How Food Labels with DOP and IGP Help Preserve Italian Culinary Heritage

Note from the Editor: I have a Masters Degree in Food Policy and it still took me years to decipher Italian food labels because they seem to be stamped and stickered with all kinds of abbreviations. However, there is a rhyme and reason behind the madness of exactly what DOP…

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How to Buy a House in Italy for €1 (Yes, Really)

While buying a Tuscan villa might seem like it is only ever going to be possible in your dreams, getting a house in Italy might actually be cheaper than you think. There are so many things to consider when buying property anywhere in the world – but it seems like…

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How to Master Train Travel in Italy

There are a lot of reasons to travel by train in Italy: the romance, the convenience, the cost, and the scenic settings are the first that come to mind. However, the best thing about train travel in Italy is that it works like a charm – saving you time and…

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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…

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What do Babies Eat in Italy?

A guide to baby food and eating out with kids in Italy

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Venice Plans to Charge Fee to Enter the City

Venice is the Italian city that struggles the most with over-tourism. To balance out the strain that tourism puts on city service, Venice will charge a fee to visit the city for the day. Tourists do bring money into the city by purchasing meals and souvenirs, but overall, the number…

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7 Fun New Year’s Traditions in Italy

There is nothing like a new year to remind people to re-set and start again. The fresh start offered by January 1st is so tempting that every country seems to have created superstitions about what to do on New Year’s Eve to make sure to get off on the right…

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Burano Lace Museum

Now known for colorful houses, Burano was once famous for the lace now found in the Venice Lace Museum

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