Italy Travel Tips: Just for Fun

The Power of Love in a Bowl of Risotto

Andi BrownNovember 29, 2018

The woman had been staring at me for what seemed like forever. She had even tried to get me to order something else. I…

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Not a Party Until the Polenta is Poured

Andi BrownNovember 27, 2018

Sometimes a big party gets a bit messy. I think that's half the fun, don't you? Family style polenta dinners originated in the Abruzzo…

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How to Survive When Your Parents Get Too Frisky in Tuscany

Andi BrownNovember 15, 2018

The story is short and sweet today. Is it TMI? Probably. I am almost 45 years old and I still get grossed out when…

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You Need Some Bolognese in Your Life

Andi BrownNovember 11, 2018

I'm starving just sitting down to write this. Years ago, I had the luck of spending a day cooking with Alessandra making her incredible…

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My Favorite Carbonara in Rome

Andi BrownNovember 8, 2018

Hungry already? The title did me in too. Let's dive right in. Carbonara This is one of the classic dishes in Rome and can…

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Cinque Terre Art | Handcrafted Paintings by Antonio Greco

Andi BrownSeptember 25, 2018

The Cinque Terre was recently featured as the theme for our Italian Andiamo Subscription Boxes, and a beautiful lithograph by Antonio Greco of the…

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Travel Inspires Conscious and Curious Explorers

Andi BrownFebruary 26, 2018

Ciao tutti! It's been awhile since I've been here. Don't worry, things are going great. Incredible even. Think dreams coming true, as in I'm…

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7 Best Travel Books

Andi BrownJanuary 11, 2018

Dr. Seuss, who has shared many words of wisdom with the world, said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.…

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Resolutions to Help Make Your Travel Goals a Reality

Andi BrownJanuary 1, 2018

It’s that time again that calls for reflection of the past year and goal-setting for the coming one. There’s something about the start of…

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12 Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Andi BrownDecember 23, 2017

The Christmas season in many European countries is a magical experience, as cities across the continent transform their squares into Christmas winter wonderlands. And…

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Bring Italy to Your Kitchen with Christmas Panettone

Andi BrownDecember 21, 2017

Like any place around the world, Italy has its traditional Christmas foods to help celebrate the holiday season right. And as food is already…

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Finding Public Restrooms in Europe

Andi BrownDecember 12, 2017

We’ve all been there. You’re out enjoying some sightseeing during your travels when suddenly you start to wonder where the nearest toilet is. And…

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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Italy

Andi BrownDecember 10, 2017

‘Tis the season for gratitude, and even though Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, we should continue to reflect on what we are thankful…

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10 Hot Drinks to Order in Italy this Winter

Andi BrownDecember 7, 2017

As the leaves are falling during the autumn season, so are the temperatures. One of the best ways to enjoy the cooler weather is…

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Travel Gift Guide Ideas for the Italy Lover

Andi BrownDecember 1, 2017

We've put together a huge list of our favorite travel themed gifts to help you with holiday shopping, perfect for the Italy lover in…

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8 Most Haunted Places in Italy

Andi BrownOctober 31, 2017

Halloween is here and how better we to celebrate than exploring the 8 most haunted places in Italy. Enjoy, if you dare. 1. Poveglia…

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Pictures to Inspire Travel to Italy in the Fall

Andi BrownOctober 17, 2017

Italy is always beautiful, but when the yellows, oranges, and reds of fall are added in, the results are breathtaking. Drives through the Tuscan…

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Where Selfie Sticks are Banned in 6 European Countries

Andi BrownOctober 7, 2017

Selfie sticks have been a travel fad for the past couple of years now. On one hand, these gadgets are helpful if you’re traveling…

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Bring Italy to Your Kitchen | Tiramisu

Andi BrownOctober 3, 2017

Before going to Rome, I had never tried tiramisu. And honestly, I’m glad I didn’t have any sub-par American version beforehand because this rich…

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6 Tips for Navigating Italian Open Air Markets

Andi BrownSeptember 28, 2017

One of the best ways to get a taste of authentic Italian life and culture is to go to a local open-air market. These…

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17 Best Books and Movies to Inspire Travel to Italy

Andi BrownSeptember 26, 2017

Looking to learn more about Italy before your trip or simply wanting to peak your interest in the beautiful country? Books and movies are…

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Must Have Gelato Flavors in Italy

Andi BrownSeptember 23, 2017

Those who travel to Italy will have many things to say about their favorite parts of the experience. Some will say it was the…

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10 Best Airports for a Long Layover

Andi BrownSeptember 16, 2017

Many people’s least favorite part of traveling is the airport experience. This experience seems doubly worse when a long layover is added to the…

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Bring Italy to Your Kitchen with Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Andi BrownSeptember 5, 2017

One of my favorite Italian dishes that I was introduced to while studying abroad in Rome is spaghetti alla carbonara. This savory pasta dish…

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17 Reasons Travel to Italy is a Terrible Idea

Andi BrownSeptember 3, 2017

Thinking of traveling to Italy? Has a visit there been on your bucket list, something you've been dreaming of for years? What a TERRIBLE…

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