Italy

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What a Tractor Accident in Sicily Taught Me About Kindness

Usually when someone tells you about their favorite trip or travel memory it involves a bucket list location, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or...

An Unlikely Little Italy

Volpi Food’s original storefront is small on the inside. The glass deli counter is full of soccer ball sized cured meats waiting to be sliced...

The Side of Florence You’re Missing

Florence, Italy is a beautiful city with a hidden soul, a soul buried beneath nearly 10 million annual tourists. Struggling to keep its identity...

Wild Boar and Italian Food: It’s a Delicacy but it’s also Destructive

Wild boar meat, found in stews and pasta dishes in Tuscany, has been used as a component of the region’s hearty cooking for centuries....

Is the Italian Happy Hour Better than the American Version?

Italians know how to unwind. Their version of happy hour is a slightly more distinguished, relaxing affair than its American counterpart– and the booze...

Your Guide to Coffee in Italy (What Not to Order)

Coffee is serious business in Italy. The drink is ubiquitous, as easily found as wine. The winding streets are filled with cramped stores where patrons...

How to Eat like an Italian

Billions of visitors descend on Italy every year, rushing from site to site. But most of these people miss out on the most quintessential...

Herculaneum: a Pompeii Preserved in Mud Instead of Ash

At precisely one in the afternoon on August 24, 79 A.D., near present-day Naples, Italy, Mount Vesuvius erupted with a fury that blew two-thirds...

Rimini, Italy– an Underrated Port Town

Even the name is romantic. Rimini. It rolls off the tongue in a most Italian way. The seaside town Rimini, Italy demands more than a...

Areas of Italy You’re Missing Out On

Sure, you’ve seen the pictures of Portofino and you’ve heard of Tuscany and Sicily, but there is a lot more to Italy than Rome...

Your guide to the best salami

Salumi is a staple of Italian cuisine and no, that isn’t a typo. Salumi is the Italian word for cured meat. The plural form...

This is the freshest food you’ll ever eat

Three weeks in Florence, Italy and I was ready to get out. The city itself is a bastion of renaissance art and architecture, deliciously...

The Changing Food Scene of Italy

Are the food traditions of Italy changing irrevocably? Italians are proud of their culture and maintain that their traditions will endure, but there are...

Tap into a great time in Florence

There are tap houses in Florence that provided, not beer, but wine. The concept of wine “alla spina” or on tap, is common in...

Discover Italy’s lesser known regions

The first thing you need to know about Italy is that it's split into 20 distinct regions. Each region of Italy is unique. Italians...

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