Category Archives: Explore Italy

What is burrata cheese? (And how do you eat it?)

Balls of fresh cheese, known as burrata cheese, resting on a plate after being handmade in Italy

Burrata cheese is a fresh cheese from the region of Puglia in Italy, but to really understand what burrata is, you first need to know about stracciatella. “Stracciatella” is also a fresh cheese that comes from Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot. Stracciatella refers to “strips” and it literally is a cheese made from strips […]

How to Spend a Weekend in Chianciano Terme, Italy

Chianciano Terme Italy

Chianciano Terme is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. It’s hardly unknown – people have been coming to the area for literally millennia thanks to the healing powers of the mineral-rich water here. The Etruscans built a temple at the source and, in more recent history, in the 1960s there were lines 6,000 deep to wait […]

Torre Sant’Antonio: Charming Hotel in Tivoli

Tivoli is known for its Villas (Hadrian’s Villa and  Villa D’Este), as well as its medieval towers. While you can’t sleep inside the historic villas, you can now stay inside one of the many torre that dot the small city. Torre Sant’Antonio is a 700-year-old defensive tower, and as of June 2018 – it is […]