I think I can officially no longer call myself “not really a sports fan.” I’ve become quite attached to my Italian soccer team, and even more attached to the Italian national team – so I know that the next time I’m in Milan, I’m going to make a bee-line for […]
The murder of 21-year-old British exchange student Meredith Kercher shocked the university town of Perugia, not to mention all of Italy, last year. As of yesterday, the first defendant accused of her killing was convicted. Rudy Guede, a 21-year-old joint citizen of Italy and Ivory Coast, maintains his innocence despite […]
You may recall the post I did recently about some of the different pasta names in Italy, and you may have marvelled at the fact that there are reportedly more than 350 different shapes of Italian pasta. But if you’ve ever meandered the aisles of a supermarket in Italy, you […]
Knock, knock – Come on in! The site’s got a new name, and a new look. Let me show you around the new digs!
Some news from Italy for your Sunday reading pleasure: Y’know what happens when you dig for anything in Italy? You find ancient cities. Seriously, this is just crazy cool – renovating a rugby stadium in Rome led to the discovery of a series of tombs. I’m thrilled to learn that […]
I got this great question by email, and thought I’d answer it quickly and add it to my list of Italy Q&A posts. It’s from Jen, who says: We are planning our first Italy vacation for about 10 days. We are coming there with another couple and have our tickets […]
Eating local sometimes means trying a sweet treat that a town is particularly known for. It’s a tough job, but I’m willing to do it. For you.
Join Karen Landes for a tour of Naples’ historic main drag, Spaccanapoli, which dates back to Greek and Roman times.
Florence’s Duomo is always beautiful, but it’s particularly so when its red roof can be juxtaposed against a brilliant blue Florentine sky.
I say there’s nothing like a good food fight to make you feel like one of the locals, and the town of Ivrea in the North of Italy seems to agree. Every year in late February, residents of Ivrea take part in a carnival tradition which has been dubbed the […]