iDotto, an audio guide that is like a little travel buddy to accompany you through the city in your pocket and make your life or visit to Rome a lot easier. A useful app for tourists visiting Rome.
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EatIT LA, The Italian Culinary Tour
This is a tour through the best Italian restaurants of Los Angeles. Enjoy new and more traditional recipes from the North to the South of Italy and get tips and recommendations.
Evan Handler and Joe Mantegna, two great estimators of the Italian Cuisine
Italy is teeming with places that make you feel like you are on a movie set -- the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi coast near Naples and Venice's lagoons come to mind.
But there is one place in particular that for filmmakers and visitors alike evokes early Christian and even prehistoric times and that is Matera, off the usual tourist map in the southern region of Basilicata, part of "the boot" of Italy. [...]
Italy’s iconic comic book artist Milo Manara has taken the life of the brilliant Italian Painter Caravaggio and turned it into a dramatic, beautiful graphic novel. Recounting the story of his arrival in Rome to his tense escape from the city, Manara has brought new life to an old story. Here's more.
Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people....
By "real" Italian wine, I mean quality wine made by artisan vintners: stewards of land and culture, who grow grapes with organic, biodynamic or sustainable methods and who intervene minimally in the cellar. Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people. [...]
Why drink "real" Italian wine?
Open since 1912, Il Norcino Bernabei is a family operation, run by Vitaliano Bernabei, his wife and son. For the past century, it’s been regarded as the finest meat shop of its kind, getting the highest quality ingredients from Italian farmers they know and trust. [...]
On my first visit to Italy I found myself wondering around empty streets and finding ‘chiuso’ (closed) signs on most of the shops. It was between 1 and 4 pm and it was quite a surprise. Where was everyone?? It didn’t take long to find out that many Italians still take ‘siesta’ or ‘ pisolino’ or ‘riposo’ meaning nap time. [...]
This often overlooked Adriatic province is reckoned to have the best food in Italy.
First time visiting Abruzzo? Read this article if you want to know
and get an Insider tip
After the historic Florentine flood of 1966 a perfumer found Catherine de Medici's secret perfume formulas in a Renaissance manuscript in a cubbyhole in the basement of his apothecary. Remarkably, the water from the flood hadn't touched it. Buried for centuries, the secrets of the Queen's perfume formulas remained intact. [...]
On every trip to Italy, I step off the beaten path and find a town the guidebooks have overlooked. Barga is such a town. Follow the country road north out of Lucca for a 45-minute drive through the twisting Garfagnana hillsides [...]
Gargagnana is another fascinating part of Tuscany with harsh mountain landscape, and some broad valleys. It is beautiful in every season. In winter with the snow-covered peaks forming a breath-taking sight, in summer when bursts into bloom. This area does allow access to the traditional tourist cities of Lucca, Pisa, but its appeal lies more in its isolation.
Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leave first-timers waiting for shops to open in the afternoon or worse, lost and frustrated in a “bar” because they keep on getting a glass of milk when they ask for a “latte”.
Learn the basics and find out 10 things that can shock you if it’s your first time in Italy.
From the North to the South, Italy boasts amazing National Parks, just waiting for you to discover them. Here is a selection of the 10 most beautiful National parks in Italy you can visit next weekend, or on your upcoming summer holidays. [...]
Swide makes a list of the top National Park and I want to suggest the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini (http://www.sibillini.net) and ask you to say if would deserved a place in the list
"Amaro," the word for "bitter" in Italian, is also a broad and loosely defined category of bittersweet Italian-born herbal spirits flavored through maceration. While consistently enjoyed in Western Europe for hundreds of years, only recently has American interest and excitement in amaro renewed. [...]
Here is a list of the places you will find in the movie:
Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano
Scala dei turchi
San Vito Lo Capo
Roads of Tuscany
In Italy, after the great experience of Spain, it is time to find a way to valorize and reward the travel storytelling produced by the same travelers (video, photo reportages or blog posts) specially after the unproductive projects of the gouvernment
When American lawyer Michael Cioffi happened upon the all-but-vacated medieval hilltop town of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, he gave it a new life as a hotel and cultural enclave — without steamrolling its soul. [...]
[Visiting Italy]...don't forget the south. [Calabria] It is truly spectacular, largely unspoilt with rugged countryside and long sandy beaches and a climate to die for.
After a long run and the poll with forty borgos, the winner has been announced: Montalbano Elica, in the Messina area, has been chosen as the most beautiful Italian borgo. [...]
If you want to learn more about the competition and the other borgos, visit the page www.borghitalia.it
Venice is the setting for Nicky Pellegrino’s new novel. On a fact-finding visit she strayed into richly rewarding back streets [...]
Nicky Pellegrino's new novel, One Summer In Venice, (Hachette) is about escaping to the most beautiful city in the world to find the joy in everyday life.