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Aperol Spritz Recipe

The Aperol Spritz is the number nine bestselling cocktail in world and there’s a reason why it has consistently been on the list – because it is simply delightful, especially during the day. Made of gentian root (a flowering herb), … Continue reading

Check That Passport!

If you plan to travel internationally in the future, including cruises, take a look at your passport, if you have one. Some destinations may require a passport that expires at least 6 months after trip dates. Current processing times for … Continue reading

Milan’s La Scala Opera House

Toscanini, Verdi, Puccini – just some of the great names of conductors and composers associated with Milan’s famous Opera House, Teatro alla Scala. Most of the greatest singers in the past 200 years, such as Enrico Caruso and Maria Callas, … Continue reading

Matera & Festa Della Bruna

I absolutely love Matera, as it is one of my favorite places in Italy and covers one third of my Italian heritage. Matera is in the Basilicata region in southern Italy, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements … Continue reading

T’s Pasta Primavera

This is an easy but impressive and colorful dish for a summer menu. “Primavera” means “spring” in Italian. So the name of the dish makes one think of warmer weather and gardens. The dish is more Italian American than Italian, … Continue reading