The Curious Traveler

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…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/09/2020 - 00:00
We can never write enough about Abruzzo and its many beautiful places. Save these ideas for your next trip! Rocca Calascio Standing atop a hill at 1,460…
Culture
by Luciana.Squadrilli | Wed, 10/07/2020 - 06:20
Let me confess: although I have called Rome "home" for almost twenty years now, I have never visited the Vatican Museums. Too many crowds too many lines, too…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/01/2020 - 00:00
Did you know the word ‘quarantine’ comes from Italy?  From Venice to be precise.  “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:32
There’s only one railway station in Venice, so why, as trains roll into the station, don’t the signs just say VENEZIA? Instead they say VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA,…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since 1923,…
Travel
by rebeccawinke | Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:00
From the pristine Tirino Valley to the towering heights of Gran Sasso: an eco-sustainable itinerary in one of Italy’s most picturesque corners. Known as the “…