• 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

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

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

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

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

Livon, the secret gem of Friuli

At my most recent Italian wine tasting, I immediately was confronted with a problem. After the first sip, I realized I had just destroyed my day of tasting.

Livon, the secret gem of Friuli2014-05-19T23:37:02+00:00

Chocolate Baci

Bacio, the Italian word for kiss (or baci which is kisses) famously lends its name to one of the most delicious and unique chocolates out there, made exclusively at the Perugina factory in Perugia, Umbria.

Chocolate Baci2014-05-09T00:44:28+00:00