All Roads Lead to Rome: The Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail

Slow tourism is gaining popularity all over the world. Where once we hurried to get from place to place, now we realize that it is the journey that matters. The popularity of pilgrimages in the past 20 years is part of this reverse swing in travel. In the late 18th and 19th centuries, writers such Read More

Matera the European Capital of Culture for 2019

Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the eastern part of the Basilicata region, practically on the border with the region of Puglia. Matera is the second largest city in Basilicata and the largest municipality in the region. Matera is the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It Read More

Five Christmas traditions in Italy

Christmas is a very popular holiday in Italy. The Christmas traditions are many and often different from region to region. Christmas tree The tree is one of the most famous symbols of Christmas all over the world. The modern use of the tree was born according to some in Tallinn, in Estonia, in 1441, when Read More

Pasta alla Carbonara

On the origins of pasta alla Carbonara there is not an official version. Thera are many and various hypotheses regarding the birth of this delicious dish, typical of the Roman gastronomic tradition. Italian origin A first hypothesis traces the birth of the Carbonara to the woodsmen who went to the Apennine mountains, in the areas Read More

Capital of Umbria Region is Perugia

Umbria’s largest province is Perugia which is the capital city of the region and the province.  The province covers two-thirds of  region.  Along with my travel professionals we arrived in Perugia one night. We ate at La Rosetta the food was very good.  One should be open minded and try something before knowing what it is, otherwise Read More

Verona, a city to fall in love with

“There is no world for me outside the walls of Verona, except purgatory, torture, and hell itself. So to be banished from Verona is like being banished from the world, and being banished from the world is death.” –  William Shakespeare   Worldwide known to be one of the most romantic cities all over the Read More

Venice in Winter

Italy has so many different destinations – each one characterized by its own landscapes, places, traditions, events – it pleases all possible tastes and interests. If the choice seems hard, here is a suggestion… Venice, one of the most beloved cities in Italy, is often so crowded with tourists coming during the warm months from Read More

Amatriciana of Solidarity

Rome is one of the most famous cities in the world and its dishes are equally as famous. One example is “Pasta all’Amatriciana”, a typical dish you will find in the city’s restaurants and trattorias. This dish can be prepared with different shapes of pasta, like “Spaghetti”, “Bucatini” or “Rigatoni”, but if you want to Read More

Our Favorite Antipasto for the Summer

With the warmer and sunny days during this summer season, a fresh antipasto is a no-brainer. Delightful and cold antipasti are sought by many people to beat the summer heat. Antipasti, meaning “before the meal”, often consist of olives, anchovies, mushrooms, peppers, cured or pickled meats, cheeses, and artichoke hearts. Serving an antipasto is the Read More