Category Archives: Italy

Discover Ligurian Cuisine: Ristorante Pizzeria Da Alfredo

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Share it now!People amidst a small busy port coming and going, sipping apéritifs, meeting friends, and betrothed in fast paced conversation set the picturesque views of the shoreline in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. Locals and visitors alike go into the … Continue reading

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Discover Artisans and Food Traditions in Le Marche, Italy

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Share it now! Many visitors to Italy have enjoyed the wonders of Tuscany, but relatively few have discovered and experienced the unique charms of neighboring Le Marche. Le Marche is the region in east-central Italy nestled between Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Oasis: The Grand Hotel Miramare

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Share it now!When deciding where to stay in the Italian Riviera, think like a real estate agent, “location, location, location.” Imagine standing on a private balcony enjoying the cool sea breeze of the Gulf of Tigullio and the panoramic views … Continue reading

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10 Things You Must Eat at Your Tuscan Villa

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Share it now!Last week I wrote about staying at a Tuscan Villa in Italy where I enjoyed very authentic meals using ingredients that were grown on the farm or sourced from nearby villages. During the one week stay, I was … Continue reading

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A Week at a Tuscan Villa

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Share it now!Have you dreamed about renting a villa in Tuscany or going on a food tour in Italy? Both of these have been on my bucket list for quite sometime and it was a dream come true when I … Continue reading

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Read This Before You Rent a Car in Europe

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Share it now!Securing a vehicle for ground transportation at my destination is something I have done numerous times.  I research the rental companies as well as third party offers through Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, and other online agencies.  Careful consideration is … Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking with the Padlots

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Share it now!Picture my surprise when I was told that a group of 9 Italian men were coming over to cook dinner for us (a group of journalists) in Italy! The group is called Accademia del Padlot meaning the academy of … Continue reading

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Postcard Views of Portofino

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Share it now!Portofino is a small fishing village located on the Tyrrenian Sea in the Liguria region of Italy. Known for its picturesque harbor, it is a famous destination for vacationers and celebrity residents on the Italian Riviera. Portofino does … Continue reading

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Shells with gorgonzola and pistachios

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Share it now!You might think pasta, pistachios and the strong flavor of gorgonzola make for an odd combination, but it works! It is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. The dish is quite rich so I … Continue reading

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700 years of Tuscan wine making

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Share it now!I met world renowned 32nd generation Tuscan wine maker Diletta Frescobaldi in Florence, Italy last Fall. A soft spoken, petite Italian lady, she maintained a non flamboyant demeanor, for someone who owns of the most esteemed wineries in the world.

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