Joan Lewis’ Limoncello

Limoncello is a lemony Italian liquor has its home along the southwestern coast in the Campania region including Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. No surprise there, given the endless summer sunshine lends itself to produce the main citrus fruit which is … Continue reading

Dolce Primavera: Sweet Springtime in Italy

Springtime truly is sweet in Italy for so many reasons — the weather, the smaller crowds, the scents, and the sights of flowers in bloom, and let’s not forget the fresh vegetables so abundant this time of year, incorporated into … Continue reading

Should You Take A Guided Tour in Italy?

Touring an amazing country such as Italy on your own sounds exciting and romantic, until you hit the ground alone and realize you bitten off much more than you can chew — and we’re not just talking about pizza, pasta, … Continue reading

Zeppole di San Guiseppe

My husband’s Aunt Margie was famous for her zeppole, so much so that during family gatherings my husband and his cousins would push their way to the front door to see who would have first crack on the traditional Italian … Continue reading

The Other Trastevere

I love Trastevere, and so do most travelers to the eternal city. Trastevere means “beyond the Tiber.”  It’s a very large “rione” or district of Rome. And quite frankly, what’s not to love? The neighborhood runs along the winding Tiber … Continue reading