General Info, Recipes

What’s a Spritz? How It’s Made & Why Italians Love It

What’s a Spritz? A Spritz is a popular apéritif found in Italy and popular in the Spring and Summer because of its refreshing taste. It is low in alcohol, aromatic with citrus and is slightly bitter. It is easy to make and perfect for any time of day or even any occasion. The orange is an unmistakable vibrant color and easily spotted on the cafe tables when walking the streets of Italy. It is also made […]

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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake This lemon ricotta cheesecake is so good that I make it more often than I probably should! It is very light and not too lemony (is that a word?) The lemon makes it fresh. This is a must try recipe that you won’t be disappointed. Let me know your thoughts when you do! Ingredients Crust 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers) 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest  Filling […]

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finding your ancestry documents for dual citizenship with Italy.
Dual Citizenship

Find Ancestry Documents: 2 Recommendations to Use

Find Ancestry Documents If you are interested in finding some ancestry documents, we have a recommendation for just that. She is located in Italy and you pay her for her through PayPal. She is very thorough and found many documents we needed for our dual citizenship. We have been recommending her ever since. Be specific with Raffaella on what documents you are looking to find.   Raffaella Matera   If you are looking for […]

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Shopping -Italy

Shopping in Italy Shopping in Italy is fun whether you are going for groceries or clothing. Perhaps it is because we are not residents (yet) and that it is so different from malls or supermarkets in the United States.   This post contains affiliate links. When you click on a link, we receive a small percentage of an affiliate sale  without any cost to you. We use this commission to help keep this blog running. Thank you for […]

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6 must-see sites when visiting Siena, Italy for a day.

A Day in Siena | 6 Things To Do

A Day in Siena, Italy Spend a day in Siena to experience this compact town. We enjoyed a full day in Siena back in 2012 and then during our 90-day stay in Florence in 2017, we decided to spend several nights in Siena; just to experience the town like a local. It is quaint and charming and a true Tuscan town. The main piazza is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Each small shop is packed with […]

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Dual Citizenship, General Info

Italian Citizenship | Where Are We In The Process?

Italian Citizenship | Dual Citizenship The process of obtaining Italian citizenship varies for many. If applying in the United States, it truly depends on where you live. We just met someone who lives in Chicago, Illinois and he received his Italian passport within 4 months of visiting the Italian Consulate. Go figure!   This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at […]

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