Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village!Continue reading “Italy’s Snail-Loving Village”
Our main home is in the little known region of Abruzzo, which was once a joint region with that of Molise. It lies to the east of Lazio and Rome and north of Puglia, with the Adriatic sea and it’s long beaches to the east. As Italy’s most mountainous region, it contains two of the Appenine’s (Little Alps) highest peaks.Continue reading “Italy’s Wild Abruzzo”
This, the most simple of all healthy Italian snacks, is great for a midnight snack, after school, or any time at all! In fact, down through the years it has been a standard go-to for moms preparing the after school snack. Especially before the advent of unhealthy junk food!Continue reading “Simplest Italian Snack Ever”
One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the foreigners. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, examined them. Our new town folk, for this was our new home.Continue reading “Their First Look at the Americans”
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the sea that sets my imagination soaring. The broad horizon and immense expanse of water makes it seem that only the sky is the limit. I wonder what it’s like across the way, and wish for a boat to paddle off on new discoveries. It’s a good thing then, my being boatless, as I would surely be rushing off to certain disaster. So I content myself with feasting on the views, while (of course) savoring a foamy cappuccino or hand-crafted gelato! 🙂 Care to join me?
Ever wondered if you might possibly have Italian roots somewhere in your family? Sometimes you can tell by your last name. But if you’re not sure, try this humorous test to discover if you are Italian, or at least Italian at heart!Continue reading “You Might Be Italian If…”
Welcome to a new feature on the blog: Wordless Wednesday. Just photos, usually depicting some aspect of our life here, along with a brief description or explanation. I hope you enjoy these micro tours of Itay!!
The northern region of Emilia Romagna is located in the broad valley of the Po River and one of Italy’s major agricultural regions. Wheat, corn, sugar beets, and animal fodder, like these giant hay bales, are among their main crops. But the region also produces a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially grapes and wine. The hay bales are always a welcome site because they are a sign of future Prosciuttos (cured hams) and giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Two of the region’s most loved specialities!
Did you that Italy’s Emilia Romagna region is home to Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, the Ferrari, and the Lamborghini? It’s a real treasure trove!Tweet
Spring! A time of new life, fullness, and joy! And what better way to celebrate than with a wedding?! And you are cordially invited to The Wedding of the Trees. A special and unique Medieval festival with a wedding which takes place every May near Rome!Continue reading “The Wedding of the Trees [Video]”