Category Archives: Explore Italy

A Weekend Trip to Casale Prato delle Coccinelle in Umbria

hand holding wine glass over Italian countryside

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 […]

The Olive Harvest in 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. […]

Wine Tasting Day Trip from Rome in Frascati, Italy

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 […]

Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano in Milan, Italy

Art collection in Milan, Italy

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 […]