Travel

The Lustrous Lustre Maiolica of Umbria

January 2021 |
The lustre maiolica in the Umbria region of Italy are treasures I hope everyone gets to see at some point in their lifetime. Maiolica is tin-glazed pottery decorated in colors on a white background. The most renowned maiolica dating to the...

Time-Traveling to the 1960s In an Italy Without Tourists

December 2020 |
In the 1960s, I had my first ever holiday abroad, in Italy. It was thrilling, colorful and completely different from anywhere I had ever been before. I have just experienced a return to that magical time before mass tourism, looking at sights again...

Little Italy of Staten Island

November 2020 |
Questo articolo è su un quartiere Italiano a Staten Island, che si chiama Rossville. Qui, ci sono ristoranti e supermercati fantastici. Per esempio, Portofino Pizza è una pizzeria conosciuta per il pane con l’aglio. Eataly è un ristorante...

Balancing Venice and Tourism

November 2020 |
It is estimated that before the pandemic, 22 million (and up to 30 million) tourists arrived in Venice each year. Most spent just a day, disembarking from the enormous cruise ships that glide through the waters of the islands. Averaging about...

Cinecittà: Hollywood on the Tiber

September 2020 |
Cinecittà Studios, Italian for Cinema City Studios, is a large film studio in Rome. Sitting on 99 acres, it is the largest film studio in all of Europe. Cinecittà was constructed during the Fascist era as part of a plan to revive the Italian film...

The Art of Hard Stones

September 2020 |
Another adventure off the typical tourist route in Florence is the small museum Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure which showcases the art of Pietre Dure. Perhaps more familiar are the artistic techniques of mosaic, using small pieces of cut stone or...

Packs of Wolves in Florence

September 2020 |
Una cosa sorprendente che ha successo quest’estate a Firenze - due branchi di lupi sono arrivati in centro città. Un branco sta davanti al palazzo Pitti e l'altro sta davanti la Chiesa Santissima Annunziata. Molti turisti sono rimasti scioccati...

Museo Storico della Liberazione

August 2020 |
Museo storico della Liberazione, the museum recording the liberation of Rome from the Nazi occupation, is housed in a non-descript apartment building not far from the Basilica of St John Laterna in Rome. In it, visitors will find records of the...

A Day at the Beach of Roseto degli Abruzzi

August 2020 |
Knowing I will not be able to return to Italy anytime soon, I frequently catch myself thinking about spending days at the beach of Roseto degli Abruzzi on previous trips. We would get ready to head to the coast after lunch, around 2 p.m. We drove...
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