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Episode #098: Vatican Museums: Tips and Highlights for Your Visit

  In this episode, join us as we take a virtual walk through one of the most important and most visited attractions in Rome – the Vatican Museums. This huge complex holds a wealth of art and history and in pre-pandemic times would see over 20,000 visitors a day. Each one walking through the corridors, […]

Episode #096: A Wander Through Trastevere

  In this episode, we head to Rome’s charming district of Trastevere. Just over the river Tiber from the Centro Storico, you can wander cobbled streets draped in vines and eat at trattorie that have been around for decades. It’s a neighborhood whose character endures despite definitely being a place where tourists like to visit. […]

Episode #092: Wine Windows of Florence

  Lovers of wine and history, today we’re heading back to Florence to talk about something you may not even notice when you first visit the Renaissance city. But, once you know about them, you’ll be on the lookout for them on each and every street. Wine windows or doors were historically used by Florentines […]

Episode #091: Learning Italian for your trip

  You don’t need to speak Italian when you visit most of the major tourist destinations in Italy,  but if you have at least a few phrases in your repertoire – you’ll have a much richer experience. And it just might be the difference between having a great trip and one where you make life-long […]

Episode #090: Limoncello – Simply the Zest!

  In this episode, we hear all about the history and secrets of one of Italy’s favorite drinks – Limoncello! Traditionally a digestive, it is a flavor so indicative of Italy that the smell alone can take you right there. Imagine sitting alfresco somewhere beautiful on the Amalfi or Sorrento Coasts, sipping an ice-cold glass, […]