Monthly Archives: August 2008


Sicilian Granita: The Real Deal in Italian Ice

Semifreddo and gelato are all well and good, but for serious chilling out, Sicilians have another trick up their sleeves – granita! Unlike the icy-confection found elsewhere, Sicilian granita’s intensely pure, crystalline texture is far more divine than anything found off-island. Other Italian cities tout granita, but typically their goods […]


Nude Beaches in Italy: Yes, They Exist

Because Italy seems to be so dominated by the Catholic church, you might not automatically think that there would be a ton of nude beaches in Italy. But even though the Catholic homebase is in the country, and even though the vast majority of Italians self-identify as Catholics, they are […]