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How to Eat Fish in Venice

Dining is one of the best parts of the Italy travel experience. Of course, as you’ve probably read before, there are rules when it comes to enjoying a meal in Italy. I hate rules. But I do appreciate tradition, as well as learning about how Italians use and eat different ingredients. So I was excited …

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Dining in Rome: Rooftop Restaurants and Special Occasions

In the first installment of “Ask the Italy Expert,” a feature in which I ask Italy travel specialists to help me answer reader inquiries, Stefania Troiani of Rome Shopping Guide about outlet shopping and pastry shops in Rome. This week’s questions are also about Rome and eating. What can I say…? Those are two topics …

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Is It Still Italian If the Chef Isn’t?

While it’s hardly shocking for Americans – we’ve been eating Italian food cooked by Mexicans and Salvadorans for years – Italy is now grappling with the conundrum that many of the cooks in the country’s top-rated restaurants are non-Italians. Ian Fisher’s article today in the New York Times points out that Antico Forno Roscioli, which …

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Gastronomic Tour of Emilia Romagna

You can eat well just about anywhere in Italy. But Italians know that Italy’s culinary heart lies in Emilia Romagna. Ragú alla Bolognese, premium balsamic vinegar from Modena, Parma ham, parmigiano cheese, mortadella – all of these scrumptious items come from Emilia Romagna. That’s why epicures who want to get the most out of an Italian tour …

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Where the Fashion Forward Eat and Sleep in Milan

Here’s a hotel and restaurant that we hope Jessica over at Italylogue will have a chance to check out while she’s in Milan. Located in the hip Tortona district, Milan’s Nhow Hotel, which opened last year in a defunct General Electric power plant, has put a high-design touch on all of its rooms and common …

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Bathing in Viterbo, Eating in Venice…

Here are some links to some recent articles we found interesting. Enjoy! NY Times Wild Spas: The Divine Therapy CNN.com Vatican Airline Takes to the Skies Genoa: You’ll Wonder Why Columbus Ever Left Miami Herald In Matera, Art – and Life – Go Underground Gridskipper.com Top Picks: Good Eats in Venice

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Eat the Cannoli, Drink the Cappuccino

Though this is a few weeks old, I thought I’d share this amusing take from the San Francisco Chronicle about drinking cappuccino in Italy after 11am. I admit, I am guilty on both counts: both urging readers not to order the frothy concoction “after hours” and ordering one for myself despite the common “wisdom.” Many …

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