Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Having consumed inordinate amounts of olive oil,  it is time to reflect on Olio Capitale. When planning the trip, Trieste seemed to be at an awkwardly distant location for a major fair.  If you are planning a trip to Italy, Continue reading Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Food Tourists in Tuscany

There it was! In Florence, Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Food I’ll admit, the photo of bottle of traditional balsamic vinegar (from the Modena consortium)** is what first caught my eye when I grabbed the Travel section of The Washington Continue reading Food Tourists in Tuscany

Forbes: Best Restaurant in Italy?

Don’t miss this Forbes article on Chef Massimo Bottura and his new restaurant in Modena, The Best Restaurant in Italy or the Best Restaurant in the World. If you haven’t time to plan a trip or are unable to get Continue reading Forbes: Best Restaurant in Italy?

Speed Cameras in Italy

Mama mia!  What happened to driving fast in Italy?!?!? All over the place there are speed cameras now.  In most every tiny village, there is one of these things on the side of the road checking your speed.  On the Continue reading Speed Cameras in Italy

NYT: Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses

Congrats and Kudos to the Italian Language Foundation for their work in reinstating the course and exam for AP Italian. We love to see the study of Italian culture by students in the U.S. Take at look at the articles Continue reading NYT: Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses