Before you visit Italy, it’s a good idea to learn something about pasta as it is in modern Italy – particularly because it reflects so much about the culture. Here, then, is the ultimate guide to eating pasta in Italy – everything you’ll need to know to be a more educated diner when you’re ordering a pasta dish in an Italian restaurant, without too much of the centuries of history that led to what you’re about to order.
The Christmas season is a great time to visit Italy, when the country dons is festive finery. In a city like Verona, which is already picturesque, Christmas decorations look even more fanciful. Here’s what you can expect from a visit to Verona at Christmas time.
When most people picture a trip to the Italian lakes region in the north, it’s likely that they’re picturing the sunny days of summer. But there are some good reasons to visit Italy’s lakes in the winter, too, as long as you’re properly prepared.
No matter what draws you to Verona in the first place, it’s impossible to visit this beautiful northern Italian city without being struck by its largest single monument – the Roman Arena that dominates the Piazza Bra in the historic center. And music lovers may want to pay special attention to the opera performance schedule, as it’s one of the premier places to see opera in the country.
There are several islands on Lake Garda, but the largest one is the Isola del Garda. It’s large enough to have several structures and it even dates back to use during Ancient Roman times. Here’s what you need to know about visitin the Isola del Garda during your visit to this beautiful lake in northern Italy.
You may not be able to afford a villa of your very own on Lake Como like George Clooney, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy visiting some of these gorgeous lakeside villas during your trip to Lake Como. Not all of them are open to visitors, but even the ones that are private are lovely to look at from a boat on the lake.