Category Archives: Made in Italy

Why I Love Italy

When someone asks me why I love Italy, I can’t believe they even have to ask. All you have to do is see a few photos and your heart will melt at the sheer beauty of this amazing country. But … Continue reading

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Sailing in Sicily Around Taormina

Who hasn’t dreamed of sailing around Sicily? A few months ago, at the end of my Sicilian road trip with Victoria De Maio as #2SicilianGals,  I had the opportunity to enjoy the scenic coast of  Taormina from the Ionian Sea … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned From the Italian People

Every time I visit Italy I learn something new from the Italian people.  Certain aspects of  life in Italy  have made an indelible mark in my mind, changing my perspective on life in many ways. Maybe more than anything else, … Continue reading

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Limoncello – Drink of the Amalfi Coast

Almost synonymous with the Amalfi Coast is limoncello, the refreshing liqueur, aperitif, and digestivo made from the large lemons grown in Campania. While controversy exists regarding the origins of this popular drink, limoncello prevails as the drink of choice anywhere … Continue reading

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What Makes San Marzano Tomatoes Special?

When chefs throughout the world prepare authentic Italian sauce, San Marzano tomatoes are their preference. These thin, pointy, sweet plum tomatoes  are essential ingredients for an authentic Pizza Napolitana, according to the Verace Pizza Napolitana Association in Naples, Italy. San … Continue reading

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Another Hilltop Town in Italy – Caltagirone in Sicily

A view of another hill town in Italy – This one from the Sicilian Baroque town of Caltagirone, a city of about 40,000 people. Not on the radar for too many travelers to Italy, this is one of my favorite places … Continue reading

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Life in Italy – Photo of the Day

A day in the life of this elderly Italian man in Palermo, a shoemaker who makes men’s shoes by hand. I am always intrigued watching skilled craftsmen at work in Italy. If you want to read more about this shoemaker … Continue reading

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Life in Sicily – Photo of the Day

The streets of Sicily is where you’ll find the real people, the locals who work hard and take pride in everything they do. They do it with a smile and in my experience, they always seem happy to engage in … Continue reading

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Caffè Sospeso – A Naples Tradition

Naples is a city where coffee is woven into the fabric of everyday life, and the tradition of caffè sospeso is part of it. The custom of “suspended coffee,” may relate to the history behind today’s pay it forward practice; … Continue reading

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Naples Christmas Alley – San Gregorio Armeno

San Gregorio Armeno, otherwise known in Naples as Christmas Alley, is always filled with people, but in the month of December, chaos and crowds define the street. Over half a million tourists visit these small shops, which line both sides … Continue reading

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