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Wine, Work, Play and Love

Digital technology has made it possible for anyone to share an opinion about wine. This is not a bad thing. Nor are the many opportunities for...

An evening out in Milan

Looking for the chance to spend a magical evening in Milan? You might consider attending an opera at the famous Teatro alla Scala theatre in the...
Conturbante Gubbio, magnifica città medioevale umbra

Conturbante Gubbio, magnifica città medioevale umbra

Costruita sul pendio del Monte Igino e attraversata dal Camignano, Gubbio è una magnifica città medioevale umbra, ricca di storia e monumenti che da...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Stories of an architectural celebrity.

Recently I had the occasion to visit Pisa in Italy. It was out of season and a professional tour guide friend had said she’d show me the Campo dei...

Carciofi alla Giudia

A Cena restaurant in Portland Oregon, Chef: Gabriele Gabreski A Cena restaurant in Portland, Oregon embraces the notion that everyone should be able...

Rimini, amalgam of beach life and culture

Like many coastal resort towns around the world, Rimini has a row of hotels right on the sand. On the sandy beach that stretches the length of the...

11 Rules for Eating in Italy

Dining in Italy can delight your taste buds. Heck, food is the reason many folks travel to Italy in the first. But, the etiquette of eating in Italy...

Delicious fiori di zucca

In sunny months, Rome’s markets brim with orange-and-green zucchini blossoms. Romans stuff these fiori di zucca with a bit of melty cheese, frying...

Four Summer Festivals Locals Love in Italy

Festivals in Europe were once local affairs. Today, popular celebrations lure millions of visitors. With so many attending events like Carnival or...

A Cena in Portland embodies Italian culture

Starting with the name A Cena (come to supper), everything about the restaurant in Portland, Oregon is welcoming; it feels like you are being invited...

Verdi Revealed

Anyone who has had exposure to the world of opera has heard of the famous opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. Very likely, they have also heard of some of...

The giant hands of the Canal Grande

If you are traveling to Venice these days, you will notice something different in the Canal Grande: two giant hands are sticking out of the water and...

How to lunch like a local in Rome, Florence and Venice

It’s hard for travelers to Italy to encounter the country they’ve dreamed of. Anyone can cruise the Colosseum or stroll the Spanish Steps. What’s...

Gubbio's Corsa dei Ceri

On May 15 th the city of Gubbio celebrates La Corsa Dei Ceri, an ancient procession marking the eve of the death of Bishop Ubaldo Baldassini,...

Cherries and Cheesecake: a cherished Roman treat

When in Rome, eat ricotta cheesecake. Technically, ricotta is not a cheese. Meaning "re-cooked" in Italian, this fluffy latticino is a cheese by-...

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