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Category Archives: Podcast episodes

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, […]

Episode #089: Harvest in Tuscany

  In this episode, 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 […]

Episode #087: The Story of the Venetian Gondola

  In this episode, we head to, Venice, known as the City of Canals, if there’s one thing that symbolizes Venice more than anything else it has to be the gondola.    Show notes We talk to Venetian and tour guide Elisabetta Amadi, whose family goes back many generations in Venice, about this city’s most […]

Episode #086: 10 Things to love about an Italian summer

  In this episode, we are celebrating all things summer in Italy! From the celebrations of Ferragosto, the national holiday on 15th August, to heading to the beach or to heading to the cooler climbs of The Dolomites. Show notes We are talking about summer in Italy. Many people choose to avoid traveling to Italy’s […]