The holidays are not over yet and, before you enroll in the gym, there’s still time to try some Italian Traditional Holiday Sweets! These two recipes are perfect to celebrate the Befana, an italian feast that is celebrated on January 6th. The story tells about an old woman who brings sweets to all the good children. PANFORTE…

Tired of tourist traps and overpriced, unauthentic experiences? Want to do something unique and off the beaten path? Join us at the International Chamber Ensemble’s Evenings of Great Music concert series this summer. Held in the beautiful, baroque square of St. Ivo, talented musicians will be spending the night entertaining both locals and tourists alike.…

If you are traveling in Rome this summer I’m sure you will spend several long hours of your day braving the heat to explore the endless sights. Well, what sounds better than going home from sightseeing, taking a shower, putting on some nice clothes and going to a live concert in a beautiful courtyard? Whether…

Eat more pasta Eating in Rome is always exciting. The city is internationally recognized for its deep culinary history and people take trips here just to try the pasta. And now, let’s talk about intestines. That’s right. Delicious, yummy, formerly illegal offal. For the past 14 years EU law has forbidden the selling of ‘pajata’…

How to adjust your travel plans Early this morning, Thursday, May 7th, a fire broke out in Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. The fire started in the kitchen of one of the airport cafés in Terminal 3. Thankfully there were no serious injuries and the terminal was safety evacuated. When situations like this arise, travelers are always reminded that traveling, although certainly…

Looking for something fun to do near Mount Vesuvius? Why not have lunch at Cantina del Vesuvio and enjoy some locally produced wine and food! Taste, try and choose your favorites! Cantina del Vesuvio, a vineyard located in Naples, Italy, has been operating for more than 60 years. Their vineyard is located about 50 yards from…

A famous post-dinner alcoholic drink in Italy is limoncello, a shot made from alcohol, lemons, and sugar. It sounds simple, but it is a very extensive process. I had the opportunity to visit Sorrento, a small coastal town near Naples that is famous for their lemons, and see how the whole process works. It all…

The coffee culture in Italy is sacred and quite different from other countries. For example; it’s a rarity to sit down while drinking and it can actually cost you up to four times as much if you do sit down. Forget comfortable armchairs with free WiFi á la Starbucks. In fact, Starbucks dosen’t exist in…

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?!),…