Lazio – ‘La Regine Centrale’ -‘The Central Region’

Lazio (laat·see·ow) is the Italian region that is home to Rome– the city famous for iconic sites like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Forum and Pantheon, the must-take-a-selfie-here Spanish Steps and, of course, nearby city-within-a-city Vatican City–capital of the Roman Catholic Church.   Certain cliched …

Panettone in Italy and Around the World

Buttery. Sugary. Citrusy. Sweet. The taste of Panettone transcends time & tradition and bakes both into a delectable dessert. The Italian treat has been a local favorite for centuries, baked and served at every important date and family gathering. The sweet bread has gained massive …

Emilia-Romagna -‘Fertile e Produttivo’ – ‘Fertile and Productive’

Situated in the northeastern part of the country, Emilia Romagna(uh·mee·lee·uh row·maa·nyuh) is worth a visit– in person if you can, or via its culinary treasures if stay at home you must.  Bologna is the capital– famous for mortadella,  ragù Bolognese, and fresh egg-based pastas such …

ABRUZZO – FORTE E GENTILE

Abruzzo (uh·brut·sow) is located opposite Rome and the Lazio region, in the eastern portion of the mid-part of Italy, bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east and extending west into south-central Italy.  National parks, nature reserves and the Apennine Mountains form part of the rugged …

PRIMAVERA – LA STAGIONE DELL’AMORE
 / SPRING – THE SEASON OF LOVE

Spring in Italy means mostly great weather, though in the north of the country some snow in early spring is still possible.  The warming trend through March, April and May means more ‘al fresco’ dining opportunities and backyard family get-togethers.  What’s more, Italy also observes …

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