Kristene Richardson

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Enjoying Steak Dinner at Osteria dell'Acquacheta

High-intensity travel makes me hungry -- especially in Italy. The one meal I've been looking forward to more than any other is a big steak dinner at Osteria dell'Acquacheta in Montepulciano. Warning: Vegetarians may want to skip this post.<p>They jam the place for four seatings (two for lunch and two …

Great Family Trips: Pompeii, Italy

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Italian itinerary is all relative.<p>> Why Go: <p>A deadly volcanic eruption. Gelato. Nudity. And pizza! That’s …

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Pointy Skylines and Glittering Frescoes in Tuscany

When it comes to hill towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is the region's glamour girl, getting all of the attention from passing tour buses. A quick stroll through its core, in the shadows of its 14 surviving medieval towers, is a delight.<p>Local guides claim that Minoru Yamasaki, the architect of New …

Volterra: My Top Italian Hill Town

I often say the Volterra is my favorite Italian hill town. Returning this year for my research chores, I was wondering if that was overstating things. But as soon as I settled into the town, my opinion was affirmed. It's got everything just right: beautifully preserved; far enough away to not have …

How Venice's only timber bridge is to be restored thanks to the private sector

Venice's Accademia Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal, is to be spruced up thanks to a donation from a designer sunglasses company<p>Venice's only timber bridge is to be given a £1.2 million makeover courtesy of the world's biggest designer sunglasses company, in the latest example of cash-strapped …

I Heart My City: Angela’s Rome

Originally from the island of Sardinia, freelance travel writer <b>Angela Corrias</b> has traveled the globe, living as an expat and racking up nomad cred. Two years ago, she decided to put down roots in the Eternal City, <b>Rome</b>.<p>Always one to have her cake and eat it, too, Angela celebrates her new home base …

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The Pinnacle of Pasta: The Top 9 Plates of Pasta in Rome

The top plates of pasta in Rome, from cult classics to signature dishes.<p>A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more …

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10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

Guide to Rome's best Italian coffee shops and cafes - Rome Food Tours

First published November 2012, updated for International Coffee Day, October 1st 2017<p><b>All you need to know about how to drink coffee in Italy like a</b> …

Rome Sweet Home: An Insider’s Guide of Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, and Relax

<b>Valentino</b> made headlines this season as the brand announced its plans to show its couture collection in Rome on July 9 in celebration of the opening of its new flagship in Piazza Mignanelli. “I plan to watch the show from my grandmother’s apartment on via Condotti,” says <b>Maria Sole Torlonia</b>, …