Category Archives: Explore Italy

Does L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples Live Up to the Hype?

My first few months of living in Italy were confusing. I had just left my career and my home. I did not speak the language. I met the man who would eventually become my husband, but I had no idea if he even liked me at that point. I had never spent Christmas away from […]

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

white truffles of Tuscany

I have to admit, I didn’t take it real well when our plans to go truffle hunting in Le Marche fell through because of rainy weather. We ended up having a local adventure, but I wanted to eat truffles, dammit. So when the first day of spring arrived with sunshine, we headed out to the hills […]

Florence as a Day Trip from Rome

As much as I love to plan, life sometimes gets in the way. That is how a recent weekend away in Florence turned into a day trip. Luckily, Florence is an easy day trip from Rome. Just 1.5 hours away by (fast) train, the city is accessible if you are craving a break from Rome, or […]

Watching the Battle of the Oranges in Ivrea, Italy

On the train back to Rome, we were covered in orange juice. It had soaked our jeans and it was in our shoes. We were still processing what exactly had just happened. We survived our first Carnevale d’Ivrea. The plan came into being rather quickly and it started with a link. Five crazy Italian festivals […]