Monthly Archives: June 2012
I learned to read at age 5 and I have been an avid reader ever since. I graduated from fairy tales to more adult books early on but the dream of becoming a Princess was ever present. How can it not, living in a country with more castles and medieval city walls than any other in the world?
A recent census completed by icastelli.it counts over 3000 Castles in Italy. I dare say, there are probably many more that have not been recorded, but statistics aside, turrets and defense walls are very much part of the Italian landscape.
For American visitors, this is a unique opportunity to experience a historical period that is missing from American History and a type of architecture that is impossible to find on US soil.
If you decide to satisfy your inner “Princess” or “Prince” in your next trip to Italy, here’s my personal TOP 3 Off the beaten path places to play “Lady of the Castle”:Read more ›
We had a guest last Friday evening, a former colleague of mine was in the States on business and joined us for dinner. When asked what I should prepare for him, without hesitation he answered: “bucatini all’amatriciana!” as many “true” Romans would. He even brought over a pack of bucatini (very thick spaghetti) and a recipe (just in case I had forgotten it!).
So today’s recipe is courtesy of my friend Alessandro.
Enjoy!Read more ›
Let Andrea “show you around” this quaint, beautiful town. Enjoy!
Andrea, could you please share with my readers a little about Gaeta’s history?