Rome has approved a plan that will make Via dei Fori Imperiali as a pedestrian-only starting in 2017. Buses and taxis can now drive down the street...
Eataly Set To Open a New Store at the World Trade Center

Eataly Set To Open a New Store at the World Trade Center

Eataly has announced it will be opening a second New York City location at the World Trade Center on August 11. The store will debut a 40,000-square-...



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