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Lombardy: Five Reasons to Visit Cremona

There are more than five reasons to visit Cremona, but let’s start with mine.  Piazza del Comune is a typical medieval square with a view of the most important buildings of the city: the Duomo, the Baptistery, the famous Torrazzo (bell tower) and city hall. The town of Cremona is located Details

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La Verna ~ Where St. Francis Received the Stigmata

La Verna is one of the best known Franciscan shrines, located atop glorious mountains of the same name.  Amid a thick forest of beech and pine trees in the northern part of the Casentino district of Arezzo in Tuscany, there lies a truly holy and mystical place. The place was given to St. Francis Details

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori (1870 –1952) was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree.  She was an educator, humanitarian, and devout Catholic, best known for the philosophy of education.  She believed that each child is born with a unique potential, only waiting to be revealed.  Born in Le Details

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When Flight Delays Give You Lemons…

There is a saying: “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, but when travelling to Amalfi, we make limoncello! When Flight Delays Give You Lemons… Your flight got delayed, it happens!  With all the things that can and do go wrong with travel nowadays, it’s a good idea Details

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August 15, 2011 12:00 am
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How to Apply for Italian Dual Citizenship

How do I Apply for Italian dual citizenship is a question I am asked all the time.  I discovered the application process will take you on an educational journey where you will discover your Italian ancestry at home, as well as in Italy.  Petitioning for ‘Italian citizenship by descent,’ at Details

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Top Ten List of Italian Cookbooks

My Top Ten Italian cookbook list comes from 30 years of preparing Italian food for my family and friends, as well as for my former catering business (Pranzo).  I have more than 150 books in my cookbook library and at least 50 of them are Italian cookbooks which I rely upon to create authentic It Details

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Italian Dual Citizenship: Italian Passport

Once I decided to get an Italian passport there was certainly no turning back.  Plans of obtaining an Italian citizenship were discussed with such passion that I had to move forward.  I realized I had absolutely no idea on how to get an Italian passport, so as a stalling technique, I decided I Details

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The Best English Speaking Salon in Rome

The best English speaking salon in Rome is undoubtedly the Noi Salon, located in the posh Piazza del Popolo, and is considered by all as ‘the place to be’ while visiting Rome. Founded by Californian Rick Breco and Italian brothers, Massimo and Giuseppi Topo, Noi became another chapter Details

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May 21, 2011 9:04 pm
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Pellegrino Artusi ~ Italian Recipe Collection

Pellegrino Artusi, is considered the ‘father of Italian cooking,’ and in the late 1800’s he published a collection of Italian recipes which he compiled during his travels in northern and central Italy.  With the help of home cooks throughout Italy, who pass their culinary secre Details

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Our Man in Amalfi

Our man in Amalfi is Francesco Marrapese, committed to providing exceptional service as he welcomes visitors to his country.  His mission is to create great memories during your Italian vacation.  Recently his services were enlisted to transfer our guests from the airport in Rome to the harbor Details

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April 23, 2011 5:23 pm
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