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Travel highlight: Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio

Travel highlight: Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio This little jewel of a town is the stuff Italian dreams are made of. It’s a cross between walking into a time machine and stepping onto a set of the most...
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Falling in Love, Neopolitan Style

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Falling in Love, Neopolitan Style It’s hard not to fall in love with the Amalfi Coast. I remember the first time I was there: I was fourteen years old and completely overwhelmed by the beauty around...
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Despite all its problems, this remains true.

Despite all its problems, this remains true. | Life in Italy | Scoop.it
Despite all its problems, this remains true.
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Travel highlight: Villasimius, Sardegna

Travel highlight: Villasimius, Sardegna A couple months ago, we took a long weekend trip to the island of Sardegna (better known as Sardinia in English). It’s the second-largest island in the...
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Eataly: Italian Megastore

Eataly: Italian Megastore | Life in Italy | Scoop.it
Eataly has arrived in Roma, so of course, we had to go see what all the hype was about (along with the rest of the city). Firstly, the place is enormous - it occupies an old railway station and has...
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Foodgasm of the Week

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Cacio e Pepe con fiori di zucca.
Welcome to my favorite traditional Roman pasta: cacio (pecorino cheese) and pepe (pepper). This particular dish is from one of our favorite restaurants, “Cuccurucù,”...
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Italian Nirvana

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I remember the first time my (then-future) husband led me down a tight staircase into a tiny underground bakery near St. Peter’s. It was there I tasted the most fantastic cornetto (the quintessential...
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Real-life Scam City

No, I’m not just trying to make a shameless plug for our new National Geographic Channel series, “Scam City,” soon premiering globally (there, that was a shameless plug). I actually want to tell a...
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Foodgasm of the Week

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I paccheri ai frutti di mare. Mmmmmm.
This week’s Foodgasm comes from the land where food reigns: la Campania, the region which is home to Naples, as well as the ancestors of many of our...
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Italy's Biggest Problem

Italians are realists. I don’t think I’ve met one who isn’t willing to recognize and/or openly criticize the current state of this country. At the moment, many people around here have a tendency to...
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Count the Putans

Summer in Rome is officially winding down, making way for rainstorms and sniffles. The scorching temperatures we suffered through this year are coming to an end, along with one of our favorite...
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