Designer Outlets in Italy

Italy is renowned for its designer fashions. Learn more about outlet shopping in Italy and how to make a discount shopping spree part of your travel itinerary.

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A List of What I Ate in Palermo

I Can’t Believe I Ate All of That On Such a Short Trip

Torre di Babele (Italian Immersion Language School for Foreigners) in Rome

From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy

I have a confession. Despite having lived in Italy for nearly three years and having studied Italian off and on for a number of years, I have a long way to go before I can consider myself fully fluent in the…

Castello Estense in Ferrara

Finally Ferrara: Postcard From a City That Called Me Back

Have you ever pulled into a train station on your way to somewhere else and then promised yourself that some day you would make your way back? That was my experience with Ferrara.

Flavors of Ferrara and Modena: Fresh tortellini and tortelloni for sale in Mercato Albinelli

Five Favorite Flavors From Ferrara and Modena

To ring in the New Year, my family and I rented a farmhouse for a few days on the outskirts of Ferrara. Thinking back to the trip, the timing wasn’t ideal. Ferrara was freezing and on New Year’s Eve, the…

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.

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.