Sardinia: a continent on an island / La Sardegna: un continente sull’isola  

About 120 miles off the Italian mainland and in the center of the Mediterranean Sea lies Sardinia, an island known for its crystal clear waters and snow white sand.  Rocks on the island date back to the Paleozoic Era, almost five hundred million years ago! …

Olives 

Blended into a tapenade, stirred into a martini or just straight from the jar…however you eat them, olives have created a fanbase worldwide. But did you know that fossil evidence indicates that the olive tree’s origins trace back to as long as 40 million years …

L’ESTATE – LA STAGIONE DELLE VACANZE / SUMMER – THE HOLIDAY (VACATION) SEASON

Summer is the top tourist season throughout Italy, and small wonder.  Sunbathing along the Mediterranean, warmer weather near the Alps, architectural and art-filled cities coming alive with the embrace of warm weather and fresh seasonal vegetables coming into their best flavor.   Many will argue that …

Tuscany

Tuscany (TUSK-É™-nee) is a region in central Italy, famed for the beauty of its rolling lands and World Heritage site cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena.  The idea of Tuscany being a place of romance, Chanti wine, world-class cooking, picnics, and sunshine was already part …

Orecchiette – Puglia’s Handmade Pasta

The most delicious “small ears” you’ll ever eat hail from Puglia, Italy. Orecchiette (oh-reck-ee-ET-tay) is a pasta unlike any other, largely due to its interesting appearance. The word Orecchiette literally translates to “small ears” in Italian, a nod to its striking resemblance. Unlike other common …

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