Category Archives: Podcast episodes

Episode #070: Cooking pasta with Nonna

  This episode we are talking a whole lot of pasta with the founder of Nonna Live, an online cooking school that’s brought the art of pasta making to the world! Pasta is, of course, an integral part of Italian cuisine with endless variations that are tweaked from region to region. From ear-shaped orecchiette of […]

Episode #069: Discovering Sicily’s Aeolian Islands

  The Italian island of Sicily has several archipelagos off its coast, smaller islands off the large island, and this episode we’re headed to the northernmost point of Sicily, to the little-known Aeolian Islands where our Sicily travel expert Karen La Rosa encourages us to ‘Live the myth!’ Show notes In this episode, we learn […]

Episode #067: Exploring the Amalfi Coast by road and by sea

  In this episode we are taking a trip to the incredible Amalfi Coast, a place many of our listeners love or can’t wait to visit. It’s a dream destination for good reason, with a stunning coast line, mountains, a fascinating history, azure blue Tyrrhenian Sea, and, of course, wonderful food. Show notes We talk […]

Episode #065: Uncovering Umbria’s Towns and Villages

  In this episode we are headed to Umbria, an un-sung region wedged between Rome and Tuscany, to discover more about the region’s beautiful towns, rolling hills, delicious food, and fascinating festivals. Show notes In this episode, we are joined by American author and traveler Michelle Damiani who wrote a book, Il Bel Centro: a […]

Episode #064: Stunning South Tyrol and The Dolomites

  In this episode, we head to the stunning South Tyrol and the Dolomites area of Italy. The Dolomites are some of the most spectacular mountain peaks in the world and although they are very well known in Europe and are popular summer hiking and winter skiing destinations for Europeans, they are relatively unknown outside […]

Episode #063: Amazing Abruzzo – from Coast to Mountain Peaks

  In this episode, we are visiting a region of Italy that over the centuries has had many challenges – from earthquakes to famines to marauding invaders. Most people don’t know too much about Abruzzo and hopefully, this episode will help change that. Show notes Tucked away behind Rome’s Lazio region, Abruzzo is a place […]

Episode #062: Special products from Tuscany

  In this episode, we head back to Tuscany and the Chianti region to chat with Arianna Cini about the artisan souvenirs and gifts available in her region. These special crafts and food products have been created and made by locals who have developed their skills over many generations. Show notes Arianna, runs a slow […]