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Il Palio: The Medieval Details

So what is Il Palio? In short, it is a medieval horse race that has been taking place since the 15th century. However, a more thorough explanation is warranted. Filled … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Il Palio di Siena: A Medieval Experience

  Flag throwing. Marching parades of men costumed in doublets, hose, and caps drumming ancient songs.  Spur of the moment street chanting. Trumpets and bugles singing with merriment and spirit. … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Typical Tuscan Dish, Plus Gelato

Parla italiano?  (Do you speak Italian?) No, parlo italiano un po….(No, I speak just a little.) Well that is surely about to change as I will be taking a one … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Philadelphia: The City That Asks The Question, ‘Why Not?’

Italy is one of my favorite places to visit and I go back often, but Philadelphia will always be my first love. Check out the article I wrote for Epicure … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Go Beyond the Guidebook in Cinque Terre, Italy

Can you guess my favorite place to visit when I travel to Italy?  Without a doubt, it’s Cinque Terre. Check out an interview I did with Jessie, from Jessie On a … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aperitivo: An Enviable Italian Ritual

When traveling in Italy, here’s a tip – adjust your eating schedule to Italian time. Dinner starts around 8:00pm. If you walk into a restaurant around 5 or 6, it … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cooking in Tuscany with Mimmi

On a recent trip to Italy, I found myself in a cooking class that was mostly instructed in Italian.  Beings that Italian is not my native language, I found this … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dining Solo Abroad

Solo travel can be daunting, but it’s definitely something to try once in your life.  Unexpected experiences await you! Check out my latest article, Dining Solo: Unexpected Experiences Await and … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sciacchetrà Wine

  Check out another article I wrote for the online magazine, Epicure and Culture. “Sciacchetrà Wine: A Sweet Tradition in Cinque Terre, Italy.”    

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Food for Thought

Lately I’ve been dreaming about food–Italian food to be exact.  But not just any Italian food, the kind you can only enjoy when visiting the country itself.  There is just … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments