Monthly Archives: May 2012

ITALY’S SWEET WINE: VIN SANTO

At the end of a delicious Italian meal, when there is not much room for dessert, or better yet (since – let’s be honest – there’s ALWAYS room for dessert) as an after-dessert treat, there’s nothing nicer than sitting around … Continue reading

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Florence, Italy: foodie heaven

Dining on traditional local dishes is a reason to visit Italy in itself. But for foodies in Italy, it is the selecting of food items from the local vendors, just as the locals do, which truly presents one of the … Continue reading

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American Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy

2012 Florence, Italy: This year is the 500th anniversary of the death of Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512). Amerigo Vespucci, the man after whom America was named, was born in Florence, Italy and was an explorer, navigator and cartographer. To mark the … Continue reading

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Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria: 3 courses for dining in Italy

(Photo courtesy of The European Traveller) If you dine out in Italy, you’ll likely be doing so in a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria. But what exactly is the difference between a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria?

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