Hiking in Paradise: The Dolomites and Ortisei


Stunning Dolomite mountains in the Alpe dei Siusi - credit I've known Laurel and Ric Barton for over 17 years and marveled at their ex-pat adventures in Italy. Using Rome as a… READ MORE


How to Find and Buy Wine Online (and Save Some Money)


Buying wine online used to be scary. "What if the wine never shows up?" "What happens to my credit card number once I’ve made the purchase?" There’s no need to worry, these… READ MORE


Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now


credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic… READ MORE

My top 8 Rome restaurant recommendations

In Forum "Itineraries for Foodies" (new topic)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 1 week, 6 days ago

Ciao everybody: I’ve had many requests for some of my favorite restaurants in Rome, and I thought I’d share my “favorite eight” with fellow travelers. I visit Rome a few times… READ MORE


Self Guided wine tour Chianti

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (1 reply)
By jengray282, Posted about 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I know we are not going to be able to give this area long enough on our tour, but that’s another discussion. Need suggestions for a 1-day tour. We have 11 people, 9 adults 3 teenagers. Weighing… READ MORE


Recipe: Spaghetti alla Scarpara, Vernazza Style

In Forum "Recipes" (new topic)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 2 months ago

Gianni Franzi, Vernazza, Cinque Terre If you’ve been to the Cinque Terre and visited Vernazza, you may have run across a Trattoria on the breakwater called Gianni Franzi (they also run a patchwo… READ MORE