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Category Archives: Podcast episodes

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, […]

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 #084: A Walking Tour of the Amalfi Coast

  In this episode, we are heading back to one of your favorite spots – the Amalfi Coast and this time we’re talking about a slightly different way of enjoying this wonderful coastline – on a self-guided walking tour! Show notes We talk to Karen Salter, who, having spent a lot of time in and […]