Ferragosto Italy’s Biggest Summer Shindig

While August has its drawbacks with the heat, the month is a great time to experience authentic life and culture in Italy. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons is that the month of August hosts one of Italy’s biggest holidays, Ferragosto. Celebrated on August 15 and the days surrounding, this holiday is a time for […]

9 Ways to Beat the Heat in Rome

Things are heating up in Italy as August fast approaches, and big cities can be challenging to enjoy without withering away as a tourist. Here are my favorite 9 ways to beat the heat in Rome. Gelato I know. This one is obvious, but necessary and deserves the number one spot. Gelato is like magic, […]

Vernazza from Above

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Dream Destination Da Adolfo

Two years ago I read about a hidden restaurant called Da Adolfo along the Amalfi Coast accessible only by boat. I planned my entire next trip to Italy around dining here. Fate had other ideas for me that trip, as storm after storm rolled in making travel by boat impossible. I would not be deterred. […]