Italy Travel News 08/30/2010

  • Mushroom hunter “massacre” claims 18 lives in Italy

    Okay, that title is clearly designed to draw you in, and it works – but there isn't someone out killing mushroom hunters. It's that mushroom hunters have gotten either careless or are trying to be too stealthy for their own good (or a combination of both), which has resulted in 17 people dying over the course of 9 days as they foraged for mushrooms in Italy. (via @vagabondish & @SEASunDodger on Twitter)

  • Book Giveaway: 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

    If you haven't yet won a copy of "100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go" in one of the various giveaways that have been going on, pal Michelle has another giveaway for the book (and 3 other Italy titles) going on right now.

  • Episode 15: Ferie « Eye on Italy Podcast

    The Eye On Italy podcast has been on a bit of a vacation the last few weeks (perhaps you noticed?), but Sara & I recorded a quick update podcast last week to let you know why we've been off the air – and what we've got coming up for you.

  • Online resources – Typing accents

    You may already know my fondness for for all kinds of Italian translation stuff (they have other languages, too), but the site also has forums – and this particular thread is fantabulous in that it's full of all kinds of OTHER links to useful language resources. It's a resource of resources. Who doesn't love that?




    Europe's first guide to beer, according to the website, comes from Italy – a country more known for its wine and coffee. It's only in Italian, but if you're an Italophile who loves beer this might be the guide for you.

  • Food Allergies and Tuscan Restaurants

    There's handy information here if you have any kinds of food allergies (including some Italian phrases to say you're lactose intolerant, among other things) and it's applicable whether you're in Tuscany or elsewhere in Italy.

  • Gita Italiana 2010: How to Really Love Assisi

    My friend Michelle has a little "tour of Italy" going on over at her site, and in this post it's all about a city I still have yet to visit – Assisi!

  • Mario Batali’s Eataly, a 50,000 Sq. Ft. Italian Culinary Funhouse


    Eataly has opened in New York. This fact, plus the super-cheap flights to Italy from New York area airports, means I am now more envious than ever of people who live in New York. (via @Scordo on Twitter)

  • On the Street….Italian Bling, Florence

    Oh, Sartorialist. How we love you for your ability to get normal people to pose for pictures and look like freaking models. Here's your average working man in Florence, Italy. (via @michellefabio on Twitter)

  • On the Street….Viale Piave, Milano

    And if that wasn't enough for you, here the Sartorialist has captured on film a commuter in Milan. He makes both the suit and the old bicycle look oh-so-good.