Warning! Before you read this, quell your grumbling stomach. This post will have you craving an Italian feast. Italians do eat a lot of pasta. We began each meal, lunch and dinner, with an antipasto. This slow, but filling pace continued with a first plate (almost always a tantalizing twist on pasta), a second plate … Continue reading
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How to drink coffee (espresso) like an Italian
The first time I visited Italy, I learned little Italian but two words, due cappucini. I was traveling with a friend on the usual itinerary, (Roma, Firenze, Milano), and my survival Italian, if you will, reflected my motives.I was in Italy, I would drink a cappuccino, or 4, everyday. Judge me not. One year later … Continue reading
Esilio in Italian, the fate of Napoleon on Elba Island
Noun The state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons. It’s a fate, as I learned on my recent visit to Italy, that may not be so bad. That is, if you’re Napoleon on Elba Island. This is exile in style. In reverse order: While inside Napoleon’s Egyptian-inspired room, … Continue reading
I’m off to Play your Tuscany!
Four weeks ago, I was selected as a blogger for Play your Tuscany, which means for 4 days I’ll be touring the best of Tuscany’s sea and nature! As I fall asleep, I’m already envisioning the delicious Italian dinners and other fortuitous moments that Italy will inspire. If you’ve read the itinerary (on the site), you’ve notice … Continue reading