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Why Italy's Bodacious "B-List" Cities Should Be On Your A-List

No, its not just because the pizza you’ll find in Italy’s smaller cities will likely be cheaper than comparable pies in the big touristy ones like Florence and Rome. It’s because to overlook places in Italy off the main tourist track is committing a travel sin of the highest order. Sure, I love …

Italy

This Italian Duchess Can Teach You Everything You Want To Know About Sicilian Cooking

<b>Nicoletta Lanza Tomasi</b> is an Italian duchess who also happens to be a fabulous cook. In this interview she shares her secrets about eating well in Sicily, and mastering the how-to’s of the island’s intriguing cooking style at the classes she teaches in Palermo. Learning about <i>la cucina Siciliana</i> …

Italy

Castles and Wine Make the French Countryside the Most Exquisite Place to Take a Road Trip

“You do not have chateau in America?” a young French innkeeper asks as she escorts my fiancé and me onto the grounds of La Ballue, a petite (for a …

European Travel

Visit One of the Most Scenic Valleys in Tuscany in One Wine-Filled Tour

Italy

Why South Tyrol is like Italy’s own Shangri-La

The best of Alpine and Mediterranean traditions collide in South Tyrol. Italy’s most northerly province hits all the high notes with its idyllic scenery, world-class hiking and intriguing local culture<p>Head north of Venice and you’ll find one of Italy’s most beautiful and intriguing destinations. …

Italy

Hikers’ paradise: walking holidays in Dolomites Val Gardena

From high-altitude treks and mountaineering to wandering through bucolic farmland and vineyards, be sure to pack your walking boots when you go to the most northern province of Italy<p>The beauty of the Dolomites is beguiling. The minute you set eyes on the towering peaks, the stretch of the Alps that …

Hiking

Tour an Abandoned Village in the Hills of Southern Italy

The ghost town of Roghudi Vecchio, in the hilly Calabria region, was once home to one of the Italy's last Greek-speaking communities.<p>In a way, they are Greek ruins.<p>But you won't find a temple to Apollo, or urns painted with striding athletes in the abandoned hillside village of Roghudi Vecchio.<p>The …

Italy

Panettone Bread Pudding

913<p>1K<p>Shares 2K<p>I’m somewhat of a grump about bread pudding. It’s not that I don’t like it, but to me, bread pudding is something you eat at home, like …

The Pasta Sauce That Will Make You a Ground Turkey Believer

Step away from any thoughts you have of bland and boring ground turkey right now, because that is not the case here. Not even close.

Food

The 20 Best Pizzerias in Rome

When Americans think of “real Italian” pizza, they’re probably imagining Neapolitan pies — round and soft with a charred, bubbly crust. Romans, however, eat just as much pizza as their neighbors from the South, but in two completely different styles. Pizza <i>al taglio</i> is served by the slice, either</i> …

Italy

Rome’s 9 Most Exceptional Gelaterie

Right along with opera, aqueducts, and Galileo’s theories on planetary movement, gelato is easily one of Italy’s greatest cultural contributions — and Rome is one of the best places in the country to find it. Around the city, there are more <i>gelaterie</i> as churches, displaying their beautiful arrays of …

Italy

The best of Lisbon’s new restaurants

The Portuguese capital’s food scene is one of the most exciting in Europe right now, offering a mix of innovative and traditional cuisine at restaurants overseen by acclaimed chefs<p>Prado<p>Acclaimed 26-year-old chef António Galapito returned from London (where he worked with Nuno Mendes) to open Prado …

European Travel

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

Baking

Nine Enchanting Roman Neighborhoods to Explore

The central part of Rome developed organically over 2,000 years, so an ordered, grid-like pattern of streets and clear city planning was never in the cards. Still, there is a bit of method to Rome’s madness: The city center is surrounded by the Aurelian Walls built around Rome’s seven fabled hills …

Italy

How To Find The Best Ice Cream / Gelato In Italy

There’s nowhere quite like Italy when it comes to ice creams (or <i>gelato</i>, as the locals would call it). Italy is renowned the world over for its ice …

Italy

The Sights and Smells of Sicily’s Second City

We stood on the deck of the hulking cargo ship, through the bluster and drizzle in the Strait of Messina, both of us feeling something like sailors docking at an unfamiliar port of call. My new acquaintance, a Genovese Ph.D. student in anthropology named Giacomo, explained to me that he’d rarely …

Italy

Getting around Southern Italy by train

Trains in Italy are convenient and relatively cheap compared with other European countries. The better train categories are fast and comfortable.<p>Trenitalia is the national train system that runs most services. Its privately owned competitor Italo runs high-velocity trains between Turin and Salerno, …

Italy

11 Must-See Cities in Spain That Take You Beyond Barcelona

As peak vacation season approaches, many of us are daydreaming of warm weather and a nice glass of something refreshing. If you're looking for an exciting European adventure, where better to head than the land of sangria, sunshine, and sweaty dance halls: Spain!<p>If you've grown tired of marching …

European Travel

Why the Italian Lakes should be your next holiday destination

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re a little bit biased when it comes to the Italian Lakes — after all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy morning coffee …

Italy

Why You Should Visit the Colorful City of Lisbon, Portugal

There's a reason the history-rich city of Lisbon is growing in popularity. Full of exceptional culinary destinations, memorable sites and independent …

European Travel

The Best Rome Travel Tips From Our Readers

Rome wasn’t toured in a day. “Remember you cannot possibly do it all,” says reader neededaname. “Living there full time for about a year and a half …

Italy

Avoiding Jet Lag in Italy

Our updated tips and advice on for avoiding jet lag in Italy will make your initial arrival more enjoyable and allow you to jump right into your …

Jet Lag

The best cafés in Paris, according to the Paris girls

From Le Carillon for Jeanne Damas, to Le Café de Flore for Ana Girardot and Stoney Clove Bakery for Caroline de Maigret, visit the Paris girls’ …

France

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

Douro Delights - Porto To Madrid

Day 1 - Porto<p>Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship. After settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner followed by a stunning twilight cruise around beautiful Porto. Stay: Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida Daily : Dinner<p>Day 2 - Porto<p>FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing Explore Porto's Old Town and …

European Travel

29 Things You Must Do In Rome

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Breakfast

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

Lazy Days By The Coast… In Portugal

Remember how I said there’d been a mistake in our hotel booking in Odemira? Well, this eventually got sorted out and we swapped to the rooms booked …

European Travel

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …