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Explore Italy, Sicily

Sicily’s Unique Chocolate and Meat Cookies

In Italy, it seems like there are countless regional specialties depending on what small village you happen to be passing through. Some are well known like the porchetta of the Roman countryside, but others are so specific to the tiny towns that you almost have to be there to discover them. Then there are a few that become notorious, like the meat and chocolate cookies from Modica in Sicily. Yes,…

coffee, Italy, Life in Italy

Marocchino: Italy’s answer to chocolate coffee

I can’t really recommend a caffè corretto but I am here to say that you can easily stray from the usual espresso or cappuccino into pure Italian coffee bliss. For that perfect pick-me-up, there is the marocchino. You also totally look like you know what you are talking about if you order a marocchino. A marocchino is a layered espresso-based coffee. If there is any chocolate syrup on hand, this…

close up of italian marocchino coffee cup in glass with layers of chocolate
Rome

Grezzo: Vegan Gelato and Raw Chocolate in Monti, Rome

Let's be honest: I hear "Monti," then "gelato" and "chocolate" and my brain is like HELL YEAH. Then I hear "vegan," and "raw," and the music ringing in my ears comes to an abrupt close. What? Vegan gelato in Rome? Gelato is one of those things where I don't like to mess around. But I was willing to risk Grezzo - Monti's buzzing raw chocolate shop. The shop is completely animal-product-free,…

Gelato, Rome, Rome Restaurant Reviews

Chocolate Covered Gelato at Frigidarium

Fall is in the air, with winter just behind it. This new and welcome layer of crispness has sent me dreaming of seasonal delights. One thing that is always in season? Chocolate covered gelato. Have I mentioned the Irishman? Well, whenever he fancies a pint, I try to persuade him to head to the pub that is directly across from chocolate covered gelato. I leave him to his Guinness and I can then…

Italian Nightlife, Rome Restaurant Reviews

Books, Booze and Chocolate

Books, wine and chocolate may very well be my three favorite things in the world. In that order.  Being able to have all three at the same time?  I want to go to there. There is a bar in the Trastevere area of Rome that has hit upon the trifecta: putting a bar in a bookstore and then serving drinks from said bar in edible chocolate shot glasses. Yeah. You…

Emilia-Romagna, Explore Italy, Italy

A Guide to Parma, Italy

Located in northern Italy in the foodie-rich region of Emilia-Romagna, Parma is a wonderful destination for those who appreciate art, architecture and Italian food. The city is probably most famous for Parma ham (prosciutto) and sits at the gateway to the area which produces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar. In addition to the wonderful Italian delicacies, there is plenty to do and see in Parma, Italy. The small city has…

Rome

Things to Do in Rome in Spring

Spring in Rome is pure magic. Yes, there can be a bit of rain, but the new season brings longer, sunnier days and happier moods to the Romans who are ready to finally put their puffy jackets away for a few months.  The season is one of holidays - from Rome's birthday to the widely celebrated Easter festivities. It is also a moment for exploring some of the city's most…

Rome, Rome Hotels

The Most Romantic Hotels in Rome (2019)

Coming to bella Roma with that special someone? Or even looking for where to stay on your Roman honeymoon? The first step to setting the mood is to check-in at one of the most romantic hotels in Rome.  Rome offers plenty of chances for romance, but these glamorous hotels go above and beyond to offer the perfect base for your couples escape. From private hot tubs to personal butlers, and the…