The wine that got Sideways’s Maya into wine is grown in a single vineyard in southern Tuscany.
Stanley Tucci returns to Italy this fall. Season 3 of Searching for Italy begins on October 9!
Season 2 of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” airs May 1, 2022, on CNN.
“Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” is the perfect cure for wanderlust. Here is a comprehensive guide to all the places he visits in Season 1.
I lost weight when I lived in Rome without cutting out pasta or wine. Here’s is how I structured my days and my diet.
First used during the bubonic plague in the 17th century, Tuscany’s wine windows are reopening. Learn more about “buchette del vino” and where to find them.
It’s been a few days since the world learned that Anthony Bourdain passed away. The news hit me hard and I wrote a post on my other blog. I also posted his “No Reservations” Rome episode on this site’s Facebook page. Beyond that, I didn’t feel like adding to the avalanche of remembrances. Until now….
Beaches in Abruzzo don’t get much press. They are far from most tourist sites. But that’s exactly what makes them enjoyable. We had an opportunity – thanks to, of all things, a winning raffle ticket – to visit the Abruzzo seaside town of Giulianova. And we were pleasantly surprised. Giulianova is notable for a number…
Snapshot of a Saturday morning shopping at the Mercato Nomentano, one of the few remaining traditional, covered markets in Rome.
I Can’t Believe I Ate All of That On Such a Short Trip
Making fresh pasta can be fun!
To ring in the New Year, my family and I rented a farmhouse for a few days on the outskirts of Ferrara. Thinking back to the trip, the timing wasn’t ideal. Ferrara was freezing and on New Year’s Eve, the fog was so thick on our drive into town to watch the fireworks over Castello…
The bicerin is an important part of the coffee culture in Torino (Turin). Learn more about the bicerin.
Reflection is part of the prescription for moving from one year into the next. So while I wanted to write a year-end round-up a month ago, I realized that such an article would not fully capture the joys, sorrows, and idiosyncrasies of being an expat resident and traveler in Italy. Five is an arbitrary number,…
Wine lovers have a fun new reason to make a trip to Abruzzo.
Hello Kitty wine is a real thing. I know some of you will hate this and others will want to snatch some up just for the novelty of it all. Torti Winery, located in the Oltrepò Pavese hills of Italy’s Lombardy region has been working on a Hello Kitty wine since 2007, putting aside special Chardonnay…
If you tell a Roman that you are going Paestum for the weekend, invariably he or she will tell you: “Make sure you pick up some mozzarella di bufala.” Paestum and Its Greek Roots and Ruins Paestum is a sight to see without the culinary pit stop. A city known as “Poseidonia” when it was part…
Yesterday in my post about the earthquake in Central Italy, I mentioned that Italian blogger Paolo Campana had started an initiative for diners and restaurants to raise money for earthquake relief (for Amatrice and the entire affected region) by ordering dishes of amatriciana.