The Curious Traveler

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:21
With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of Bologna…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 09/29/2021 - 03:03
As summer turns into fall, Italy’s harvest season begins. Experiencing it in first person, be it olive picking, grape picking or apple picking, is a wonderful…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:59
Welcome to the Hobbits’ Shire… of Abruzzo.  In the countryside of Bucchianico, near the town of Chieti, Nicolas Gentile is building his Halfling’s Shire,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:39
As the name implies, a ‘house museum’ is a house transformed into a museum. The house or building in question may have been the home of notable people, a noble…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/03/2021 - 08:04
Before she moved to Italy’s Val di Non, Silvia Tadiello didn't even know that Groppello di Revò existed. However, this obscure - to most - red wine produced in…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/02/2021 - 03:11
Michelangelo, the artist symbol of the Renaissance, is famous mainly for his work on the Sistine Chapel (ceiling and Last Judgement), and for the sculptures of…
Travel
by Luciana.Squadrilli | Wed, 08/25/2021 - 09:01
The grandiose staircase of the cathedral dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra—the most dazzling example of the 18th-century architecture that has earned the…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/17/2021 - 03:00
With the latest heat wave, dubbed Lucipher, sweeping across Italy, and temperatures easily reaching 40°C in cities, you may want to look for some respite from…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/13/2021 - 06:56
Perhaps few symbols have crossed different places, eras, and cultures as the labyrinth has.  If the labyrinth had a mostly mystical meaning in the classical…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 07/30/2021 - 02:40
Bologna’s train station, known as Bologna Centrale, is one of the busiest in Italy, being a strategic junction of Italy’s railway network; it stands at the…