In Italia: Table for two
Going to Rome for a romantic holiday? Here's a list of some of the most romantic dining spots in the capital. (via @ContextItaly on Twitter)
Italy bars TV cameras from Berlusconi’s ‘Ruby’ trial
A court has ruled that TV cameras won't be documenting the "Ruby" trial, set to begin next week in Rome.
Genoa, Italy’s Largest Little-Known City
Nice photo-filled overview of this big port city on the Ligurian coast (via @OneTravel on Twitter)
Rome: Come for the old, stay for the new
This post has some suggestions on more modern attractions in Rome – it's a good reminder that the Eternal City is by no means stuck in its ancient past.
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Episode 38: Being Vegetarian (& Dealing with Other Special Diets) in Italy
On this episode of Eye on Italy we chatted with two longtime expats in Italy who are vegetarian and (mostly) vegan to get their tips on how people with special diets can travel in Italy without eating something they'd rather not.
Elegy on the Adriatic
Really wonderful piece about the city of Trieste. Makes me want to go back…
The local and the tourist
This is a lovely post about (as the Italian-American author put it) "fitting in, and not" during a recent trip to Rome.
George Clooney & Cristiano Ronaldo named as witnesses in Berlusconi trial
As if the media circus around the courtroom won't be crazy enough, there's now potential that both actor George Clooney and famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo may be in the court as well? Oh, the madness of Silvio continues… (via @LifeinSicily on Twitter)
Lesson #9: Even If You’re Fluent, You’re Still Not
This is a guest post I wrote about my experience with the Venetian dialect. Italy's languages are fascinating, slightly different just a few KM down the road, and intensely frustrating for anyone who's made an attempt to learn Italian. I understood very little of what was being said that afternoon, but I still have fond memories of it!
Episode 37: Buying Property in Italy with Anthony Paonita
Have you ever dreamed of buying a house in Italy? Here's one person's experience doing just that – you might learn a little something about how it all works in Italy (it's different than the U.S.!).
Venice Campground: 4 places to pitch your tent
We don't normally think of camping in the woods when we think of visiting Venice, but there are a few campgrounds – yes, real campgrounds – around Venice that could be a good option for the serious budget traveler.