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L’arte sa nuotare

Art knows how to swim!  In Florence, a street artist known only as Blub has taken to transforming classic works of art into comical satire these last couple of years. Blub's

L’arte sa nuotare2020-04-24T12:51:33+00:00

Otranto: Italy’s Combative Gem

As summer weather quickly approaches (finally!), it is only normal to begin daydreaming about the crystalline coasts of Puglia.  Full of beautiful beachside towns on both the Adriatic and Ionian

Otranto: Italy’s Combative Gem2020-04-24T12:57:55+00:00

Napoleon’s Mountain

As much as we appreciate 5* continuous ridiculous luxury (and you know we do), sometimes a taste of authentic local life can be more memorable and rewarding than any gold plated Louis XIV indulgence.

Napoleon’s Mountain2020-04-24T14:32:11+00:00

Orecchiette

One of our very favorite pastas hails from the heel of the boot of Italy. Roughly translating into "little ears", Orecchiette are tiny cups of pasta joy, allowing an abundance of flavors to envelop your palate, and acting as perfect little sauce saucers with every bite.

Orecchiette2020-04-24T14:37:24+00:00

Striking Water is the New Striking Gold

Sulfur is the name of this game. The intoxicating, sweet, delicious, and simultaneously embarrassing oh no wait it’s just the sulfur smell kind of game.

Striking Water is the New Striking Gold2020-04-24T15:10:54+00:00

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Most people believe the Immaculate Conception honors the arrival of Jesus in the womb, but today, we celebrate the creation of the Virgin Mary!

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception2020-04-24T15:10:58+00:00

A Sparkling Sicilian

There are many types of Italian sparkling wine, but they all can set the perfect mood for any celebration!

A Sparkling Sicilian2020-04-24T15:12:10+00:00

Expo 2015

Milano teems with life, currently preparing for the World's Fair (aka Expo) to be held right outside of city center in 2015. The feast begins in May and we will be ready. Will you?

Expo 20152020-04-24T15:14:51+00:00

Norcia and its Piggies

Sausages, salumi, prosciutto, and truffles, oh my! Dare to believe in magical land of Norcia.

Norcia and its Piggies2020-04-24T15:36:09+00:00