The Ravello Concerts in Italy

In April: The Ravello Concerts in Italy

Ravello is a popular destination for travelers year-round but it fills up even more during select dates in the spring and autumn for the annual Ravello Arts Concerts. Far from the throngs of summer tourists, this is a time when music lovers fill the gardens and banquet halls of the historic Villa Rufolo for concerts. […]

Things to see in Il Grande Museo Del Duomo

Things to see in Il Grande Museo Del Duomo

In a masterstroke of archaeological detective work, the curators and artisans of the newly-expanded Florence museum, Il Grande Museo Del Duomo, have reconstructed the original façade and put many of its beautiful sculptures on display. By painstakingly studying a single 16th century drawing by Bernardo Pocetti, artists and researchers rendered a scale model of the […]

The Coffee in Italy

The Coffee in Italy

For coffee drinkers, there’s little better than enjoying a coffee in Italy. Just remember, Italian coffee isn’t like coffee in your local Starbucks. Read our complete guide on how to drink coffee like an Italian, to learn when, where, what, and how to drink coffee in Italy. From a regular “Caffè” to a cappuccino, a […]

The Iconic Mona Lisa

The Iconic Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is a painting that hardly needs an introduction, but perhaps a few words on why you should see it – and you definitely should – will whet your appetite for an image that is so ubiquitous it often seems a little commonplace. The Mona Lisa is not the most artistically […]

What it is an Italian aperitivo?

What it is an Italian aperitivo?

An aperitivo is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An aperitivo is a pre-meal drink specifically meant to whet your appetite. This happy hour have been invented (or effectively marketed) by the distiller Antonio Benedetto Carpano. He claimed that his special combination of […]

Who was Saint Valentine? The strange but the true story

Who was Saint Valentine? The strange but the true story

The better question is ‘who were?’ Depending on who’s counting, there are between 12 and 14 Saint Valentines, including a Spanish hermit and a woman – Valentina. As far as anyone can tell, the Saint Valentine of Valentine’s Day was one of two guys preaching the good word in Rome in the third century. One […]

The amazing italian Lasagna

An iconic food: The italian Lasagna

Lasagna is a wide, flat pasta noodle, usually baked in layers in the oven. Traditionally lasagna wasn’t made with tomatoes; only ragù, béchamel sauce, and cheese, usually mozzarella or Parmigiano Reggiano or a combination of the two. Even today, only a bit of tomato or tomato sauce is used in a traditional ragu, unlike most […]

Eataly World, the first Italian food theme park

Eataly World, the first Italian food theme park

In eight months, if everything goes as planned, the world will have its first ‘Disneyland’ of Italian food. And the thing is serious, because the signature behind the project is the famous gourmet chain Eataly, whose locations in New York, Chicago, Milan, Tokyo or Dubai, among other great cities in the world, have been delighting […]