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11 Questions About Italy You Were Dying to Know, Answered

Recently Travel + Leisure magazine hosted a twitter chat all about traveling in Italy. Hundreds of people joined to reminisce, dream and spread their Italy love, sharing travel tips, hotel secrets and their favorite locations. So I thought, of course, why not me? Below are my personal answers to the chat’s questions, based on my… Read more »

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Lessons in an Italian Cooking Class, Part II

I learned a lot about from my first-ever cooking class “Bread and Pasta,” like how to knead dough, how much salt to add and that I’m definitely better at eating than cooking. So to keep with the carbohydrates theme Marco and I chose pizza and focaccia for our second class, because we know what’s truly important. (carbs) It’s the same… Read more »

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Photo Essay: Colle Val d’Elsa, Tuscany

Colle Val d’Elsa is perched on the hill directly across from the much more famous neighboring hill of San Gimignano in Tuscany. We chose Val d’Elsa as our base point for a few days in Tuscany, but ended up staying right in that little town, walking through the nearly deserted streets, admiring the existence of such… Read more »

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From Portofino to San Fruttuoso on Foot

I was sweating. I was sweating in jeans and I didn’t like it. Marco and I only had a day and a half to explore the Ligurian coast. We had dinner the night before in Santa Margherita and walked the forty minutes back to Rapallo, where we were based, afterward to enjoy the night and the sights…. Read more »