Almond Lace Cookies
Food, Recipes

Simple Fab Almond Lace Cookies

Almond Lace Cookies Elegant and simple fab cookies that are so yummy – you’re batch will disappear before you know it! These can be served flat (as seen in the picture) or you can make them into a cylinder or cone shape immediately when you take them out of the oven. Not only are these cookies delicious, but they are also truly beautiful.   Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon orange liqueur 2 tablespoons heavy cream […]

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citizenship and passports received,
Dual Citizenship

Citizenship and Passports | Editor’s Pick of the Year

Received our Citizenship and Passports! We are so happy to have received our Italian citizenship and passports and can make our final plans for our one-year adventure to explore the parts of Italy we have yet to visit!   This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support!   The Beginning This idea of […]

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What Happens on Halloween in Italy

What Happens on Halloween in Italy?? Ever wonder what happens on Halloween in Italy? There is a contradiction when it comes to Italy celebrating Halloween. Some say that this holiday is not celebrated in Italy due to the fact that Italy is a devoutly Catholic country and Halloween is a pagan festival. Some say Halloween is celebrated in February and It is called “Carnivale.” Carnivale is those two weeks right before Lent when Italians get […]

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Pappa al Pomodoro, a tuscan bread and tomato soup recipe
Food, Recipes

Pappa al Pomodoro – A Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro This soup can be found all over Tuscany and is delicious and quite easy to make. It makes good use of your day-old Italian bread and is ready in about an hour. Why not give it a try? Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces pancetta, diced 1 small red onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 3 cloves garlic, diced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Two 14-ounce cans finely […]

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how to order and enjoy coffee in Italy.
Food, Tips

How to Order & Enjoy Coffee in Italy

How to Order & Enjoy Coffee in Italy Saying that coffee is a big industry in Italy is an understatement! According to, 14-billion espresso coffees are consumed each year in Italy. Estimates show that over 270,364 people work as baristas, and over 57.5% of these baristas have ten or more years of experience. Let’s compare that figure to the United States. Americans consume 400-million cups of coffee per day, although I believe this figure is a bit understated. […]

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3 train options in Italy.
Tips, Travel

3 Train Options in Italy with Valuable Tips

There are 3 train options when getting round in Italy. We have listed these companies here with a little information about all three of them, including their websites. At the end of this post, we have included a few tips we think you will find valuable on your next train trip in Italy. Please let us know if our tips help you, we always like to hear from you!   This post contains affiliate links […]

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