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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Trevi Fountain Fun Facts!

Trevi Fountain Fun Facts!

Trevi Fountain if the biggest fountain in Rome; however, it is sometimes hard to find as it is hidden between the buildings of the small Piazza di Trevi. Its name comes from Tre Vie (three streets) and refers to the location where the three roads...

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Benvenuto Autunno!

Benvenuto Autunno!

Every season has its charm, but for many fall is the most beautiful one, both for its glowing colors and for the nice cool breeze that finally sweeps away the muggy heat of summer. Obviously, depending on where you live, fall could have already...

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Marmellata di fichi

Marmellata di fichi

September is the month that marks the transition from the summer heat to the autumn breeze, and so we like to rediscover more satisfying dishes and flavors, thanks to seasonal fruits and vegetables. The stars of the table are grapes...

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The Italian “Sagre”

The Italian “Sagre”

Italy is certainly known to be a country rich of historical, architectural and cultural marvels; but among everything else it is first and foremost the kingdom of delicious, healthy, and fresh food. And what better way to celebrate this...

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Venice Film Festival 2020

Venice Film Festival 2020

The Venice International Film Festival is one of the first – and most famous – festivals of world cinema (alongside with the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, also known as the “Big Three”). Its official...

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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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