One of the most well-known antipasto (starter dishes) in Italian food is bruschetta. The name “bruschetta” was thought by some to have originated from the the tool that farmers used to brush horses. Tuscans believe that the name is derived from the word “bruscare”, which means “to toast.” The original bruschetta was simply bread toasted…

Summer in Rome, Italy is similar to the dreamlike sequences of nostalgic memories in films. June through September in the historic city provides visitors with the opportunity to take part in all possible activities from picnicking in one of the many picturesque parks to exploring the historical sites in and around the city. Below are…

What comes to mind when you think of Italy? The extensive history, the tremendous architecture, the extravagant art, and most importantly the delicious food! Italy is famous for their decadent dishes: pizza, pasta, gelato. This is reason enough to book a trip to Italy ASAP. If you are visiting Italy in the near future, or…

Rome, capturing the attention of 7-10 million tourists every year, The Eternal City is bursting with history, art, and delicious food.  Being in the spotlight for century’s you would think all of Rome’s secrets are revealed to the public eye. But there are lots of lesser-known stories about the city that you may not have…

Italian food, known for it’s flavor-filled taste, has been influential to culinary preparation across the globe, especially in the United States. Their secret? Rather than covering up the taste of the food with copious amounts of seasonings, they rely on fresh ingredients, often only between 2-4 per dish. The same can be said for their…

Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or history, the Dolomites in northeast Italy offers it all. Part of the Southern Limestone Alps, these “pale mountains” are full of unique attractions. Popular Dolomites attractions include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling, and sightseeing. In the spring, summer, and fall, visitors come for hiking, climbing, biking, base…

When you think about Italian Renaissance sculpture or architectural adornments fashioned of marble, without knowing, you’re likely envisioning Carrara marble. The Tuscan city of Carrara is found in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana and has become famous for it’s white marble. Carrara marble has been quarried from the same mountains for…

Italian cuisine is known for its flavorful, elegant dishes made with just a few simple tasty ingredients. Unlike in other countries where you can get most of the countries food all over, in the different regions in Italy, there are very typical food that come from this area that you need to try while you’re…

Most people associate Italian Renaissance artists with the magnificent works that they created throughout their time inducing; Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris & The Last Supper in Milan, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican. What people don’t realize are the artist’s bad tempers that arose when something didn’t go according to plan…

When you think of Italy, you can’t help but think of the great food that comes from there. From pasta to cannolis, Italy has made an exceptional name for itself in the food industry. One particular food that comes to mind when thinking of Italian cuisine is pesto. Originating in Genoa, the northern region of…

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