30 Mouthwatering Italian Food Tweets

Food is usually near the top of the list for anyone who visits Italy. So at Italian Talks we decided to ask our Twitter followers to send us their favorite Italy food-related tweets so that we would share them in a post. Spoiler alert: you will probably be hungry before you finish reading this post. […]

Photo by Paula Sweet at Hotel Luna Baglioni

“The Magnificent Lord”: A walk through Verona’s Castelvecchio Museum

Some time ago, a visit from a friend brought me to the entrance of the medieval castle that was once the palace and fortress of the ‘Magnificent Lord’ (Magnifico Signore): Cangrande II Della Scala. Today, Castelvecchio—literally, ‘Old Castle’—is Verona’s civic museum, yet its story is one punctuated by wars, occupations and liberations. Built during the […]


Traditional must-try bakery goods in Florence

Tuscan baked sweets and savories are made either with no butter  (i.e. almond biscotti) or with shortening or plain old fashioned lard. Italians and Tuscans especially take great pride in baked goods, especially breads which have hundreds of years of heritage attached to every crumb and every morsel of that “buttery” sugary simple carbohydrate bite. […]

coccoli con tagliere Photo by Coral L Sisk

Ponza, Italy’s Idyllic Island Escape

“When from the sea the shape of an island appears, there it becomes a site of the soul.”  Ponza is one of six islands that make up the archipelago called the Pontine Islands. Set in the Tyrrhenian sea just off the west coast of Italy between Rome and Naples, Ponza is the largest and most […]

Ponza - Photo by Susan Nelson

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 […]

Photo by by Ole Husby - https://flic.kr/p/6RWDSS

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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