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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Once upon a time in Renaissance Italy, the wealthy and noble Pignolati family bought a piece of uninhabited farmland, on which they built an impressive village. Today, we call this village Verona. Now, through a path of monumental cypress and nestled among vineyards and olive groves, the magic truly remains intact at the Villa Cordevigo.
Once upon a time, deep in the heart of Florence, hidden away from the masses of tourists in the private Piazza Santa Elisabetta, there stood a gorgeous and classic building, now known as the Hotel Brunelleschi.