• Lago del Belvedere in Villa Pamphili

Visit Villa Pamphili!

Lago del Belvedere in Villa Pamphili Come take a stroll with me as I wander through the beautiful park of Villa Pamphili.  Still virtually unknown to tourists,

Visit Villa Pamphili!2021-01-24T16:49:05+00:00

Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana

Artichokes or Carciofi are an odd ingredient; you either love them or you hate them.  They make virtually all types of wine taste water-like or bitter.  They take an age

Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana2021-01-25T20:48:35+00:00

CappucciNOPE

Religion, politics, and...cappuccino?  You may think one of these is not like the other, but nothing will tear apart an Italian dinner table faster than an uncultured American ordering a

CappucciNOPE2021-04-01T10:52:26+00:00

The Leaning Tower of…Venice?

If I told you about the Leaning Tower of Burano, you'd probably think that I misspoke.  Much like an older sibling that gets all of the praise, the Tower of

The Leaning Tower of…Venice?2021-01-25T20:34:23+00:00

Borghi Più Belli

In 2001, Italy had a dream.  Tired of hearing the same old Rome, Florence, Venice stories from excited, wide eyed travelers, the Italian Tourism Board and National Association of Italian

Borghi Più Belli2021-01-25T21:21:42+00:00
  • Carbonara alla Collegio

Our bastardized version of Spaghetti alla Carbonara

My favorite pasta and perhaps one of largest contributors to my Botticelli Belly has to be the Roman classic: Spaghetti alla Carbonara.  Also known as the go-to dish when you've

Our bastardized version of Spaghetti alla Carbonara2021-01-26T20:08:49+00:00

Murano glass: the (semi) lost art

The beauty, the delicacy, the exquisite luxury of Murano glass; even if you're not so sure what it is, you've certainly heard of the name.  Named after the little island

Murano glass: the (semi) lost art2020-04-24T12:48:23+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

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