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Nonna’s Meatball Recipe

My grandmother was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922 after both her parents immigrated from Italy. Meatballs are a staple meal in most families and even more so in any Italian/American household. Every family has their own rendition, secret ingredient or 'best ever' meatball recipe. Some add milk to the breadcrumbs or ricotta to the mince for extra moisture. Some bake them, others fry them or...
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Calabria- The Mysterious Southern tip of Italy’s Boot

The region of Calabria is largely untouched by tourism. This seems impossible considering that Italy is one of the most visited countries in the entire world. However, tourism in Italy is largely concentrated around major cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence. This Southern region may not be what is considered conventionally beautiful but If you know where to look, you will discover that it's...
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Villa Wendy in Santa Margherita Ligure

Villa Wendy managed by Klab House realestate is located in Santa Margherita, one of the most beautiful resort towns on the Italian Riviera. On the coast of the northern region of Liguria, small colourful port towns and fishing villages are characteristic of the area. Many tourists flock to Cinque Terre but Santa Margherita is known to be exclusive. Neighbouring the expensive Portofino, it's a...
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Where to Eat in Florence

Florence has a myriad of places to eat throughout the historic centre. From high end ristorante to family run trattorie to street food and beyond. The question of where to eat in Florence could be answered differently by everyone as there is so much to choose from. However, it's just as easy to eat at the wrong places that are touristy serving underwhelming food as it is to eat at the authentic...
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San Ottaviano- A Tuscan Hideaway

The Tuscan dream is characterised by rolling hills, Chianti Classico vineyards, art galleries of Florence, cobbled streets of Siena, and the large, luxurious villas that the region is known for. It’s no wonder why this area of central Italy is one of the most popular in the country for tourism. However, smaller towns outside of Florence such as Lucca and San Giminiano have become...
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Italian Eateries-What’s The Difference?

Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria, Enoteca, Taverna, Locanda or Bar? What is the difference between all of different Italian eateries and dining establishments? Once upon a time it may have been easier to distinguish but now the lines are fairly blurred with the titles being interchangeable. It could be argued that all rules have gone out the window. Osterias were once considered casual and now...
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How to Eat Out Like a Local in Italy

Every city around the world has differences in the food culture. Cuisine, atmosphere, rituals, traditions and other little nuances can offer insight into the way people live in that particular place. In Italy, if you ask someone on the street where is the best place to eat in the area, they are likely to say you eat better at home or at nonna’s. Home cooking is king but many restaurants adapt...
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How to Cook Carbonara Like a Roman

They say ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’…but when it comes to carbonara, you should always cook it as the Romans do. No matter what city you’re in. Carbonara has been interpreted and arguably misinterpreted by pasta lovers around the world. Some use cream, garlic or onion and others use more butter than anyone should consume in a month. However, none of these ingredients belong in a...
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Eating Out in Rome

When it comes to eating out in Rome, tourist traps are plentiful. Overpriced restaurants with average food target tourists with tired feet who are willing to pay anything for a spaghetti pomodoro. It’s also common to find dishes that are not even traditionally Italian, cooked in a way that is assumed to be to the tourist’s liking (chicken parmigiana we’re looking at you). If you’re...
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Experience More than the Main Sites of Rome

Like most capital cities, getting around Rome is an art of reading the map whilst dodging and weaving through crowds of other tourists. Between the Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish steps and more, there are enough sites to keep you busy for days. But there's so much more to Rome! After these incredible monuments are ticked off the bucket list, it's time to explore. Sometimes...