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…

LivItaly Tours and the kids from La Casa di Andrea at the Stadio Olimpico. At LivItaly Tours we have always loved calcio (soccer to the Americans out there, football to the rest of the world). Our love for Italy’s national sport, and specifically AS Roma, has led us to develop a tour where we offer…

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’…

April, the first full month of Spring! No April Fools here in Rome, we are officially enjoying warmer weather, longer days and outdoors aperitivo on sun-drenched cobblestone streets.  And that is not all! We bring you: Three events to look forward to in April in Rome This weekend is Easter Weekend. Join Pope Francis and…

Hooray! Spring is officially here. In Italy, Spring means fresh produce, and fresh produce means trying new recipes. Why don’t you try this one at home? Carciofi alla Giudia are a Roman classic that will instantly transport anyone who eats them to the cobblestone streets that weave around the Tiber river. These “Jewish-style” artichokes are fried…

Wait, what? There are Italian dishes you will not find in Italy? It is probably not surprising to hear that going to an Italian restaurant in America and going to an Italian restaurant in Italy will offer two completely different experiences. However, many Americans do not know that there are some favorite so-called ‘’Italian” dishes…

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…