Most of the gelato-philes I know have a signature flavor combination they get, most often when trying out a new gelateria, which they use to judge how good a place is. For many of my friends, one of those flavors is chocolate. So, when I first got my home ice […]
When you think of Venice, what do you think of first? Certainly, the canals and Venice gondolas come to mind quickly, but almost as quickly you’ll get images of people in gorgeous and elaborate costumes – complete with ornate masks – as they celebrate Carnevale each year. While Carnevale (Carnival […]
Rome may be unique in the world, but it’s like many of the other big tourist cities in some ways. One of those similarities is that most of the super-budget accommodation options are within a stone’s throw from the city’s main train station. I’m only partly kidding when I say […]
As a schoolkid in the United States, I distinctly remember learning precisely what all the symbolism of the U.S. flag meant – the stripes, the stars, and the colors. But for some reason, it didn’t occur to me until recently that there was probably similar meaning behind the design and […]
Visitors to Venice, especially those who are traveling to this famous canal city for the first time, generally want to make their homebase a hotel that’s as close as possible to the center of activity. And while Venice is easily walkable so that just about any hotel is going to […]
I love Italian music – this playlist includes some of my favorites and many Italian classics as well.
Anyone who’s spent any time in Italy knows that just about every town of even a modest size has a fountain or two decorating one side of a piazza or garden. But very few fountains have the international fame of the Trevi Fountain in Rome – this is a fountain […]
Thanks to a fellow Italophile I follow on Twitter, I got to enjoy this delightful Monty Python sketch this morning while I had breakfast. And although I’m a Monty Python fan, I’d never seen this one before. Enjoy! An Italian Language Class in England
Italy’s national sport is fun enough to follow for the sport alone, but it’s even more interesting to pay attention when the players are as hot as these guys.