The Sweetest Reason for a Day Trip

Eurochocolate Returns in Perugia from October 16 to 25 By Emily Baqir The 20th edition of the annual Perugia Eurochocolate Festival is returning from October 16 to 25. The festival will host the most delicious and assorted chocolate emporium with thousands of different products presented by more than one hundred Italian and international artisans. This …

Chestnut Festival

By Emily Baqir The 52nd annual Marradi Chestnut Festival will begin on Sunday, October 4 offering visitors traditional delicacies of the brown nut. The festival takes place every Sunday in October. Per usual, food stalls will be selling typical local products such as chestnut cake, chestnut jam, roasted chestnuts and more.   A highlight of …

Discover Greve in Chianti

By Yena Lee         As grape-harvesting season is in the full swing of things, the Chianti wine district comes to mind when in Tuscany. Although there are many notable small and large towns in Tuscany that create flavorful and notable wines, they are also enjoyable beyond the wines they produce.         One particular city, named …

Drawing From the Wine Well

  Take a wine-tasting tour alongside Pozzo Divino’s 700-year-old well   Ivana Scatola and James Taylor   For a wine-tasting tour with a difference, look no further than Pozzo Divino on Via Ghibellina just north of Santa Croce. Owned by Pino, well-known among students as a famous local identity, ‘Pozzo Divino’ is a witty play …

Eating outside the box

    The first week or two in Florence dining on bowls of pasta, slices of prosciutto or pecorino on thick slices of crusty bread, bistecca fiorentina and trippa are more than enough to assuage the appetite and please the palate; there is a reason for Italy’s reputation as a gastronomic paradise after all. Tuscan …

Remembering Pellegrino Artusi

Italian food is arguably one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It’s hard to find a major city which doesn’t boast at least a few “Italian” restaurants, featuring quality pizzas, pastas and lasagnas. However, when actually visiting Italy, you’ll soon discover that the country’s culinary diversity is much more complex. Before the final …