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Archive for August, 2016

Italy’s Irresistible Food

Do you know why I love fall in Italy? It boils down to one thing – food. Fall in Italy brings a smorgasbord of flavors. Grapes are picked. Olives get pressed. And, truffles are chased. Towns across the country host food fairs – sagre in Italian – in honor of their favorite seasonal eats… from… Read More »


Feast on Fall in Italy

Ciao Friend, Tomatoes are the base of many Italian meals. The more you travel in Italy, though, the more you’ll notice pomodoro-free pasta. Sicilians toss spaghetti with pine nuts and raisins. Ravioli swim in cream and fresh radicchio. Romans relish pasta, pecorino and black pepper. Tomatoes are just one condimento among many in Italy. Five… Read More »


It’s Back To School For Everybody, Including YOU!

Ciao Friend, This week my two younger children ages 9 and 5 went back to school. Every night, because it is still summer and we are Italians we eat dinner at 8 PM and then set our alarms for 6 AM. Obviously this is not good for us or the children since our digestion is… Read More »


4 Fantastic Fall Destinations in Italy

Ciao Friend, In Italy, beach days will soon turn into crisp fall afternoons. Popular seaside destinations like the Amalfi Coast or the Cinque Terre will close down for the season by mid October.  Autumn’s arrival also means foreign tourism will also begin to wane in Italy.    Worry not.  Fall in Italy is a glorious… Read More »


When Your World Feels Like It’s Falling Apart

It must be my age, but it’s my daughter’s needs that are motivating her to grow up and stretch her wings. I knew it was coming, I’ve had time to prepare for this experience and yet it STILL hurts! Being a mom in this day and age is difficult enough, but I can tell you that being Italian… Read More »


Are You Coming To Italy?

We don’t just plan trips—we pamper you. See Italy would be nothing without our amazing agents. We see how hard you work.  And, we want your business to grow even more.  So, I’m thrilled to tell you that we opened up space in our trips to Italy for agents! This fall, we’ll introduce agents to Cilento/Amalfi, Puglia, Sicily and Emilia-Romagna.  We want you… Read More »


When In Rome…

When in Venice, savor some seafood.   When in Tuscany, taste the olive oil.   When in Rome, eat fried food.  In the summer, Rome’s outdoor markets abound with orange-and-green zucchini blossoms. Roman like to stuff fiori di zucca with a bit of cheese, frying them until crisp.  Both elegant restaurants and more rustic pizzerias serve fried antipasti in the Eternal City.  Fritto misto alla romana might include mix of fiori… Read More »