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

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

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

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