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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!

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  This week 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, at […]

Episode #089: Harvest in Tuscany

  This week, we head to Tuscany’s gorgeous Chianti region to talk about an important and exciting season – harvest-time. At this time, grapes are harvested for wine, olives for olive oil, and truffles and porcini mushrooms are foraged for in the woods. Villages and towns hold festivals to celebrate the abundance of wonderful produce.  […]