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Olive Oil Harvest: Visiting An Olive Mill in Campania
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by What do Italians do at the end of October and beginning of November? They harvest their olives. Up and down the country, huge olive producers as well as folks with just a few trees on their property bring together friends and workers to pick the olives from the trees. Once picked, they gather them up for a trip to the olive mill. As part of the Southern Go...
Venice Bans Giant Cruise Ships
Published on Saturday, November 9, 2013 by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta this week approved plans to limit cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon, and moving to ban giant cruise ships from the area.  Over the past decade and a half, Venice has become one of the busiest and most important cruise destinations in Europe but concerns have arisen over the safety and environmental implications o...
You Can and Should Drink the Water In Rome
Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Italy is the largest consumer of bottled water. This is something you might notice when you are traveling in Italy; you're almost never offered tap water. This is a left over from many years ago when Italian tap water was considered unsafe. It is perfectly safe - all over the country, but is particularly pure and tasty in  Rome. In the Eternal City, the best wa...
Eating in Rome: The Best Tiramisu
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013 by When in Rome, do as the Romans do and when it comes to the lauded dessert Tiramisu, they get theirs at Pompi. Pompi is known as "Il Regno Del Tiramisù"  or "the kingdom of Tiramisu." The original location for the kingdom is a coffee shop/bar, Bar Pompi,  in Piazza Roma di Rè. This is where Romans would flock to buy a Tiramisu for a dinner party or get a swee...
Eating in Puglia: Pasticciotto
Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by I've been in the region of Puglia, in the heel of the Italian boot,  this week. The most southern part of the region is called the Salento and here they eat a favorite sweet pastry -- pasticciotto! This single-serving, crusted cake with sweet filling was born sometime in the 18th century. Of course, there is debate about where exactly this sweet treasure was in...
Lost DaVinci Mural Uncovered in Milan
Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Hidden beneath seven layers of paint,  a mural of trees  sketched by Leonard Da Vinci have been uncovered in a room of the Sforza Castle in Milan. Restorers working on the Now the Sala  delle Asse (Room of Planks), which Da Vinci decorated during 1498 with a mural of trees, have  uncovered hidden sections of the artist's original work, according to The Daily M...
The Italy Mix: Orvieto, Rules for Eating in Italy
Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013 by The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Exploring Orvieto: Rick Steves say this town in Umbria is everything an Italian hill town should be!  (Travel Agent) Italian is World's Oldest Man: 111-year-old Arturo Licata from Enna, Sic...
Rome By The Numbers
Published on Sunday, October 6, 2013 by Ever thought about Rome in terms of numbers? We did and here are the numbers that tell the story of the Eternal City: 7 - Number of hills in Rome. 15 miles - Distance from central Rome to the sea. 43 years- Average age of a Roman resident. 70.5 degrees - Average high temperature in October, in Fahrenheit. 108.7 acres - Size of Vatican City. 800 square meters...
This Italian Vending Machine Makes Pizza
Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 by The world's first pizza-making vending machine has debuted and can be found in three Italian airports according to Peter Greenberg. The Let's Pizza machine can make fresh pizza in three minutes with fresh ingredients. If you want to watch the machine knead fresh dough in front of you,  you can find the Let's Pizza machine in the Milan, Palermo and Trapani airpor...
Italy Travel Photo: Bologna in Black and White
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Bologna at 6 a.m. This central Italian city is a dream destination for foodies and cultural enthusiasts.  Explore Bologna with a private walking tour or cooking class. Photo by rufo, flickr.com...