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Puccini, La Bohème, and Italian Opera

Whenever I think of the opera, memories of my father come to mind. You may have heard me share the very special recording of my father, a vocalist, singing the traditional Italian Christmas carols. My Dad was a mechanical engineer, but … Continue reading

Visit San Giovanni Rotondo – The Home of Padre Pio

The poor hill town of San Giovanni Rotondo is located in the northern part of Italy’s heel or the Puglia (Apulia) region, and is made famous by the incredible life of one of Italy’s, and the world’s, most beloved modern-day … Continue reading

Spumoni – The Classic Southern Italian Dessert

August is the month to vacation in Italy, and the perfect time for Italians & their visitors to enjoy the classic southern Italian dessert Spumoni. Spumoni is traditionally a triple layered semifreddo (partially frozen) gelato dessert with fruits and nuts, … Continue reading