italy roundtable

3 Tips to Help You Plan Your Puglia Summer Accommodations

Planning a summer trip to Puglia? These three tips will help you avoid a hotel disaster.

6 months ago

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…

2 years ago

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…

2 years ago

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

Saint Valentine, a Christian bishop from Terni, Umbria, was martyred in Rome during the 3rd century AD. Learn more about…

2 years ago

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…

2 years ago

In Rome, Communing Over Coffee

In the mornings after I've sent the kids off to school and tidied up the house I go down and…

4 years ago

Visions of Veronese Green in Venice

When you are the parent of young kids, you often find unusual things in your pockets. After a while, you…

4 years ago

Everything is Authentic

Trying to decide if a travel experience is authentic or not is like trying to separate “travelers” from “tourists.” That…

4 years ago

Lost in Translation: Ancient Stories in Art

We admire Italy's art and monuments for color, style, and the skillfulness of their creators. But the gruesome stories that…

4 years ago

Rome Revisited: What Has and Hasn’t Changed

Rome is changing. Rome has changed. You hear those phrases around Rome all the time these days. Crime, corruption, unemployment,…

4 years ago

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