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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Calling all Italophiles and culinary adventurers: there’s a new trip tobella Italia that you may well want to add to your summer 2015 vacation lineup. This June, chef Donatella Arpaia—TV personality, restaurateur and cookbook author—will host two tours of Puglia, the sun-bleached heel of the Italian boot bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, that has curiously (and gloriously) remained relatively untouched by tourists. [...]
Thanks to the mountains, clean drinking water is abundant and relatively available across most regions.
These public water fountains can be found in most towns and villages around Italy. The water in these fountains is clean and tasteless. You can easily stop to take a drink or fill up your water bottle. [...]
The French have brandy, the Scots and the Irish have whisk(e)y and the Italians have... grappa. Outside Italy it's often been seen as a rough old stomach-burner, and even inside Italy it's not exactly fashionable. But could this ancient drink be on the verge of a revival? [...]
From Florence to Rome by bike: find many ideas to travel green, visit art cities and taste the Italian coockery!
People travel to Italy for the food alone, but sometimes its worth rolling up your sleeves and engage in hands-on activity to further appreciate whats behind the country’s celebrated cuisine. Swide has 10 Italian food and wine experiences that will simultaneously conjure up and satisfy your appetite [...]
... Good food comes from everywhere, but the best food -- the most delicious, innovative, influential, world-changing edibles -- hails from Italy. The Boot is the world’s cradle of culinary excellence, and it has contributed more to the practice of “humans eating things” than any other single nation in this wide world. [...]
Ever been in the mood for a good espresso – a real espresso – and then been massively disappointed in the undrinkable swill served up to you? We’ve all been there. But no longer. From bitter (ha) experience, I’ve established four simple signs that you’re in a real espresso bar. [...]
Italy is a fascinating country, home to some of the world’s best in architecture, food, and people. It is a fantastic European destination with a city that will suit every kind of traveler. Despite its fame, there are still a few aspects to this charming nation as yet unknown to the general population. Here are some stunning facts about Italy that you might not know [...]
The second leg of Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli's journey up the east coast takes them to the heart of Italy and the regions of Le Marche and Umbria. In the city of Urbino they visit the former palace of Federico da Montefeltro, a 15th-century scholar and commander of a private army who was one of the driving forces of the Italian Renaissance. In the Apennine Mountains, they explore the Grotte di Frassasone, one of the largest underground caves in the world, before heading to the Norcia Valley, where people have made delicious pork sausages and salamis for centuries.
You would be hard pressed to find another beverage besides coffee whose health benefits or concerns are more controversial. It seems with each passing year, coffee is hailed as either medicine or poison, but this year it seems the findings have been positive. Let’s take a look at a few recent conclusions. [...]
Why Slow Travel?
We are two Italian women, mother and daughter, with a passion for traveling and a strong ethics for diversity. Being travelers ourselves, we have always privileged small and unknown destinations, unstepped routes, and out of season sceneries, far from the madding crowd. We like to feel and taste one remote location, rather than running through a dozen must-see places. [...]
Trying to budget time when planning your vacation to Florence is stressful. It’s so stressful. You drained your savings account and kissed your entire stash of PTO goodbye. You better take full advantage of every single second–and you try to. But as you stand in front of David, staring into his eyes, you might feel yours beginning to [...]
A love of Ancient History took me to Italy for the first time. My love of Roman history was kindled in my first years of high school and developed in later years. My love for Roman history continued into my degree as I sought out subjects that I could take to learn more about this period.
Then I got the opportunity to go to the actual country for the first time.
Back to Australia I went knowing that I did want to explore even more of Italy. Meeting him led me to move there permanently and learn more about an area called the Tuscia. [...]
February really only means one thing in Italy: Carnival. As such, bakeries all over the country fry up the many sweet treats that are part of the age-old traditions of this Catholic festive season.
In Tuscany, they make cenci (pastry rags) or rice fritters; in Le Marche, they do orange pinwheel pastries. A favorite of Emilia-Romagna (as well as a few other regions) is castagnole, or fritters, which are found in various forms... This ricotta version of castagnole is something special -- fluffy, light, and gently scented with citrus and rum.
What would it take to create an environment for new da Vincis, Galileos, Michelangelos and Machiavellis to thrive in modern-day Italy? But what were the essential ingredients of that famous era of art and innovation? And can Italy recreate its winning recipe today?