Italian Labor Day

Italian Labor Day

This is another national holiday, May 1st marks Italy’s national Labor Day. On this day, even more than the other secular national holidays, expect major museums to be closed and limited choices for public transportation. Italians are off work en masse and the weather is usually nice, meaning it’s a busy weekend for popular destinations […]

Seasonal eating guide in Italy: Spring

Seasonal eating guide in Italy: Spring

What’s in season: fava beans (fave), asparagus (asparagi), artichokes (carciofi), zucchini flowers (fiori di zucca), spring peas (piselli), leeks (porri), beets (barbabietole), beans (fagioli), garlic (aglio), lemons (limoni), kiwi (kiwi), strawberries (fragole), cherries (ciliegie) Vegetable gardens burst into bloom when spring comes around and eating in Italy enters a sort of extended party phase that […]

Our Piccola Fontana's Caprese Salad

Our Piccola Fontana’s Caprese Salad

Insalata Caprese is a simple salad of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with basil and a splash of balsamic. A perfect summer appetizer or first course, especially when tomatoes are at their peak. If you asked sometimes, the Caprese Salad have 340 Calories, 14g Fat, 40g Carbs, and 12g Protein. This salad is a good […]

Celebration of Italian wine

Celebration of Italian wine

Although Italian wine labels can look a little confusing at first, they’re pretty simple, and read a lot like French wine labels. Depending on the wine, there should also be one of the below labels: DOCG, DOC, IGT, or VdT. Know your DOC from your DOCG from your While it might look like alphabet soup, […]

Differences between Arancini & Supplì

Differences between Arancini & Supplì

The Sicilian people will be having some stern words with us for combining their beloved arancino with it’s Roman cousins, supplì, and vice versa but the fact remains that when in Italy you should try at least one type of freshly-fried rice ball. These starch bombs appear in bars, restaurants, and market stalls all over Italy, […]

The iconic Italian Gelato

The iconic Italian Gelato

No trip to Italy is complete without gelato! If you’re tempted to have a scoop a day don’t worry, it’s totally normal to eat gelato on a regular basis in Italy, especially in the summer. Though gelato translates to ‘ice cream,’ it’s not quite the same. The low-fat content means that gelato is served a […]