This writing about the Pizzica dance, Taranta, Tarantate and the women of Puglia is from the Lecce's Simposio, a recipe, travel, and culture book made in Italy.The story of a tarantataLet me tell you a story... We are in a small town in Salento in the early 1930s....
life in Italy blog posts and stories
Daily life in Italy today is a bit different, although traditions and culture are still strong. Family and home life are a great example of it.
If you want to learn more about Italy’s way of life, here are my dedicated posts. Most of them regard life in Rome, as I live there, but I also like to explore the culture and customs of other regions and cities.
If you want to go even deeper into what life in Italy is like, you should get the issues of the Gourmet Mag, they are seasonal books about food, culture, and life in Italy, each one dedicated to a region or a specific city.
Ciao Italophile friends! This is a typical lazy Sunday in my Italian home. Inspiration if you’d like to live like an Italian for a day!
In this post, I’m sharing with you an Italian card game for Christmas: Sputo. Fun, easy, endlessly repeatable card game for Italian Cartate.
Florence's Simposio is a travel cookbook from Italy with the city's traditional and authentic recipes and my favorite Renaissance Florentines. Men and women, sinners, anachronistically flung in Dante's Inferno and then celebrated with tasty menus. Because in their...
When Romans wanted to celebrate, they hosted or attended a Convivium, the Roman symposium. A banquet for feasting, socializing and flirting.
Welcome to Matera, Basilicata, the city of Sassi, bread, intimate relationships, shame, traditions, history, delicious recipes, and mysticism.
In this post, I’ll share with you a sort of decalogue of the perfect summer Tuscan barbecue that I wrote for the Italian Colors Newsletter.
In this post, I’ll share with you what Taranto is known for, what to see, and what to eat in this little-known, greatly rich in culture, Puglia travel destination.
Today, inspired by Maremma’s Simposio, we will explore “cinghiale”, wild boar, culture in Italy: Italian recipes, iconic dishes, city encounters, and the countryside culture.
We came back from our Umbria culinary travel, a road trip, with the car exploding. We had, as always, gone a bit too far with wine, oil, and local specialties shopping.