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

Milano: Love at first sight

In Forum "Itineraries for Culture Buffs" (4 replies)
By DebD, Posted about 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It was love at first sight when I first stepped foot in Milan, Italy, years ago, and the love affair continues til this day. And because of my wonderful experiences, I would like to share a few insig… READ MORE


Transportation from Orbetello Monte Argentario to Porto Ercole

In Forum "A Day in the Life…" (new topic)
By jamespatton, Posted about 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Spending time planning our next trip to Italy (hopefully next September) and just trying to see what is the best way from the Orbetello Monte Argentario train station to Porto Ercole. Looks like you … READ MORE


pasta with butter and cheese

In Forum "Recipes" (new topic)
By moarbarmu, Posted about 7 months, 1 week ago

I am an Italian American with a mixed background. I love pasta with butter and cheese, particularly tortellini. I have been told that this is un-Italian by both my ethnically German (mostly Swiss-Ger… READ MORE