fbpx

Category Archives: Podcast episodes

Episode #113: Spring Dishes from Tuscany

  In this episode, we head once more to beautiful Tuscany to take a peek into the rhythm of life and seasonality that makes the produce and dishes of this region so special.  Show notes We talk to proud Tuscan Giulia Scarpaleggia – a food writer, video tutorial creator, and cooking class instructor from Juls’ […]

Episode #112: Caserta Palace – A Glittering Jewel Near Naples

  In this episode, we look beyond the more well-known Italian history of Ancient Rome and the Renaissance and head to the 18th-century to learn about the wealthy and powerful Kingdom of Naples and an incredible woman from a powerful family that had influence all over Europe and a palace so grand that some say, […]

Episode #111: Carnevale in Venice – Parties, Costumes, and more

  It’s Carnevale time in Venice! This annual spectacle and celebration is one of the most spectacular festivals in the world. Carnevale is somewhat similar to Mardi Gras in the United State and it is celebrated throughout Italy – with costumes, parades, feasting and general partying. But no-one does it better than Venice! Show notes […]

Episode #110: Italy’s Most Romantic Places

  In a tribute to San Valentino (Saint Valentine), we are celebrating all the beauty and romance that is found all over Italy. Beauty and romance mean different things to different people, so one person’s swoon-worthy view from the fancy Terrazza Danieli in Venice is another’s sweeping vistas from a hike between the villages of […]

Episode #109: Women of Ancient Rome and Italy: the untold story

  Italy has a rich and exciting past but how many of the stories, history books and hence tours we experience in Italy are focused on the powerful male protagonists who wrote these narratives? We take a look at the past from a different perspective and learn about Italy’s history of influential women and the […]

Episode #108: Day Trips from Sorrento

  In this episode, we take a trip to beautiful Sorrento in Campania. It is a popular place to stay for many visitors thanks to its lovely atmosphere, stunning views, delicious food, and proximity to so many fabulous places to visit. Close to, but not quite on, the Amalfi Coast (as many think), there’s quite […]

Episode #107: Tastes of Sicily

  The island of Sicily, Italy’s largest island, just off the boot, is known for its rich history, traditions and culture. It’s also known for its produce, its cuisine, and its hospitality all of which lead to some incredibly tasty cooking and eating experiences. We all know the Italians really love their food, but the […]

Episode #106: Beyond the Cinque Terre: Exploring Liguria

  Home to the famous (for very good reason) Cinque Terre villages, Liguria is a region that many visitors dip into but rarely see very much of.  If you’ve ever been captivated by those colorful Cinque Terre towns that seem to tumble into the sea, then prepare to be amazed, as there are plenty of […]

Episode #104: Experiences to include in your dream trip to Italy

  Travel has a way of shifting your perspective no matter how you approach it, but with insights from someone that has traveled and experienced a country extensively, you can learn about ways to travel and things to do that will definitely enrich your experience when you visit, creating human connections and beautiful memories of […]