Train, Car or Plane?

Train, Car or Plane?

Every time I plan a trip for one of my travelers, I advise a different method of transportation depending on the location where they’re going. Then, I often get the questions, “why can’t we rent a car?” or “why can’t we take the train?” The...

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La Settimana Bianca

La Settimana Bianca

Before we begin, what is the “white week?” Just like the name suggests, “la settimana bianca” is a week-long vacation that most Italians take every year in January or February to go ski with their family and friends immersed in the fluffy white...

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Easy Torrone Recipe

Easy Torrone Recipe

If you are feeling ambitious, you should try making last year’s recipe of the classic Pandoro Veronese; a must during the holidays for every Italian family. This year’s recipe is much simpler and really hard to mess up so get your hands chocolaty...

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Paolo & Francesca

Paolo & Francesca

The story of Paolo and Francesca is more than just a legend; their tragic love story still fascinates many people and has been the subject of many compositions by poets, musicians and writers; even Dante puts them in his “Divine...

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The Legend of Burano Lace

The peculiar nature of Burano, a charming island in the Venice lagoon, is engaging: small colorful houses, typical restaurants, and the voices of tourists wandering through shops, stalls, and lace shops, typical product of Burano’s economy...

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La Puglia

By now most of you know that my favorite region of Italy is Sicily; but close in second place comes the stunning region of Puglia. With miles of blue coastline, infinite olive groves and peculiar stone “huts,” the trulli, Puglia’s promise of...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Since 1909 the 8th of March has been International Women’s Day. How did this tradition begin? You may not know that this tradition began right here in the United States thanks to an initiative by the American socialist party. This news comes as a...

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