Being Vegan in Italy

Being Vegan in Italy

If you’re worried about there not being enough vegan options in Italy, don’t be. Italy is among the most vegan-friendly countries in the world. It’s incredibly easy to eat vegan in Italy. Not just because of the growing number of restaurants that...
Tiella Riso, Patate e Cozze

Tiella Riso, Patate e Cozze

As is often the case in the realm of Italian food, tiella is a traditional dish that gets its name from the container it is prepared in. In Gaeta, tiella is a flat pizza made with bread dough that’s stuffed with vegetables and local purple olives; or with...
10 Tomatoes

10 Tomatoes

It may not be kosher to have a favorite grandfather but he was mine. Both his children and grandchildren called him Papa. Friends called him Eddie. His name was Edmundo Aliberti and he was my nonno from Salerno. Like clockwork when August approaches, I remember...
Fiori di zucca: summer’s most delicious gift

Fiori di zucca: summer’s most delicious gift

The steamy summer is in full force. Beach days, hazy afternoons, and sweltering heat. If you have been to your farmer’s market you may have seen the abundance of gorgeous fruits and vegetables that is our reward for dealing with such insufferable temperatures. First...
What’s open in Rome August 2019

What’s open in Rome August 2019

“Is August a good time to visit Rome?” This is probably the question I get asked the most by travellers. It’s true, Rome does empty out in August, and most businesses will take their ferie vacation in the month of August. As a result of this, travellers who have their...
Cocktails in Catania

Cocktails in Catania

Not just another stop on your way to Taormina! Catania is one of Sicily’s best cities for street food, cocktails, and nightlife. Here’s all you need to know about sipping your way through the city of Saint Agata. Get into town by the afternoon, check into your hotel...
Hosteria da Amedeo

Hosteria da Amedeo

The train ride from Termini station is about 20 minutes. A short drive from the quaint single-track station of Colle Mattia brings us to the entrance of Hosteria da Amedeo, located exactly half way between Monte Porzio Catone and Monte Compatri, in the rolling...