Margie Longano Miklas

Margie Longano Miklas, contributing writer

Limoncello: The Drink of the Amalfi Coast

August 2020
Almost synonymous with the Amalfi Coast is limoncello, the refreshing liqueur, aperitif and digestivo made from the large lemons grown in Campania. While controversy exists regarding the origins of this popular drink, limoncello prevails as the...


Packing Tips for Italy Travel

July 2019
Quando si è in procinto di partire, il primo passo da affrontare è la preparazione della valigia, per molti un vero e proprio incubo. Cosa metterci? È la domanda che si fanno inevitabilmente tutti i viaggiatori fissando l’armadio di casa. I timori...


Travel Tips for Italy

January 2019
If you have traveled to Italy, I’m sure you are already familiar with the usual travel tips in the guidebooks such as: 1)    Be aware of your surroundings.2)    Don’t walk around with a map.3)    Keep...


Handmade Ceramics of the Amalfi Coast

October 2018
La costiera amalfitana è un vivace paesaggio caratterizzato da case color pastello, ripidi giardini terrazzati e scogliere a strapiombo sul mar Mediterraneo. A donare ancor più vitalità  a questo scenario sono gli sfavillanti negozi di...


Second-Generation Italian

October 2017
I was born in Cleveland and so were my parents, but all four of my grandparents were born in Italy. So, I am second-generation Italian and proud of my Italian heritage. My maternal grandparents are from Sicily or Sicilia. They both were born in...


Some of Italy’s Most Popular Churches for Weddings

July 2017
It is widely known that Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world. So it comes as no surprise that many couples choose Italy as their wedding destination. With a church on practically every corner, engaged couples have many choices....


Caffè Florian in Venice

June 2015
When you're in Venice, why not splurge? Caffè Florian is a must-see, just like riding a gondola is a must-do. The oldest caffè in Italy, and one of the oldest in Europe, Caffè Florian is definitely one of a kind. Located in St...


Focus on Milan in 2015

January 2015
If you are planning a trip to Italy this spring or summer, you probably are finding that many of the hotels are already booked, particularly in northern Italy. The reason for this is Expo 2015, to be held in Milan. Beginning May 1, the city of...


Peggy Guggenheim Art Museum in Venice

October 2014
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum has become one of the top tourist attractions in Venice. Located directly on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro neighborhood of Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is particularly a favorite of those who are modern art...


In Italy It's All about the Food

August 2014
Mention Italy and one of the first things anyone talks about is the food. Italians certainly pride themselves in this single most important aspect of their culture, and each region in Italy is known for its own specialty meals. While it would take...


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