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Truffle Chart

Italy’s Hidden Treasure

You say Truffle, I say Tartufi. How can something so rare, so expensive, so delicious, so wondrous, come from such humble origins? The truffle is a fungus that grows underground, feeds off the water and...

Best Gelaterias in Rome

Everyone knows that if you're headed to Rome, you are likely going to be eating your weight in gelato. With all the different shops where you can sample gelato, consuming this frozen treat is...
Treviso

Simply Divine Treviso

On a typical morning, I wake to the sounds of the ebb and flow of early morning commerce filtering through the open window of Locanda Ponte Dante. Five guestrooms have been created in this...
Olive grove

How to Select Olive Oil

The world of olive oil is just as complicated as the world of wine. “Italy has some of the most beautiful products that anyone can imagine”, Elena Lepori tells me. “But we don’t get...
Lake Garda

Fish and Chef in Lake Garda

Fish and Chef is a splendid annual food and wine extravaganza that takes place in the lovely area that surrounds Lake Garda. To Malcesine, Garda, Cavaion Veronese, Bardolino andcPeschiera del Garda come Italy’s finest...
Ravello

Reveling in Ravello

We begin to understand Italy’s five minute rule. By the time we reach Ravello, we’ve been in Italy fourteen days, and something has become abundantly clear. Everything is five minutes and nothing is five...
Pasta

Italianissimo! Pasta

The romance of pasta in Gragnano, according to Pastificio dei Campi’s Giuseppe di Martini, began centuries ago when the Roman legions stored their grain here. Today, this little village of 27,000 people supplies 15.5%...
strawberry and truffles

Nobody Knows The Truffles I’ve Seen

January marks the end of one of my favorite seasons of the year. The Truffle season begins in mid September and lingers aromatically until the end of December. During this time, upscale restaurants throughout...
Pastificio dei Campi

Discovering Napoli

Early morning and we are on our way. On the high speed Frecciarossa train to Naples, the conductor informs us that we have not entered our travel details into our pre-purchased tickets, and are...
Chianti

Classic Chianti

Driving in Italy requires a fearless attitude and a great degree of skill. Fortunately, we have connected with a gladiator of the highway, Simone Baldanzi, of Chianti Drivers. Through rainstorms that flooded the roads,...

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