This Le Marche winery has been producing their own DOC verdicchio wine since 1938 and welcomes visitors to take an intimate look into their wine-making and tasting process.
After moving to a different country, I count myself so so lucky to have traditional, Italian Sunday Lunches with Edoardo’s family, where it’s completely next level in terms of the time spent preparing and eating food. In the spirit of sharing more about what life in Italy is actually like, for the people who live and work here, I wanted to write about what a typical lunch for us.
This summer was crazy for a variety of reasons but it was also amazing. We spent plenty of time around Rome and its nearby beaches, I got to see my family after 10 months away from the States and my FIANCÈ proposed to me while surrounded by my family. It really couldn't get much better. Today I'm sharing that whole story along with some photos from the amazing 2 weeks we spent stateside.
Today I’m talking about a new service I've added to my blog, a personal travel planning package that includes my recommendations for what to do, eat and see in Rome and Italy. I'll get into why I've decided to start offering this service, how I think it can help anyone looking to make the most out of their Italian experience and the logistics behind these packages.
Eating out in Italy involves a lot of pasta, pizza and predominantly Italian dishes. Besides supplementing their diet with the occasional burger or sushi, many Italians have no problem eating only Italian food day in and day out. So, while finding places that do decent Thai, Indian and Mexican food can be a real challenge, there are a few spots that I love. Keep reading for my Mexican budget picks, a Chipotle dupe and full-on restaurants with a mean margarita.
There are so many misconceptions when it comes to living in Italy and the stereotypical dolce vita is both an exaggeration and underestimation of what living in this country is like. Obviously there are positives and negatives to living in every country, but in this post I wanted to address the stereotypes that leave people wanting to move to Italy so badly, without a real idea of what it’s like living here. So here is my list of what makes up the “real” dolce vita in Italy, at least for this American ex-pat.