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Tourist Traps in Italy

Tourist Traps in Italy  Flickr: Daniel Pietzsch Tourist traps are all over Italy and we have all been a victim of it at some point while dining in Italy.  Price deals, panoramic views and charming waiters looking to lure tourists into a restaurant all play into the mistake that can be easily avoided so you […]

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Officina della Bistecca

Officina della Bistecca Where’s the beef?  Certainly you will find an abundance of it at Dario Cecchini’s restaurant, Officinia della Bistecca, located in Panzano in Chianti.  It is definitely a meat lover’s paradise for those with a hardy appetite.  Get ready to enjoy 5 courses of beef while being entertained by the staff and Dario […]

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Semifreddo alla Nutella

Semifreddo alla Nutella Ingredients for 5 1 cup of fresh cream 6 1/2 tablespoons of  Nutella 5 Digestive Biscuits milk hazelnut crumbs (to garnish) Preparation  Mix the cream until firm and add the Nutella.  Pour into small pie shells.  Dip the biscuits in milk and place one on top of each semifreddo.  Freeze for 4-6 […]

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Sartu di Riso

Sartu di Riso   Photo courtesy of Elaine Burgos Squadrito Sartu di Riso Ingredients Ingredients 1 pound Arborio rice (2 1/3 cups) 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1 dried bay leaf 3 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces sweet […]

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Ferrero Roche Pyramid

Ferrero Roche Pyramid This Ferrero Roche Pyramid makes a great presentation at any time of year.  During the Christmas season, add some red bows for an even more festive feel. Video from youtube  Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova    

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Barter Week in Italy

Barter Week in Italy Barter Week has become an annual event wherein thousands of hotels and B&B’s offer free accommodations in exchange for goods or a service. For example, services or goods requested by the property owners include photos, videos, clothing and accessories. This year it takes place from November 14th-20th. Incredibly, some hotels and […]

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Italian chefs comfort earthquake victims with food

Italian chefs comfort earthquake victims with food Earthquake victims are comforted with food by Italian volunteer chefs in this video.  Some of the victims also share their experience in survival in this video. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Rescuers free 10 year old girl trapped by rubble

Rescuers free 10 year old girl trapped by rubble Rescuers pulled a 10 year old girl trapped by rubble in Pescara del Tronto. She had spent about 17 hours trapped upside down by the debris from the earthquake. A very happy moment among the devastation. Watch this dramatic moment unfold. JOIN US ON THE NEXT […]

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Italy Earthquake

Italy Earthquake A magnitude 6.2 quake hit central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday August 24th.  An hour later, a 5.5 magnitude after shock hit the same area again. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Top 5 Things to bring to Italy for Friends/Family

Top 5 Things to bring to Italy for Friends/Family If you have ever wondered what to bring your expat friends or family in Italy, I’ll fill you in with some of my cravings. When family and friends do bring my desired treats, my Italian friends are always happy to sample them and quite enjoy them […]

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