Exquisite Mozzarella Moments in Florence

In Neopolitan dialect Obica means “Here it is”. It is used to describe something that is happening right before your eyes, like a freshly made mozzarella ready to be eaten. Obica Mozzarella Bar in Florence is set in a wonderful building with an open courtyard as well as the gorgeous interior. It is in Via […]

Obica Mozzarella Bar Photo by Debra Kolkka

When you visit Venice, remember….

Venice is like no other city on Earth. It is another world that transports you back in time to an era of empire, religion and a trading platform that produced quality over quantity. When you visit Venice, the city that defies the waters, please remember that you walk upon the achievement of a vanishing people. […]

Venice - photo by Aaron Crossley

Shopping for Italian 18 Karat Gold on Ponte Vecchio

My one true love of Italy is Florence, known as Firenze in Italy. I love Florence for so many reasons and one of those reasons is shopping. One of the most famous places for shopping for Italian 18 karat gold in Florence is on the Ponte Vecchio, meaning “old bridge”. The Ponte Vecchio is located […]

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Winter Fashion Designs in Florence

One of the reasons people love to visit Italy is because of the wonderful fashion designers who hail from the boot. Fashion is a very important part of life in Italy. Everyone likes to look their best and they have an excellent range of beautiful clothes to choose from. Winter is in full swing now […]

Valentino Photo by Debra Kolkka

Italian Talks Competition Winners Announced!

Grazie Mille! Thank you to all of you who participated in our fun promotion of #ItalianTalksPromo. We ran this competition as our way of saying thank you and showing appreciation and now it’s time to announce the 1st-place winner and runner-up. Congratulations to @italophilia, ISHITA SOOD, our first-place winner! Ishita posted the most tweets and […]

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A Special Evening with Caffè Baglioni

While witches and spidermen were out trick-or-treating on Via Garibaldi, we spent the Halloween evening here in Venice doing something a little bit different. We’d been invited to attend Aperitivo with the Sommelier at Caffè Baglioni, in the five star Luna Baglioni Hotel. Just steps away from St. Mark’s Square, the Luna Baglioni, Venice’s oldest […]

Photo by Karen Henderson

Breakfast Elegance in Venice

Breakfast at the Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice is definitely an unforgettable event. Although I anticipated something special as I walked down the glamorous corridor adorned in rich marble and Murano chandeliers, I wasn’t quite prepared as I approached this magnificent room. The Marco Polo Salone is the most elegant breakfast room I have ever […]

Luna Baglioni Marco Polo Breakfast Room

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Monteverde, Rome

Rome. It’s home to some of world’s most famous history, jaw-dropping architecture, and delicious food. It is a bucket list destination for many, and a dream come true for those who are lucky enough to experience the splendor. I recently had the good fortune of spending a month in the residential neighborhood Monteverde Vecchio – […]

Monteverde, Rome

48 Hours in Torino

Centuries ago a mystic seer of the Celtic tribe called the Taurini addressed his assembled minions on the left bank of the Po River. “I predict that here you will found a city,” he began, “which after only 2400 years will rise to global prominence. Your numbers will grow to millions, your citizens will promenade […]

48 Hours in Torino Photo by Paula Sweet
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