Do You Speak Italian Coffee?

Monthly Archives: April 2012

Do You Speak Italian Coffee?

Posted by in Food and Restaurants,Tips, Trends, Custom & Lifestyle | April 26, 2012

Who doesn’t need a jolt of coffee at some point during the day? Especially if you’re on vacation and trying to see it all!

And who doesn’t have very specific requirements for their coffee (or coffee based drink of choice)?

Now imagine being abroad, somewhere you don’t speak not understand the language, and trying to get that perfect cup………… yeah…. tricky!

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Carciofi alla Romana (Artichokes Roman style)

Posted by in Food and Restaurants | April 10, 2012

Italian cuisine is very seasonal and nothing says “Spring” in the Rome area as this fantastic dish – Carciofi alla Romana.

This is hands down one of my favorites and for the longest time growing up, I only ate the stems and the bottoms, leaving the slightly more chewy leaves on my plate. As a grown up, I now know, I was missing the most flavorful part!

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Rubbing Elbows with Lorenzo de’ Medici

Posted by in Tips, Trends, Custom & Lifestyle | April 1, 2012

Walking around for a full day without a plan and taking in the life happening around me is my absolute favorite thing to in Florence.  Especially in the Spring or in the Fall, when the sun is bright, the temperature mild, and everybody practically “lives” outside.

Florence never fails to make me feel recharged and in peace with the world.  And if I can, I always make a stop here:

The Cappelle Medicee (Medici’s Chapels):The burial chapel of the Medici family, rulers of Florence, unsurpassed patrons of the arts and quite simply the greatest Renaissance family of all. Located in the back of the church of San Lorenzo, with very limited hours, the Chapels often don’t make the top 5 for a first time visit to Florence, yet the craftsmanship of the marble sculptures is superb, the structure of the Chapels is impressive, the atmosphere is powerful, and you’re hanging out with Lorenzo The Greatest. Where else in the world can you do that?

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