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2 Amazing Venice Walking Tours You Should Not Miss

Join me as we tour Venice, one of the great cities of Europe, on foot. Venice walking tours are a fantastic way to explore the city of a thousand canals. Obviously, before we visit, we research by reading, doing internet searches, and talking to others to prepare for our destination. These activities are all worth …

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Truffle Hunting in Italy

Truffle Hunting in Puglia, Italy “Every day is a good day for truffle hunting,” says Giuseppe Lolli, winemaker, restaurant owner, and truffle hunter. Giuseppe hunts for truffles in the Puglia and Basilicata regions of Italy: two regions where few people know truffles exist. Giuseppe aims to change this. He is the lead organizer of the …

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Neapolitan Pizza: Italy’s Best Culinary Treasure

Neapolitan Pizza: Italy’s Best Culinary Treasure Pizza is widely considered the world’s favorite food and is served almost everywhere on the planet. Pizza lovers everywhere can thank Naples, Italy for introducing us to the Pizza. And Neapolitan pizza is taken very seriously. The vibrant city of Naples, Southern Italy’s largest, is located two hours south …

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5+ Traditional Sardinian Foods You Must Try

5+ Authentic Sardinian Foods You Must Try  Start with peasant food born of necessity, add produce from volcanic soil, season with a crossroads of cultures, and enrich with island insularity: that describes Sardinian food.  Panadas On a recent trip to the South and Southwest of the island, we encountered panadas, a classic of Sardinian home cooking, …

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Tuscan Food – Savoring Livorno’s Seaside Specialties

Tuscan Food – Livorno Part III The Best Dishes and Restaurants in Livorno As a port city, Livorno’s dishes are heavily influenced by the sea, with techniques that are working class rather than refined.   They reflect the city’s cosmopolitan yet populist history — a mélange of Tuscan food as well as Italian and international …

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Best Pizzerias in Naples – What makes Neapolitan Pizza so special?

Best Pizzerias in Naples – What makes Neapolitan Pizza so special? When is a pizza more than leavened bread with a choice of toppings? When it is cooked by a pizzaiolo (pizza maker) from Naples, for whom it is a memory of childhood, a history of the city, a key to socialization, or a lifeboat …

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Sfogliatelle – Naples’ Delicious Pastry

Sfogliatelle is the hard-to-pronounce name for a delicious filled pastry that is as Neopolitan as Neopolitan pizza. Food lovers in Naples might traverse the town, sampling from the most famous pasticcerias (pastry shops) and comparing the sweet fillings and flaky crusts.  But me? I first discovered sfogliatelle quite accidentally when I wandered into the café attached …

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