Tasty Travels By Brette Sember Destination: Italy Book: A Year in the Village of Eternity: The Lifestyle of Longevity in Campodimele, Italy by Tracey Lawson (2011)
Destination: Venice, Italy Book: Venice: A New History by Thomas F. Madden (October 29, 2012) While there is no question that Venice has a mystique about it, I have made no secret of the fact that I did not love Venice. Parts of it yes. Some fantastic art, yes.The Venice history, yes. And happily for [...]
Destination: Rome and the region of Lazio in Italy Book: Popes, Peasants and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio, by Oretta Zannini DeVita and translated by Maureen B. Font. (New March 26, 1913) At least half the fun of travel is experiencing delicious new foods, as Brette Sember, our food travel expert frequently [...]
Tasty Travel By Brette Sember Traveling is about more than sightseeing for me. It’s also about tasting the flavors of the region. I often come home with a food that I am determined to learn how to make at home. Here are some of the best things I’ve tasted while traveling: 10. Gelato in Italy. We [...]
Destination: Italy Book: A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation (NEW 2012) by Chris Brady This book alternately amused me and annoyed me. The subject is promising–a family of six, already widely traveled, decides to get away from the pressure of everyday life in America for a month in Italy.
Pet Travel Thursday NOTE: After you read this, be sure to see the Pet Travel Book Club entry at Something Wagging This Way Comes to learn more about pet travel and these books. VMB Destinations: France, Italy, Spain, United States Book(s): The Cat Who Went to Paris (1992); A Cat Abroad:The Further Adventures of Norton, The [...]
When I recently reviewed two books that take place in Italy, A Small Place in Italy and The Midwife of Venice, my search for Italian photos brought these extras to mind. Castle building was a big business in Renaissance Italy, and one architect, Francisco de Georgio Martini, was the designer for many of the fortress [...]
Destination: 16th Century Venice, Malta Book: The Midwife of Venice, NEW April 2012 by Roberta Rich There is a corner of Venice, away from the bustle and hustlers of the Rialto and San Marcos that seems too austere to be part of the self-consciously gilded and carved and painted face of the city. While the [...]