Sometimes things are really great surprises like making a flight connection when it seems mathmatically impossible or getting upgraded in your hotel room. Or finding a town that doesn't show up on Google Maps but is totally worth the stop — like Sirmione.
There are two types of travelers: those who make an effort to fit in to the local culture and those who don't give AF. Those who talk loudly, coat their food in condiments. and drink like Thirsty Thursday is going out of style. Here are 10 tips to dine in Italy like a local.
The time has come: you’re finally on your way to Italy. You’ve been dreaming about this trip for months, planning it for years, and you step off the plane with a mix of excitement and trepidation about what lies ahead.
Picture it: an Italian village, set along a rocky coast, with a rainbow of pastel buildings, and walking trails that overlook the sea. A town on par with the postcard-perfect towns of Cinque Terre, but without the crowds and specializing in great seafood. Say hello to Camogli.
It’s no secret that we love Italy, so we travel there as often as we can. But, we can’t always hop a flight at a moment's notice. The next best thing? Cooking these classic Italian recipes, inviting friends over, and daydreaming about travel.
We'll admit it: we're major fan girls of Giada DiLaurentiis because, well, tbh, we feel like we relate to her. We too are from California, we too love all things Italy, and our cooking is very much inspired by both places. So it's no surprise that we swooned when we saw her newest book, Giada’s I...