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

The Wine Bus

Once upon a time in Campania, I was escorted, wined, and dined around this lush and beautiful region by the King himself!  Well, not the real king, but the monarch

The Wine Bus2020-04-24T15:32:23+00:00

Teatro del Silenzio

The virtually unknown Tuscan town of Lajatico has many unique perks: an odd name, prolific art from an eccentric designer, an immensely famous theater, and it's the birthplace of one of Italy's most beloved celebrities, Andrea Bocelli.

Teatro del Silenzio2014-05-21T01:01:47+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