Finding Your Way in Venice

Venice is a set of islands but is still defined today as an “island” by the Venetians to distinguish it from the “mainland” town of Mestre. Venice also has a very unique topographic system. Therefore, as soon as you arrive in Venice, you look for some reference point that will allow you to find your […]

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Romantic Torino

Torino deserves to be on that “bucket list” of things to see among the many beautiful Italian cities.  It is “Torino” for us and “Turin” in English, even if it is unnecessary to change that pronounceable name. I visited Torino a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to see theย Egyptian Museum, which is second to […]

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Italian Food and Instagram

A recent survey identified which traditional Italian dishes are the most Instagrammed. Each time I open Instagram, I can see clearly how much Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น food occupies a place of considerable importance in our diets and lifestyle. Not everything can end on our Social profile; there is a need to catch the eye with color, […]

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La Rotonda Opened its Four Doors

I visited Villa “La Rotonda,” Palladio‘s most charming Villa, many times over, but never inside. The estate is still privately owned, and the owner was a relatively private person. Therefore the visits were permitted only the outside and to walk around the four identical facades. Nevertheless, it was still a lovely sight and worth seeing. […]

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Cauliflower Sautรจ

There are many good reasons to include cauliflower in a diet to get a healthy and varied regime, and there are many inviting proposals out there, ranging from first courses such as Spinach Gnocchi with Creamy Cauliflower (stay tuned for that one, as I’m going to make soon), to savory pies, or simply Au Gratin with a splash of […]

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Looking for Rigoletto in Mantua

Mantua kept a lot of its old looks. There are cobblestone streets, narrow alleys, old taverns, and foggy waters (in winter). Francesco Maria Piave was Giuseppe Verdi’s librettist, and when Verdi asked him to work on Rigoletto, they had to find a suitable city for the story. For Piave, a Venetian, Mantova was just the […]

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Gino Strada One of a Kind

Gino Strada died last August, it was a surprise for everybody. He was a man to be proud of. He was a heart-and-lung surgeon, trained not only in Milan but also in Stanford and in South Africa. Gino could have spent a rich life in Milan, instead he cose a much different life, caring for […]

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Pretty Lucca

When planning a visit to Tuscany; Firenze, Siena, San Geminiano and others come to mind, but often in Italy, small provincial cities are true jewels and deserve our attention. Lucca in one such cities. I did visit Lucca many years ago, I had wonderful memories, and I just wanted to see it again. Lucca is […]

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eBikeโ€”A New Way to Visit Italy

A Fantastic Way to Visit Italy There is more and more enthusiasm for alternatives ways to visit Italy. eBikes made it even easier for everybody to take up long tours along off-the-beaten paths of Italian landscapes. My most recent trip was from Mantova to Peschiera on the Garda Lake with an eBike. 45km (about 38 […]

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The Quiet Man

The Unlikely Stone What would the Rolling Stones music be without Charlie Watts?  There are some songs where I womder if the magic of Jagger and Richards would get to such heights without Charlieโ€™s contribution.  A few iconic songs come to mind: โ€ข Paint it Black (it wasโ€”perhaps still isโ€”one of my favorites) โ€ข Get […]

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Needs Ice Only

NIO It is a line of ready-mixed cocktails. NIO means โ€œNeed Ice Only,โ€ it needs a glass as well–the prettier the better–(at least for me) โ˜บ๏ธ. It should be the right one for the drink at hand! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ NIO is an Italian startup that has come up with a line of ready-made drinks just to […]

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IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD

๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐Ÿฅต, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ป๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด h๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆโ€”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅโ€”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ. ๐Ÿ”น This one is [๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜] Pasta brisรฉ (๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ […]

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