Travel

The Villa Giustiniani: a Family Home for Over 400 Years

March 2019 |
When you drive through the small agricultural villages of the Veneto, south of Venice, it all seems a little flat and uninteresting. However, this is an area rich in history and there are hidden gems to be discovered. If you blink while you’re...

IAMLA: the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

March 2019 |
The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) accomplishes its mission of exploring and spotlighting the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans in multi-ethnic Los Angeles and the U.S. through research, historic...

Valle d'Aosta and Its Sights and Flavors

March 2019 |
The Valle d’Aosta region is arguably the best representation of the beauty of the Italian Alps. Within this region, visitors are graced with spectacular views of the “giants of the Alps:” the tallest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, rising 15,777...

An Italian Landing in America

March 2019 |
Before coming to the U.S. some 30 years ago, I had studied English in high school. Learning it was relatively easy as it was one of my favorite subjects. So, I packed my suitcases with a good amount of confidence anticipating no major issues. I did...

La Città Sotterranea

March 2019 |
It was a stroke of luck when the crazy WWOOFing adventure that my sister Diana and I were on in Cancellara was suddenly cut short. We needed to find lodging quickly as the B&B in Salento, our next destination, wasn’t available yet. Luckily,...

Matera - 2019 European Capital of Culture

February 2019 |
Matera è stata designata  capitale europea della cultura 2019. Situata nella regione della Basilicata, la terza città più antica del mondo è oggi una delle destinazioni turistiche maggiormente alla ribalta in Italia. La città dei Sassi,...

I Love Ortigia

February 2019 |
There is a pearl, so rare and hidden, found in South Eastern Sicily. You hope it will never be spoiled by time and tourism, a sort of lifelong friend I must see every time I return to my home in Sicily. She never disappoints me, never lets me down,...

Le Furlane

February 2019 |
Se siete stati a Venezia vi sarà capitato di vedere ai piedi di qualche gondoliere particolarmente ligio alla tradizione o appese fuori dall’entrata di caratteristici negozietti,  delle pantofole/scarpe di velluto: le furlane. Queste calzature...

Travel Tips for Italy

January 2019 |
If you have traveled to Italy, I’m sure you are already familiar with the usual travel tips in the guidebooks such as: 1)    Be aware of your surroundings.2)    Don’t walk around with a map.3)    Keep...
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