The Italian Lifestyle

Sunset view of St. Peter and The Bridge of Angels in Rome Italy My love affair with Italy is over 2 decades old. I love so much about the Bel Paese. Sometimes I think I love and miss it more than my husband, who is actually Italian. Don’t get me wrong, he loves...

The Taste of an Italian Summer – Limoncello

When Life gives you lemons, make limoncello! So, you know how everyone has that one alcoholic drink  that they “just can’t”? Limoncello was mine for probably about 10 years. I won’t go into the details, but basically, I had too much, it did not feel good, I...
Taste the Sea – Pasta con le Vongole

Taste the Sea – Pasta con le Vongole

One of our favorite meals when we go “home” to Italy is my mother-in-law’s Linguine with Clam Sauce. Hers is by far the best I’ve ever had. It is light on sauce, since it really is only olive oil and clam juice, heavy on flavor and tastes just...
La Campania

La Campania

I love Campania. Let’s be real, there’s not a region in Italy I don’t love. They all have their own personality, their own culture, cuisine, language and fascino (charm). But Campania, oh Campania…it is truly a particularly special place. It...
Perfect Prosecco!

Perfect Prosecco!

In all of Italy, when choosing a wine for an aperitif or happy hour drink, one of the most popular you will find is Prosecco. It is a white wine boasting the DOC designation from the region of Veneto. It’s light, sparkling and a little sweet, served chilled,...

Canederli – A South Tyrol Tradition

In the cold of winter, as many face snow storms and being confined to their homes for many days, soup is warming and easy to make. Rather than noodles, why not try Canederli, the traditional bread dumpling of the South Tyrol? Bread, prosciutto/speck & cheese…what...

Trento: An Alpine Jewel

I took the train to Trento with my husband in the Spring. We were travelling from Rome, so it was quite a long trip, but we were visiting his brother and our sister-in-law and I was very excited to see a new part of Italy – one of the few I’d not yet seen....

Trentino-Alto Adige: A cultural confluence

Staying in theme of Independent Regions of Italy, of which there are only 5, this week we’ll be visiting Trentino-AltoAdige, the north-eastern most region in the Bel Paese. I have been fortunate enough to spend some time in this region since my brother and...