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Colosseum opens new areas

By Katherine Ortiz

Heading to Rome soon? Plan a stop at the Colosseum. After more than 40 years, 2 more areas are now open to visitors. More info here.

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PASTE DI MELIGA

By Katherine Ortiz

PASTE DI MELIGA are cornmeal butter cookies local to Piedmont and specifically to the charming province of Cuneo. They are a typical example of regional specialities for which Italian cuisine is so famous. So far, I could only taste them when visiting my friend Elena and her family in Mondovi’ (CN)……….. well…….. not anymore! If…

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Explore your Inner Contessa in Tuscany

By Katherine Ortiz

strong>Give yourself the luxury of a retreat to luscious Tuscany, for women only! This extraordinary week is for you, if you want to… …. reclaim your power, step up and uplevel your life, …. take the time to reconnect to yourself and to your innate confidence, ….find a new relationship to your femininity and your…

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Home-Made Tortellini.

By Katherine Ortiz

Despite what most people think, Cuisine is a regional affair in Italy and often a family matter.  Providing a quintessential  “ Italian Christmas Dish” is therefore impossible, so I thought I’d go with the “piece de resistance” on my mom’s Christmas Day menu: home-made tortellini. For us, making tortellini for our Christmas celebration is really…

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Dining al fresco in the heart of Tuscany

By Katherine Ortiz

Cives Urbe has the pleasure of maintaining a strong, personal relationship with wonderful partners in Italy to offer you an experience of a lifetime. During my June trip to the Chianti region I treated myself to an al fresco lunch and chat with Stefano Meucci, General Manager of Villa Dievole, Hotel & Wine Resort. Stefano,…

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