Filippo Brunelleschi was not a trained architect. He was a genius…..
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― St. Francis of Assisi The flood of 1966 in Florence devastated millions of art masterpieces and rare books. The Franciscan Basilica of Santa Croce… Read More ›
Jewish artichokes are a delicacy I was eager to try while in Rome. I’ve heard them described as delicate chrysanthemum-shaped with a crispy, salt-kissed taste. I knew I just had to try one given the opportunity. They are a big attraction in the… Read More ›
Did you know that Italy’s borders encompass two separate, independent countries? Most people are familiar with Vatican City as being one of them, but the other has escaped my attention until just recently. Because of my curious nature, I did… Read More ›
To experience Italy from a local perspective, discover it’s ancient traditions and feel the passion of the local artisans and producers who cherish the entire life of the product, from farm to table….this is clearly the real Italy. Arianna Cini,… Read More ›
Do you know basic Italian but would like to take it to the next level? Imagine improving your Italian by reading about a “much-loved and romantic little chocolate” from Perugia? Or about enticing food selections and outrageous costumes at Carnevale… Read More ›