What You Need to Know About Italian Coffee

Italian coffee is one of the world’s signature beverages. It’s no wonder that there are many different types of coffee out there. Each one has its own unique brewing process, so finding out the intricacies of each type can be useful if you plan on visiting Italy. Below are some of the most common types of coffee that is served in Italy. Caffè (Espresso) While the direct translation of caffè means coffee, it also refers to a shot of espresso. This type of coffee is served in a small cup and is drunk in small sips that can last you the entire day. This can also be served with different variations or additions. Usual add-ons include liquor (grappa, sambucca, or cognac), which turns it into a caffè corretto. It’s possible to add a shot of Irish cream as well. Caffè Latte This is a drink that’s almost equal parts milk and espresso. The term latte is already familiar in many parts of the world, so you might not be so surprised to see this on a menu. Because of the how much milk is in this particular drink, Italians would usually take this in the mornings to start their day. Caffè read all...

7 Unique Italian Pizza Toppings You Have to Try

Everybody loves a good pizza, and the Italians are well-known for coming up with some interesting variations of this well-loved dish. Much of this lies with the type of toppings that they use on their pizza. If you’re interested in trying out some unique pizza toppings for your own, read on and any of these ingredients catch your fancy. Truffle Nothing says flavor more than read all…

Enjoying the Season: Italian Summer Food You Should Try

With summer winding down to a close, it’s never too late to enjoy what the season has to offer. Italy has many local dishes that vary from one region to the next, and summertime is when the regional cuisine is at its peak. With the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables on hand, Italians can get very creative with the food they make. Below are read all…

Visit the Vatican Museums for Free

Italy is home to many galleries and museums that offer some of the world’s finest art pieces. However, the challenge for art lovers becomes choosing a museum that can fit both their budget and personal preference. If you consider both factors important in your museum of choice, then you might want to consider the Vatican Museums. During the last Sunday of every month, the Vatican read all…

Spring Fever 2017: Spring Events in Italy You Shouldn’t Miss

There is absolutely nothing like the spring events in Italy. No country offers better events! Spring is one of the best times to visit Italy, and not just for the mild weather and blooming flowers. March is a “shoulder season month”, a time when visitors can take advantage of lowered prices on airfare and accommodations. There are also a variety of great events and festivals read all…

Transportation Tips: Traveling Around Italy by Train

There’s a secret way through Italy that’s little-known to guests from outside the country; one that can take you through scenic routes to its most beautiful cities – without ever getting stuck in traffic. Driving in Italy, especially in the major metropolises, can be a daunting and confusing task. The traffic situation can be chaotic, for lack of a better word. No worries, though, because read all…

Travel Fashion: Dressing for Your Trip to Italy

Italy is a country greatly regarded for its fashion sense. One of its cities, Milan, is well-known as a major fashion capital. People here tend to dress stylishly and, if you’re going on holiday there, you’ll want to blend in, or at least avoid stares of disapproval. Read on for a list of guidelines on what to wear in Italy. Leave the flip-flops at home. read all…

How to Manage Your Budget When Traveling to Italy

Do you have any idea on how to manage your budget when traveling to Italy? Probably not, so let us show you. You must be dreaming of an Italian getaway? Browsing photos and looking at articles online can be a great way to start planning your itinerary, but any vacation in Europe is can be expensive if you don’t know what you’re doing. Preparing a read all…

Notable Carnevale Celebrations Outside Venice

Venice is famous for its annual Carnevale celebrations, when revelers come from all over the world to participate in what essentially is a month-long masquerade party. However, the festival is actually celebrated all over Italy. If you’re looking to see different parts of the country, but still take part in the festivities, below are a few suggestions that are as exciting and fun-filled as the read all…

Venetian Carnevale Masks and the Meaning Behind Them

People in Italy look forward to the time every year when then can don a festive mask and join in the celebration of Carnevale. The excitement that Carnevale brings is further enhanced with the myriad types of masks that can be seen during the event. With their elaborate and colourful designs, it’s no wonder that people highly anticipate this popular annual celebration. A Brief History read all…