Margie Longano Miklas

Margie Longano Miklas, contributing writer

Garden Tours in Italy

March 2014
Garden tours in Italy seem to be particularly popular with travelers from Australia and the UK. In fact, most of the escorted garden tour packages originate in those places. But there are plenty of other opportunities to arrange a guided tour of...


Men's Fashion Trends in Italy

February 2014
Italy has long been considered a fashion capital, and many say it is indeed the fashion capital of the world. Milan is the city most known for style, design and fashion for both men and women. Fashion Week in Milan occurs four times a year, twice...


Palermo's Grand Teatro Massimo

January 2014
If you've ever been to Palermo, you are familiar with one of its most famous landmarks, Teatro Massimo, the grand opera house that is home to the largest stage in Italy. Situated in the heart of the historic district in Piazza Verdi, this...


Sicilian Marzipan - Frutta di Martorana

November 2013
Il marzapane, o frutta di Martorana, è una tra le più note tradizioni dolciarie siciliane. Questa pasta di mandorle tritate viene trasformata dalle mani di esperti maestri pasticceri in particolari preparazioni, come ad esempio la...


Cheese festivals throughout Italy

September 2013
Italians love to have fun as well as work hard, and they also certainly love to celebrate with festivals. Most towns and villages celebrate their patron saints with festivals in their honor. With Italy's love for food and wine, festivals often...


My Travel Experiences in the Region of Molise

June 2013
When I think of central Italy, the first place that comes to mind is Tuscany, a rather popular destination, but then I think of Umbria, which is not quite so popular. The smaller and less well-known region of Molise is not exactly a tourist...


The unbeatable experience of soccer in Italy

April 2013
Soccer in Italy is almost a religion. Being Italian is synonymous with being a soccer fan in Italy. Soccer seems to be everywhere, and every hotel lobby with a television screen has a soccer game turned on whenever Italian teams are competing....


The Presepe Tradition of Naples, Italy

December 2012
Christmas in Naples, Italy is truly special particularly since Naples is most famous for its Nativity scenes or presepi. Presepe means crib or crèche and the one place in Naples that is a must-see especially at Christmastime is the famous...


How to Order Gelato in Italy

August 2012
Anyone traveling to Italy cannot come home without eating gelato. Gelato plays a huge role in the Italian culture. Every town in Italy has at least one gelateria. Even the local bars serve gelato which is ok in a pinch, but you will always find the...


The City of Ceramics with a Promising Future for the Youth

July 2012
Artist, Miriam Pace of Caltagirone in the Via Roma 155 Studio Caltagirone is not generally known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. In fact this Sicilian Baroque town that sits high on a hilltop between Siracusa and...


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