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Category Archives: Podcast episodes

Episode #151: 2023 Italy trip planning with 2022 hindsight

  If you’re planning a trip to Italy in 2023 or beyond, it can be invaluable to learn from the lessons of 2022 travelers – about what has changed, any mistakes they’ve made & other tips & tricks. Recent events have meant changes to world travel in general and Italy is no exception, and with […]

Episode #150: What to Wear in Italy: A Guide to Planning your Italy Trip Outfits

  What to wear on your trip to Italy? The short answer is – whatever you like! But while we all want to feel comfortable when we’re on vacation, it is a time when more photos than usual are being taken and you’re eating out more than you would at home, so we also want […]

Episode #149: Pasta Grannies: Preserving Traditions Across Generations

  Pasta is so important to Italian culture and is loved by so many people all around the world. Pasta Grannies is an inspiring project working with the grannies (nonnas) of Italy who are preserving the traditions of pasta-making and keeping a record of these recipes for future generations. Not only do these women make delicious […]

Episode #148: Dishes to try in the Lagoon city

  Venice’s cosmopolitan past and history of trade have shaped the cuisine of the lagoon city. A mix of traditional dishes alongside modern, innovative cooking – both using the unique ingredients that are found around its many islands, make for a unique Venetian dining scene. Not to mention the famous Cicchetti, where you can have […]

Episode #146: Best Food and Wine Gifts to Bring Back from Italy

  Buying food and wine gifts for friends and family (or yourself) is an enjoyable part of any trip to Italy! As it’s almost Christmas time, we’re sharing gift ideas of things you can bring back from an Italy vacation, and for those who’ve already been or haven’t been (yet), we’ve got some things that […]

Episode #144: Sip Your Way Through the Wine Bars of Florence

  The winebars of Florence are wonderful places to start or continue any journey in learning about Tuscan and Italian wine. Florence’s wine bars and restaurants are not only a great place to learn more about the region’s wines and producers, but they are also amazing places to just hang out and appreciate the great […]

Episode #143: 7 Delicious local dishes from Abruzzo

  Abruzzo, the beautiful Italian region that shares a border with Lazio and the Adriatic Sea, is a region of epic mountains, stunning coastline, and traditions as old as time. The incredible, produce-driven dishes of the region include many unique ingredients and techniques and are the ultimate comfort food. Show notes We talk to American […]

Episode #142: Tale of 3 Cities: A Food Tour Adventure in Italy

  Food tours are a wonderful experience during your trip to Italy. Not only do you get to eat incredibly well, but you get to try new food – things you may not have considered before or been brave enough to order on your own. Food is such an important connection to the land, the […]