I grew up in California in two different worlds. There was my city life – where I could walk to the mall or hop on the bus to the beach. And then there was my country life – where the nearest supermarket was a 30 minute drive away and functional internet was but a teenage […]
Category Archives: Explore Italy
Jimmy thinks I am a little bit crazy, but I told him that one of the reasons that I cannot imagine ever leaving Italy is because of olive oil. New olive oil is something I look forward to every year. And ever since I moved here, I have wanted to help with an olive harvest. […]
A new hotel in one of Florence’s oldest neighborhoods, Palazzo San Niccolò offers apartment style stays in a beautiful setting.
There are some wonderful wine bars in Rome, but nothing quite compares to raising a glass in the vineyard where it was produced. Luckily, Lazio’s reputation for quality vino is slowly improving and it is more than possible to escape the city for an afternoon at a winery. One of the best day trips from […]
There is no shortage of incredible museums in Italy. But while most people imagine strolling the halls of the Vatican or browsing through the renowned Uffizi, my favorite stops are always the house museums. In Rome, these include the H.C. Andersen Museum and Giorgio di Chirico House Museum by the Spanish Steps. On a recent […]
What to see, do and eat in the Sicily town of Cefalu and where to stay if you plan on making it more than a day trip from Palermo.
A look inside the Gelato Museum near Bologna, Italy
Day Trips from Rome, Explore Italy, Italy, Lazio
La Sonnina: A Day of Cheese Making in the Roman Countryside
A farmhouse near Rome that offers a range of educational classes (and meals!)