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Darya Camacci

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4 Famous Italian Foods Harvested Only in the Fall

4 Famous Italian Foods Harvested Only in the Fall

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 11 2016

Autumn may not be the most popular time to visit Italy, but is, in fact, one of the best times to come, especially if you are a lover of Italian cuisine and culture.

The cities may be a little emptier, the lines at famous museums a little shorter, and the beaches more quiet.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food, fall

Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 9 2016

When you have taken in tiny Venice, take a guided cruise on the Brenta River and see dozens of fabulous villas and lavish gardens of the former Venetian elite. This area, for good reason, is known as the Brenta Riviera.

The Brenta Canal was built when engineers diverted the Brenta River's course and created a canal with locks. Back in the day, barges were pulled by horses for well-heeled visitors.

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Topics: architecture, art, northern Italy, Venice

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 2 2016

Venice is a city that oozes love and charm and is often considered the most romantic city in Europe

With Renaissance-inspired architecture, summer sunsets, public squares, narrow canals and gondola rides - it’s a city you’re bound to fall in love with.

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Topics: couples, romantic getaways, northern Italy, Venice

10 Of The Weirdest And Most Interesting Superstitions In Italy

10 Of The Weirdest And Most Interesting Superstitions In Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on August 26 2016

Superstitions are those things that every country seems to have but what do you know about Italian superstitions?

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Topics: italian culture, history

Prosciutto di Parma: Why is it so Special?

Prosciutto di Parma: Why is it so Special?

Posted by Darya Camacci on August 14 2016

One thing is for certain—Italians know how to eat well. From creamy cheeses to homemade pastas to high-quality meats, there is no lack of delicious food throughout Italy. One particularly delicious Italian staple is prosciutto di Parma, possibly the most well-known type of Italian ham that has been dry-cured. Whether you are experiencing Italy first-hand or trying to recreate an indulgent Italian meal, prosciutto di Parma is an essential ingredient.

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Topics: italian food, northern Italy

5 Most Romantic Places in Italy

5 Most Romantic Places in Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 24 2016

All of Italy, it can be argued, is romantic.

Italy is one of the most popular overseas honeymoon destinations for Americans. Some believe that it's the most romantic place on earth.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, couples, romantic getaways, travel

Visiting the Unforgettable Stones of Matera

Visiting the Unforgettable Stones of Matera

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 22 2016

Matera in Basilicata is a town in southern Italy that, unlike the hugely popular Cinque Terre, is trying to increase tourism. 

Its ancient town, the Sassi di Matera (stones of Matera), is a unique limestone city carved into a steep hill. Matera has been the location for many films, including the "The Passion of the Christ." The area where Matera is now has been inhabited for an estimated 7,000 years, making it one of the oldest places in the world.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, southern italy, history

9 Italian Desserts Your Sweet Tooth Will Love

9 Italian Desserts Your Sweet Tooth Will Love

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 15 2016

In keeping with their love for food, Italians have made an art of cooking desserts as well.

If you love sweets, you are certain to fall in love with something on this list.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food, dessert

Famous Grapes, Famous Wines: A Quick Tour

Famous Grapes, Famous Wines: A Quick Tour

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 8 2016

With more than a million vineyards and more than 2,000 types of grapes, Italy's winemaking is simply an art form.

Despite many new entrants garnering attention, only France and sometimes, Spain, competes with Italy for the distinction of world's largest wine producer. The United States is third.

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Topics: Italian Wines, Tuscany

4 Caves to See When Visiting Italy

4 Caves to See When Visiting Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on June 5 2016

Italy has unique underground and underwater caves that attract athletes as well as tourists.

The caves you can visit as a tourist are diverse and fascinating. We highlight four of these below.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, beaches, amalfi coast, southern italy