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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 and food is damn good. In its simplest form, happy hour, or...

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 stand at the counter and enjoy the bitter drink and in...

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 Italian thing: Food. Of course visitors eat– and eat a lot, but...

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 of the mountain away. Strong winds carried massive clouds of volcanic...

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 day trip. But, if you’re on a whirlwind tour of Europe...

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 and Florence. Italy has 20 distinct regions, each with its own culture,...