Archive | Photos RSS feed for this section

Arno River Boat Ride

Arno River Boat Ride A boat ride along the Arno is truly an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone visiting Florence.  Reservations are required and boat rides are usually available from April to October. The actual boat ride lasts about 45 minutes and offers amazing views of the Ponte Vecchio and more which […]

Read more

Italian Pistachio-Orange Biscotti

Italian Pistachio-Orange Biscotti INGREDIENTS: YIELD: about 30 cookies                  4 eggs 3/4 cup (150 gr) of sugar 4 oz (115 gr) of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract zest of 1 orange 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2⅔ cups (400 gr) of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking […]

Read more

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE?

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE? There are many things that can describe the Italian culture.  It is commonly associated with family, food, wine, art and much more.  Here’s a quick video celebrating the Italian culture.  Video from youtube

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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    

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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

Read more
Tracking ID UA-74037108-1