Category Archives: Explore Italy

How to Get to Sirmione, Italy and What to Do

I was so excited to go to Sirmione that there is a very real risk I built the place up in my head. With a gorgeous castle and a waterfront setting, it seemed like the perfect town to spend the day in along Lake Garda. How to Get to Sirmione Sirmione is found on a […]

Pirlo: Brescia’s Apertivo Cocktail

In Brescia, I kept seeing signs for pirlo. Stuck between trains, we popped into a bar and I couldn’t resist it any longer. Ordering a pirlo, I learned that it is Brescia’s version of the spritz. Located in Lombardy, but bordering Veneto, Venice’s famous drink has been adopted in Brescia. It is best enjoyed in […]

La Pignasecca Market in Naples: Street Food in Napoli

Roman markets have a good dose of character. But they literally have nothing on the free-for-all, in-your-face, food-and-people-crush that is the Neapolitan experience. Craving some fried foods, Sara and I hopped on the train for a day trip to Naples. Just off of Via Toledo, we only needed to take a short metro ride to […]

Eating Cicchetti in Venice

I was just going to have one soft shell fried crab, and then we were going to go to dinner. Then I was just going to have another one, I mean, since we were still there and a table had opened up next to the bar. Then I might as well try the frittata with […]

Florence’s Ferragamo Museum

When you are only going to the Florence for the day, you pray it doesn’t rain. When you do inevitably get caught in rain, it is time to come up with a quick Plan B. Sara and I found ourselves in just such a situation and decided that it was a fine excuse to pop in […]

7 Things to Know Before You Visit Terme: Natural Hot Springs in Italy

If you are planning a trip to Tuscany, you are signing up for all kinds of indulgences. After all the hard work of eating truffles and drinking Chianti, you might want to enjoy a bit of well earned relaxation. Terme, natural hot springs, are a fantastic way to soak in the Italian lifestyle. Some are […]