Luciana Squadrilli

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Food and travel writer born in Naples and based in Rome, Luciana Squadrilli loves to discover her own country's hidden treasures, as well as the rest of the world. She worked for several years at Gambero Rosso, one of Italy's leading Food&Wine publishers, writing about food, restaurants and travel. Since 2020 she is Senior Editor at Food&Wine Italia ans she alsoworks as a free lance journalist, writer and food critic, contributing to several Italian and international guides, websites and magazines. Pizza and extra virgin olive oil are her favourite subjects but she is always keen to pack her bags to discover new places and flavours. She co-authored Marketing del Gusto, a marketing and communication handbook for the food business.

Articles by Luciana.Squadrilli

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:08
To many people, cooking is considered an art. To others, comparing the two realms of human skill and imagination is more of an outrage. And in Italy,…
Tue, 04/26/2022 - 04:24
Just like the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, one could ask the same of bread or pizza.   A type of flatbread resemblin…
Thu, 03/17/2022 - 03:50
Among the food world’s unwritten "rules" is that hotel restaurants are great for business lunches and annual events but aren't always known for enligh…
Wed, 01/26/2022 - 09:40
If you consider yourself a bookworm who prefers comfortable and cozy locations to dive into your next read – then these literary hotels in Italy need…
Wed, 12/15/2021 - 09:42
“Doesn’t everybody want to be Italian?” This is the starting point – as well as the final words – for Maria Pasquale's new book How to be Italian,…
Tue, 12/07/2021 - 04:50
It is safe to say that Italy is just as fascinating in winter as during the sunny months. The cooler season may cast a melancholic shade on the usuall…
Thu, 11/04/2021 - 15:40
For many people Sardinia is mostly known for its stunning beaches and coastlines, invariably linked to the image of luxurious seaside resorts and plus…
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 18:30
Imagine a place with enchanting mansions and their own private piers, luxury hotels, and panoramic campsites, romantic lakeside promenades, or bike tr…
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 earne…
Mon, 08/09/2021 - 09:41
“Let’s go for a chiancata”: this is how an invitation for a stroll through Putignano’s old town is often extended. It refers to the path traced by the…
Thu, 07/01/2021 - 02:50
Named Italian Culture Capital for 2022, the small island of Procida is somehow a thing apart from the larger and more famous Flegrean Islands off the…
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 10:04
If you’ve ever heard of (or sampled) the Roman specialty “pinsa”, it was probably accompanied by tales of its ancient origins linked to the Roman empi…
Wed, 05/12/2021 - 12:19
Rome has several train stations and many trains hailing from other Italian cities stop at its two largest rail hubs: Tiburtina and Termini. The latter…
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 atmosphe…
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 lin…
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 04:22
Once upon a time Salina was considered the “lesser” of the Aeolian islands despite being the second biggest after Lipari with three different comuni o…
Mon, 08/17/2020 - 10:24
Summer 2020 is hotter than ever in Italy. Well, to be honest the actual temperatures range from average to extremely hot in the city, tolerable at the…
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 03:04
Choosing a dramatic location – such as one of the many dreamlike spots along the beautiful Costiera Amalfitana – and the right dress are crucial key-p…
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:30
Your wedding day is for sure one of the most important days of a person's entire life. And getting married in Italy, be it in a fairytale hamlet up on…
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:46
Rome wasn’t built in a day. One day – or even one week – is not enough to visit the magnificent capital city of Italy and discover its many souls: fro…