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August 2014 - Italy's Best Cooking Schools Part I
Decades ago, none other than Luigi Barzini, author of The Italians, wrote that with the proper respect for quality ingredients and the right guidance, Italian culinary enthusiasts may attain "not only the true cooking of Italy -- the vera cucina Italiana -- but a deep understanding of Italy and Italians." We couldn't agree more and encourage all to take a . . . read more

June/July 2014 - Florence's Central Market, Murano Glass, 2015 Event Preview
Lots of things are happening in Florence - the biggest: the revitalization of the Central Market - now even more of a mecca for foodies. We also visit Florence's Palazzo Strozzi - great spot for kids. Wondering how to avoid fake Murano glass in Venice? We tell you how. And looking ahead to 2015 - plan for the Milan Expo and Sordevolo's Passion Play. (8 pages) . . . read more

May 2014 - Special Report: The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre - one of Italy's most celebrated corners of stunning beauty. We've devoted an entire issue to these five villages - how to get around, what to do, where to stay, where to eat. Written by two local insiders! (10 pages) . . . read more

April 2014 - Venice, Tuscan Island of Capraia, Italy Travel Tips
Once thousands of gondole could be found gliding through Venice, now there are only 400. We meet the last gondola makers and find out how to have unique gondola experiences in Venice. Then off to the Tuscan island of Capraia for some R&R. And seven quick tips for experiencing an even better trip to Italy. (8 pages) . . . read more


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Introduction to Italy's Best Cooking Schools (August 2014)
This issue is the first of two issues on Italy's Best Cooking Schools. This first issue covers schools in Abruzzo to Le Marche; yes, we’re dividing them alphabetically. In September, look for the second list on where to lear . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Programs with Multiple Locations (August 2014)
These companies offer cooking classes and tours in multiple locations throughout Italy - kind of one-stop shops for cooking schools in Italy. A great resource for planning a culinary-focused trip. . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Abruzzo and Basilicata (August 2014)
Pasta! Pasta! Learn to make your own when you attend one of these incredible cooking schools in Abruzzo and Basilicata. Also learn to incorporate seafood and regional ingredients into your dishes. . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Calabria, Campania, the Amalfi Coast and Naples (August 2014)
Southern Italy is home to some of the country's best cuisine. If you're going to take a cooking class in Italy. This is where to do it. You can even go to pizza school in Naples! . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna and Friuli (August 2014)
Emilia-Romagna is considered the very center of Italian food culture. What better place to learn to cook? And looking for new culinary ground to uncover? Head over to the region of Fruili for cooking lessons. . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Lazio, Rome and Liguria (August 2014)
Learn to make a mean pesto in the region of Liguria. Take the kids to a child-friendly cooking lesson in Rome. Don't miss the best cooking classes in these areas of Italy. . . . read more

Italy's Best Cooking Schools: Lombardy, Milan and Le Marche (August 2014)
Whether you're in the big city of Milan or in rural Le Marche, learn to cook regional dishes in this selection of best cooking classes in Italy. . . . read more

A Market Renaissance in Florence (June/July 2014)
Florence's Central Market, also known as Mercato San Lorenzo, has undergone some amazing changes, making it a true foodie mecca not to be missed. . . . read more

Finding Real Murano Glass in Venice (June/July 2014)
Glass that was once strictly made on the island of Murano is being imported from China and passed off as Murano glass. If you come to Venice and want to find real Murano glass, here's how to do it. . . . read more

Where to Buy Real Murano Glass in Venice (June/July 2014)
With the influx of fake Murano glass from China, well tell you where to shop confidentally, both in Venice and in Murano proper, to buy real Murano glass. . . . read more

2015 Preview: Milan Expo (June/July 2014)
If you're planning to travel to Italy in 2015, consider making time for the Milan Expo (formerly the World's Fair) between May 1 and October 31, 2015. . . . read more

2015 Preview: Piedmont's Passion Play (June/July 2014)
Every five years, a small hamlet nestled against the Italian Alps comes to life to tell the story of Jesus Christ. Sordevolo, in the region of Piedmont, is the host for La Passione Di Cristo (The Passion of Christ). . . . read more

Florence: Palazzo Strozzi Makes Art Fun for Families (June/July 2014)
Sharing the magnificent artistic heritage of Italy with children can be joyful. The challenge, however, is to risk boring your kids with yet another church fresco or museum masterpiece. We've found the place to take them - Palazzo Strozzi. . . . read more

Explore and Stay in the Cinque Terre (May 2014)
The Cinque Terre - perhaps Italy's most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. Even though the architecture, cuisine and lifestyle are very similar among the towns, there was little interaction over the past thousand years and each village de . . . read more

Corniglia: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Corniglia is in the geographic center of the Cinque Terre and unlike its sister villages, is perched on top of a promontory looking over the sea. . . . read more

Monterosso: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Monterosso has the most choices for hotels, restaurants and nightlife. The long boardwalk on the sea is built over the largest beach of the Cinque Terre. . . . read more


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