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by Kristie Prada | Thu, 03/21/2019 - 03:46
While the North of Italy is well known for gems such as Milan, Venice and the lake district. Few are aware of the stunning area of Lombardy called Valtellina.…
Culture
by rebeccawinke | Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:24
Naples is known for its delectable street food, from iconic pizza al portafoglio (wood-fired Neapolitan pizza folded twice into a handy triangle) to…
Culture
by kristinmelia | Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:30
Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 02/12/2019 - 03:23
Probably the first thing people think about when Valentine's Day is mentioned is a loving couple, and Italy has the most famous couple of all, Romeo and Juliet…
Food + Wine
by Francine Segan | Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:48
Emilia-Romagna is home to one of Italy’s oldest springs: Galvanina, which is located in the town of Rimini, birthplace of famed director Federico Fellini. The…
Culture
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 01/17/2019 - 03:25
One of the most perplexing and, often, disappointing discoveries when visiting central Italy—including Umbria and vast swaths of Lazio, Tuscany, and Le Marche…
Culture
by Francine Segan | Fri, 10/05/2018 - 03:59
-1- Drink wine! The ancient Romans thought that wine was essential to good health because they considered it an aid to digestion. They also thought that…
Culture
by Francine Segan | Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:40
Dinner in antiquity was almost always a social affair shared with a few close friends at someone’s home.  The ancient Romans thought that the ideal number of…
Culture
by Francine Segan | Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:55
Chocolate’s history, beginning with its "discovery," is uniquely tied to Italy, responsible for many chocolate firsts.  Chocolate’s journey to the Old World…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Wed, 08/22/2018 - 23:53
Even if you don’t know anyone who’s ever been to Elba, and you’re unsure exactly where it is on a map, you’re sure to know its most famous resident. Napoleon…