I love Naples. Sometimes Rome pretends to be a little fancy-pants, when it is in fact a little bit insane. There is none of that in Naples. Naples is straight-up unapologetic, in-your-face chaos. I was in Naples this time last year, on Palm Sunday, and it seemed to be a free for all. The shops […]
Tasca d’Almerita, a Sicilian producer, was just named Italian Winery of the Year in the 2012 edition of Vini d’Italia. Not only do they make great wine, they have someone who is great with social media and made a spot that is going viral on youtube. Does anyone else want to go to Sicily right […]
Let me start out by saying that most people would not try to do Pisa in one day from Rome. Luckily, we are not most people and were crazy enough to catch the 6:15 am Sunday train to Pisa. One good thing about taking a four-hour train ride at 6:15 on Sunday morning is that […]
Now, let me first say that there are lots of Italian fashion choices that are refined and absolutely lovely. There are other Italian fashion trends that I do NOT understand. No matter how hard I try, or how many people I see rocking the look, it does not make sartorial sense. Take for instance the […]
The red light means the priest is in. I really wanted to get the priest himself in the shot because I am 90% sure he dozed off while waiting for someone to unburden their sins in Santa Maria Maggiore, but that 10% uncertainty held me back.
Every time I walk by an Initimissimi, I slow down. It’s hard not to! There are revolving mannequin torsos spinning at a tantalizing speed, showcasing the latest in Italian lingerie. But really, I’m interested in the men’s options. They are hilariously inappropriate and featured front and center. For more underwear click here.
Recently, we had a craving for pizza. There are no shortages of great pizzerias in Rome, but we decided that the only thing that would do was a trip Naples. A 9 Euro train ticket and a 2 hour ride later, we were standing in front of Da Michele. Da Michele is not a highly […]
My very first (and very short-lived) job in Italy was as a babysitter. I spent most of the first day being shown how to prepare dinner for a 7-month-old baby. That is when I realized that Italian baby food is… different. Italian babies are on a whole other diet level from their American counterparts. Most baby […]