Planning a trip to Lake Como? Why Lake Maggiore is a better choice

Planning a trip to Lake Como? Why Lake Maggiore is a better choice

While most visitors to Northern Italy flock to Lake Como in hopes of catching a glimpse of the island’s most famous resident, George Clooney, many are missing out on what is truly the region’s most impressive lake, Lago Maggiore. Surrounded by mountains and a rigid 

Returning to Roots in Sicily

Returning to Roots in Sicily

Chris’s grandfather came to the U.S. from Sicily when he was 17 years old. He left behind seven sisters but never returned to his homeland. He wound up a fat, happy Italian man working in the garment district of New York City. Chris’s mother had 

My Visit to an Italian Cooking School in Umbria

My Visit to an Italian Cooking School in Umbria

The number one reason I love to travel? To experience new foods, cooking techniques, and have a culinary adventure. When I travel, I look forward to eating in the restaurants, shopping at the local street markets, and I always try to schedule at least one 

They Eat Bunnies?

They Eat Bunnies?

Shortly after our arrival, we decided that we were brave enough to venture out on a driving trip and opted for one of those places you have to go so you can say you’ve been there places –  the Riviera.  So we set off on the 

We’re Moving to Italy!

We’re Moving to Italy!

You’ve probably figured out by now that I write a lot about Italy. After living there for two years, I have so many interesting (and embarrassing) stories and insights to share. But don’t get me wrong. I love so many other European destinations and I’ll share