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

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

Mushroom Risotto

With Thanksgiving behind us, many are beginning to plan for their Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinners. Even though the official holidays are a month away, it’s important to get a head start, given not only all the activities of the … Continue reading