Pasta: the wonder food making potentially two-thirds of any Italian’s diet, has quite an interesting biography. By now it’s so common that you can find it practically anywhere in the world, but where did it come from and was it always so relatively cheap and easy to get? You might be surprised…read on! Italian pasta…

When one mentions Italy, one of the first things to surely come to mind is its vino. And for good reason. The country is the largest producer of wine in the world and wine grapes have been cultivated in the region for over 2800 years! Such a long history of viticulture has given birth to…

If you are coming to Rome this summer, especially from July through August, be prepared for the city’s infamous heat and humidity! Be sure to pack light clothing and drink plenty of water. On this point, two quick tips: 1) If you plan on going inside St. Peter’s Basilica make sure you bring extra clothing…

Rome you will find countless souvenir shops and trinket stands filled with Rome “memorabilia”: I (heart) Rome tees, Colosseum key chains, fake statue busts of Augustus Caesar, snow-globes of St. Peter’s Basilica, Romulus and Remus magnets , “La Dolce Vita” coffee mugs, Italy photo calendars of every kind, and much, much more…well…junk. Yes, don’t get me…

One of the many highlights to any trip to Italy should be the restaurants in which you eat. Italians take their food very seriously. Centuries upon centuries of perfecting their gastronomy has resulted in one of the best and most recognizable cuisines in the world. If you are a fan of Italian food (who isn’t?!),…

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