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The Best Pizza in Naples, Italy and Where to Find it

The Best Pizza in Naples, Italy and Where to Find it

Naples is not only the birthplace of Pizza as we know it today, but remains the world capital of pizza. Pizza Napoletana is a cornerstone of the local cuisine and culture. Story narrates that in 1889  Raffaele Esposito, a local pizzaiolo, made the “ Pizza Margherita”...

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Where to Eat the Best Pizza in Venice, Italy

Where to Eat the Best Pizza in Venice, Italy

Until the end of the 1990’s Venice was notorious in Italy for not offering decent quality pizza. Pizza chains dominated Venice for decades, often being the only way to get a slice of the most quintessential Italian food while visiting. Most of the pizza was made with...

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Best Boutique Hotels in Florence, Italy

Best Boutique Hotels in Florence, Italy

Searching for the best boutique Hotel in Florence Italy, is a difficult task, as many of the Florentine owned hotels have been sold to global hotel chains. This makes finding a personalized experience and selecting a hotel that directly supports Italian owned and...

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A Quick Guide to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Wine

A Quick Guide to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Wine

Beloved by Italians and wine lovers abroad, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is the second most grown grape in Italy after Sangiovese. Together, the two of them share the majority of acres of wine grown in Italy.  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is not to be confused with the “Vino...

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Best Boutique Hotels in Venice, Italy

Best Boutique Hotels in Venice, Italy

The magical lagoon of Venice is a dream trip that's on practically everyone’s bucket list. Taking a beautiful “traghetto” (handcrafted wooden water taxi) and sleeping in a Renaissance Palace is a unique experience that should be part of your stay and not be ruined by...

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5 Pasta Types to Eat in Abruzzo, Italy

5 Pasta Types to Eat in Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo is one of the largest producing pasta regions in Italy. Some of the biggest names in Abruzzo's pasta-making business are located near Chieti.  The province of Chieti is where traditional pasta types from Abruzzo have been made for centuries. Chieti is in an...

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A Quick Guide to Pecorino Wine

A Quick Guide to Pecorino Wine

When you hear the word “Pecorino” what's the first thing that comes to mind? It's probably a delicious aged cheese that you ate on your last trip to Italy. What you might not know is that Pecorino also happens to be a crisp white wine that is a perfect pairing for the...

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Local’s Guide to Shopping in Florence, Italy

Local’s Guide to Shopping in Florence, Italy

Known around the world as the "Birthplace" of the Renaissance, the city of Florence is no stranger to craftsmanship and artisanal handmade leather goods.  My guess is if you're anything like me, you've probably already heard about it's famous leather markets and plan...

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Ultimate Guide to Olive Oil Benefits (and more!)

Ultimate Guide to Olive Oil Benefits (and more!)

Spending my summer vacations in Puglia, Italy’s largest olive oil producing region, many of my fondest memories are centered around olive oil.  Olive oil benefits have been long heralded by Italians, including my family. On warm Italian summer nights, we’d sit out on...

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The Most Affordable Boutique Hotels in Rome, Italy

The Most Affordable Boutique Hotels in Rome, Italy

Let’s face it, accommodations make up one of the biggest expenses of your trip to Rome. And while you’re probably dreaming of a 5-star luxury stay at the St. Regis, you might not have the budget, or desire, to spend at least $500 USD a night for the most basic room in...

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A Local’s Guide to Eating Pizza in Ascoli Piceno, Italy

A Local’s Guide to Eating Pizza in Ascoli Piceno, Italy

There’s nothing quite like digging into your first slice of pizza in Italy. Whether you love a traditional neapolitan pizza, you’re wanting to go gourmet, or can’t stomach the gluten, Ascoli’s pizzerias offer something for everyone’s taste buds and dietary...

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Escape to Le Marche on the Untold Italy Podcast

Escape to Le Marche on the Untold Italy Podcast

Listen to the interview with Katy from Untold Italy and discover what to see, do and eat in Le Marche, Lonely Planet's Top Region to Visit in Italy for 2020.UNTOLD ITALY PODCAST INTRODUCTION   Josie: Ciao and benvenuti to Untold Italy. I'm Josie. Katy: And I'm...

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The Best Beaches in Le Marche, Italy

The Best Beaches in Le Marche, Italy

Italy’s beautiful beaches are synonymous with Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and overcrowded umbrella lined lidos.  Make your way across the Bel Paese, just a few hours from Rome, and instead you’ll find some of the best beaches in Italy that only the locals know about. ...

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Ultimate Guide to Pizza in Italy

Ultimate Guide to Pizza in Italy

Of all the experiences I’ve had during my career in Italian food and wine,  there was nothing quite like working with chefs when pizza in Italy, and around the world, was undergoing a culinary evolution. Pizzaioli (Master Pizza Makers) treated their dough like a...

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13 Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

13 Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Planning the ultimate Italy road trip can be quite a daunting task.  Aggressive Italian drivers, roads that don’t make it on google maps, and limited traffic zones are just a few of the things you’ll encounter when driving in Italy.  Having the right to cruise the...

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How to Cook Pasta like an Italian

How to Cook Pasta like an Italian

Growing up Italian, learning how to cook pasta was one of the first kitchen skills my mother taught me.  It's the quintessential Italian main course that every Italian can whip up in a jiffy to have a healthy and delicious meal ready in under 20 minutes. Cooking pasta...

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Most Underrated Wine Region of Italy

Most Underrated Wine Region of Italy

Like most Italian families in Le Marche, wine from our region was present at every big family gathering.   Still it wasn’t until my 20’s that I gained a real appreciation for the diversity and quality found in the under-rated wine region of Le Marche.  Considered all...

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Visiting Valle d’Aosta? Try these Small Italian Towns

Visiting Valle d’Aosta? Try these Small Italian Towns

Cozy Mountain Towns Tucked inside Valle d’Aosta Nestled between the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, Valle d’Aosta has its share of ultra glamorous ski towns and resorts. The least densely populated Italian region. Val d'Aosta has no provinces, and lays claim to just...

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Why You Need Travel Insurance for Italy

Why You Need Travel Insurance for Italy

Planning a trip is fun. Planning an Italian trip-of-a-lifetime is even more fun. But aside from planning how you’ll get from A to B, what you’ll eat and where you’ll sleep, it’s important to consider the more practical side of travel: insurance. Adulting may not be...

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A Local’s Guide to Urbino, Italy

A Local’s Guide to Urbino, Italy

Perched high up on one of Le Marche’s hills, Urbino is a city that delights both history buffs and foodies.  Its architecture, art, and history rival any of Tuscany’s famous masterpieces and Urbino has the street cred to back this statement.  Making the New York Times...

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The Best Time to Visit Rome, Italy

The Best Time to Visit Rome, Italy

When is the best time to visit Rome There’s no bad time to visit Rome. The eternal city is stunning in all seasons, but October has the upper hand. The weather in Rome, Italy is cold during the winter and sweltering in the summer, but Rome in October is warm during...

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Best Time to Visit Italy for Wine Lovers

Best Time to Visit Italy for Wine Lovers

May is the best time to visit Italy for “Cantine Aperte” Wine lovers can rejoice with a visit to Italy in May. Not only will you experience less crowds, you can take part in Cantine Aperte. It’s Italy's largest wine festival where wineries open their cellars to the...

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