The Curious Traveler

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…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:04
Two Italian regions and one city made The New York Times’ recently released annual list of 52 places to go in the coming year. According to The New York Times…
Travel
by Hannah Hartsig | Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:08
Travel can be a paradox - we want to experience somewhere new, but we want to experience it as though it isn’t new at all.  We spend countless hours curating…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
Along the western bank of the Arno river, slightly outside the historic center in south-eastern Florence, where few visitors venture, is Anconella Park,…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/07/2020 - 05:54
Set in a beautiful natural landscape between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic Sea, the medieval town of Piobbico boasts an unusual title: it promotes…
Food + Wine
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:47
With the Christmas and New Year season drawing in, there are many reasons to seek out the nearest pub or bar in Italy. A well-earned break between Christmas…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/12/2019 - 00:18
Most visitors to Emilia-Romagna associate the Parma area with ham and cheese, and rightly so; it’s the heart of production of the prized Prosciutto di Parma…
Travel
by Georgette Jupe | Wed, 12/04/2019 - 03:11
Traveling by train in Italy is one of the best ways to move within the boot and luckily for passengers, there are some seriously scenic routes that one can…