Frìtoe, Venetian Carnevale fritters

Frìtoe, Venetian Carnevale fritters

Would you like advice on where to eat, stay and shop in Venice, living like the locals do? Email us! Venetians take their Mardi Gras very seriously. Known for the elaborate 18th century costumes and masks worn throughout the festivity, the Carnevale in Venice first...
Buone Feste from Casa Mia!

Buone Feste from Casa Mia!

All of us at Casa Mia wish our readers, supporters and followers our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year. Buone Feste! As the year ends, we at Casa Mia Italy Food & Wine reflect on all that we are grateful for....
Happy Ferragosto 2018!

Happy Ferragosto 2018!

Looking for a last-minute Ferragosto getaway destination? Browse our Weekend Guides series for travel inpiration. Ferrogosto is an Italian holiday that annually celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 15th. The name ‘Ferragosto’ however has ancient...
Martedì Grasso

Martedì Grasso

This year Mardi Gras falls the day before Valentine’s Day. That means observant Italians will be torn between eating chocolate and aphrodisiac foods with their significant other, and rubbing ashes on their forehead  in self-examination, prayer and repentance....