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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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Tuscany Culinary Tour

Tuscany Culinary Tour There are many culinary vacations and classes that are held throughout Tuscany.  Some include accommodations, while others offer classes in a school or chef’s home.  Additionally, there are many chefs who will come to your rented villa to provide classes or meals. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Sophia Loren – Beauty Contest in Italy 1950

Sophia Loren – Beauty Contest in Italy 1950 Here is a video of photos of Sophia Loren said to be taken during a beauty contest in Rome in 1950. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Centellino – The Perfect Pour

Centellino -The Perfect Pour Our waiter at The Golden View in Florence explained that the centellino insures the perfect pour.   Once the bottle is uncorked, the centellino is inserted.  The bottle is held at an angle to fill the centellino for the proper measured serving. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE TO SEE THE […]

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Climbing St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome in Rome

Climbing St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome in Rome It’s the world’s largest Basilica of Christianity, nested into the heart of the Vatican city, with its 186 metres of length (218 if we consider the porch too), a height of 46 metres in the central aisle, a main dome 136 metre high and 42 metres large in diameter. The huge […]

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Mona Lisa – Why so Famous?

Mona Lisa – Why so Famous? The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The painting, thought to […]

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