Overlooked Gems on the Italian Riviera

When most people think of The Italian Riviera they think of San Remo (worn) the Cinque Terre (crowded) and Portofino (expensive & touristy). But there are scores of amazing coastal towns, many of which remain much less crowded than the

Seneca Falls-Best Niagara Hotel

Niagara Falls –once the spot for honeymooners– is no longer that romantic mecca…However for those seeking a peek at one the world’s wonders there are a few places that stand out from the Motel 6  crowd. One such property on the

What You Need to Know About Your Passport

  Last year, more than 72 million Americans traveled abroad, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. Yet many international travelers are turned away at the airport because even though they have a valid passport, its expiration date does

Xara Palace,…Hidden Gem in Valletta, Malta

  If you ever find your way to Malta…this is a wonderful luxury boutique hotel in the capital, Valletta…. > XARA PALACE Boasting total privacy and flair, commanding 180-degree views of Malta from atop the medieval bastion walls, The Xara

FYI: Puglia!

  Puglia is a fascinating region to visit, from the Gargano Promontory to the Trulli fanciful world of Alberobello, where you can rent one of the odd, conical structures for your vacation. In the Gargano, visit the old cities of

Segway Tours of Rome, Florence & Milan

Best way to see Italy if you do not have a private driver -guide? …Could be using a Segway.  This motorized bi-pedal apparatus has gotten quite popular with Italy first-time visitors…all sorts of tours from Rome at Night by Segway to

A Classic-to-Quirky Cocktail Tour of Milan

” Evening drinks in Milan, Italy’s sleekest city, are more main event than prelude. A guide to four bars where the aperitivo includes stellar snacks, ambiance and a few surprises (Harvey Wallbanger, anyone?) By CHARLES PASSY AH, THE WORLD’S great

America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants by The Daily Meal

  The Daily Meal: “The Italian restaurant in America has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term “Italian restaurant” conjured images of

Four Classic Pasta Dishes

  Pasta e Fagioli With Escarole | Spaghetti alle Vongole | Cacio E Pepe | Ligurian Pesto With Spaghetti Pasta e Fagioli With Escarole Parmesan rind and a kitchen sink’s worth of aromatics give heady flavor to this classic pairing

Zagat’s Top Italian Restaurants in Washington

Here is a short list of excellent Italian food establishments in Washington. Omitting Tosca illustrates that it is by no means a comprehensive listing. >Casa Luca 1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-628-1099202-628-1099 | www.casalucadc.com Arguably the most

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