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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Fall in love with Verona, Italy. 10 things to see and do.
Italy, Travel

In Love with Verona, Italy | Top 10 Things To See & Do

In Love With Verona, Italy Where is Verona located in Italy and why will you love it too? You will find Verona about two hours between Milan and Venice on the northern train line. Of course, Verona was made famous by Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but visiting Verona is so much more. This city is found in the Veneto region of Italy and this medieval old town was built along the edge of […]

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proposed sitting ban and fine for venice tourists.
General Info, Travel

ALERT! Proposed Sitting Ban & Fine for Venice tourists!

Proposed Ban for Venice Tourists A friend brought this 12News article to my attention and we thought it was worth doing a post about. The article says that tourists in Venice will possibly be fined for sitting down in public places. This is crazy news! The Venice city council says that this is still under discussion and will vote on the proposal next month. This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By […]

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Food, Recipes

Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip This dip is fantastic and served with chocolate and regular graham crackers and easy to make!! I have been asked several times to bring this for dessert. I actually found this on Pinterest. I have it pinned under Italian Desserts if you want to check it out that way!   Ingredients 15 oz. Ricotta Cheese, strained (see step 1) 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese (Italian Cream Cheese) 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting at […]

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