Basilica di San Valentino (facade)

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Saint Valentine of Terni

Not many tourists make it to Terni. But many of those who do come to Umbria’s second largest town come specifically to see the church of Saint Valentine. Advertisements

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Al Bicerin, Torino

More Than A Mocha: Torino’s Sweet, Rich Bicerin

The bicerin is an important part of the coffee culture in Torino (Turin). Learn more about the bicerin.

Cappello Alpino

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

The grey felt cap adorned with a black raven feather worn by old northern Italian men and some modern-day camouflaged troops is known as the Cappello Alpino. This recognizable cap signifies that the wearer is or was a member of…

Best Places to Kiss in Rome

Before I tell you about the best places to kiss in Rome, you’ve got to really want to kiss and be kissed.

Roman Forum - Thinking Girl

Five Lessons Learned While Living and Traveling in Italy

Reflection is part of the prescription for moving from one year into the next. So while I wanted to write a year-end round-up a month ago, I realized that such an article would not fully capture the joys, sorrows, and…

Aosta - Best Place to Live

Before Considering a Move to Italy, Check Out This Quality of Life Index

Considering a move to Italy? The annual quality of life index will provide you a starter checklist of factors to keep in mind.

Paestum Temple

A Little Greek / Yogurt in Paestum

If you tell a Roman that you are going Paestum for the weekend, invariably he or she will tell you: “Make sure you pick up some mozzarella di bufala.” Paestum is a sight to see without the culinary pit stop. A…