The Curious Traveler

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:00
If you’ve been to Venice, you may or may not have noticed two columns on the Doge Palace’s loggiato looking a different color from all others (if you haven’t…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 00:00
In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest…
Life + Style
by mackayjamie32 | Tue, 11/24/2020 - 04:45
A few years ago now a Florentine friend gave me one of the simplest and most useful travel tips I’ve ever received. When moving around Italy, he recommended,…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 11/17/2020 - 06:26
There is one Italian destination in Lonely Planet’s just released annual Best in Travel 2021 list: and that is ‘Le Vie di Dante’ (Roads of Dante) in the ‘…
Travel
by Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 11/13/2020 - 00:58
For Italian-born, U.S.-based Alessandro Concas Sr., teaching the Romance language through his Serata Italiana (Italian Evening) initiative is all about heart,…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 11/04/2020 - 00:00
Known by worshipers around the world as the ‘Franciscan Bethlehem,’ the Sanctuary of Greccio is one of the four sanctuaries erected by St. Francis in the so-…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/29/2020 - 01:00
When in Rome, you may want to head off the beaten track from time to time. You’ll discover sights and neighborhoods rarely mentioned on guidebooks, and they…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/22/2020 - 00:00
The Pietra di Bismantova is not just any mountain. The massive rock’s flat shape is so particular, as it rises, majestic, solitary, from the surrounding plains…
Travel
by Luciana.Squadrilli | Wed, 10/21/2020 - 09:48
Depending on your age, and how deep your knowledge of Italian movie and pop culture is, the Italian city of Rimini brings to mind a visionary atmosphere of…
Food + Wine
by phoebejessicahunt | Tue, 10/20/2020 - 05:21
Nowadays, when Michelin-starred chefs garnish a dish with delicate nasturtium flowers or wild fennel, it’s difficult to imagine these foraged goodies in any…