Take time to visit this tiny jewel in Florence: the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Literally meaning “Factory of Hard Stones”,
There was once a small town called San Pietro Infine. It nestled peacefully on a hilltop overlooking the lovely Liri valley,
Nestled among the rolling hills of southern Umbria is a winery which boasts an intriguing history: it represents a lifelong
You are wandering mapless through the maze of narrow, winding Venetian streets and passages, hopelessly lost but enjoying the adventure.
Turin has many small neighborhood markets, just like any other Italian town. But THE market is called Porta Palazzo, after
There is an engaging little museum nestled in the heart of the Venetian dolomites, ski country. The theme of the
Grappa is an acquired taste. A marc based distilled beverage (80 to 90 proof), it was originally made in (or
Bologna is a beautiful, old city, not to be missed, not only because of its great sights, but also because
The Frilli family of Florence has been producing sculptures since 1860, soon becoming the world’s most important supplier of high
SPRINKLED WITH SUGAR?! Well, that‘s the way they do it in this ancient Etruscan town, at their yearly fritter festival.
You either love them, or hate them. Eels are a much maligned fish (for fish they are), even among Italians.
The Via Lagrange was once known for its high quality food shops and their magnificent displays of produce. You could
After you’ve had your espresso and worked up an appetite contemplating some of the wonderful food shops, take a break
Apparently, Henry James claimed that Turin is not a city to make a fuss about. He couldn’t have been more
“Here we still do everything by hand, placing the pieces in the wood fired kiln one by one. That’s 20,000
Not far from Trapani (Sicily) a lovely, winding road meanders up a mountain that overlooks the sea, and at the
Redomante Pappi, owner of a magnificent delicatessen, manages to combine gastronomy and art. Together with his wife and daughter, he
For more than 50 years the exuberant sisters Bruna and Romola Bera have been here, at first selling only milk
An exploration of gastronomic delights in Torino wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a bakery. Everywhere in Italy bread
Markets are ubiquitous in Italy. Every town has several, and even the tiniest village boasts at least one. They offer
Possagno, a small town (p. 2000) in the foothills of the alps near Venice is the birthplace of a sculptor
The beautiful church of Santa Maria della Salute owes its origin to a dreadful event: the plague of Venice in