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Cose Preferite: Italian Ceramics

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have put me in a shopping frame of mind, especially for unique and beautiful items, which brings me to the topic of Italian ceramics (“maiolica” in Italian), a great way to bring Italy into your home. Throughout Italy, you can find hand-crafted pottery and earthenware, made according […]

Puglia in New Jersey

Blogging about one’s vacation is not without repercussions. If you go to cooking school in Italy, for instance, the friends and family who’ve been reading your blog expect you to cook for them when you return home. Last month, I spent a week at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Puglia with my friend, Anne […]

I ♥ Olive Oil (and I’m not talking about Popeye’s girlfriend)

One of the things I try to save room for in my suitcase when returning from Italy is olive oil, preferably nectar from the place or region I’m visiting. It’s a way to bring back, literally, a part of of the place where I’ve been staying, because it comes from the fruit of trees growing […]

Married to Italy

Big city Texan girl meets small town Italian boy. Chaos ensues.

Travels with Patty

Further exploration of semi-retirement, travel and personal relationships.

Just Visit Siena !

My Siena Guide

Aunt Jane In Italy

At home in Italy, and bringing Italy into my home

learnitalianwines - by tom hyland

A guide to Italian wines, grapes and producers

Home Exchanging

Trade your space for a change of pace!

Italy in 30 Seconds

A written shot of espresso to inform, excite and encourage you to experience Italy. Today's Brew.