The Curious Traveler

Language
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/26/2020 - 01:00
Yes, travel has had to come to a halt in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak (to focus on the silver lining, let’s not forget how good this is for…
Food + Wine
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:42
Lambrusco has long been the underdog of the Italian wine world, becoming its own worst enemy by flooding the market with treacly sweet and aggressively fizzy…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/12/2020 - 01:00
180 km from coast to coast, on foot, to discover a different Sicily, rural, wild, ignored by most. For enthusiastic walkers, and anyone willing to try…
Travel
by rebeccawinke | Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:01
“Etna giveth and Etna taketh away” is the mantra of the locals who have lived in symbiosis for millennia with this imposing volcanic peak—one of the most…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/04/2020 - 04:32
Nobody knew about it for hundreds of years. Then, in 1975, under the Medici Chapels in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, a tiny room was discovered. It…
Travel
by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 03/02/2020 - 04:15
Our slow travel contributor this early March is Rocky Ruggiero, his education and travel company Rocky Ruggiero, Making Art and History Come to Life™ offers …
Culture
by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:06
Julia Montforte was an American exchange student to Cuneo when she was in high school in 1976. When living in Cuneo, she discovered the small town of Garessio…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:38
Capodimonte is a distinctive style of porcelain that stands apart from all the other ceramic traditions of southern Italy. This delicate, ornate porcelain--…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:02
How do you express your feelings to your loved one in 2020? Do you sense a change of mood is in the air in this new decade? No more big boxes of chocolates; no…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/16/2020 - 23:01
One of Rome’s most mysterious places, the underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore is being restored and partially reopened to the public.  A place of worship…