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3 Traditional Culinary Techniques Championed at Ristorante Gualdo

With the flood of tourists coming to Italy every year, there is a certain expectation that is placed on how Italian food should be prepared. People come to this country to be wowed by a culinary experience that should, if done right, changes the way the look at Italian food all together. Italians took-up this challenge with honor. Or, at least, once upon a time.  The Italian economy has limited cashflow, limited expendable income, and it has forced restaurants to be lean in their inventory practices. The traditional way of Italian cooking is in a dramatic decline.  In all my years of traveling around the country, I have found one place that still does everything with all the poise of Italian culinary tradition. Ristorante Gualdo.

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6 Reasons Why Cesena Will Be One of the Most Visited Italian Cities in the Next 10 Years

Yesterday morning I woke up to the new ad presented by the Cesena Tourism Office. The promo exudes what I have know for years; Cesena is one of the best unknown cities in Europe.
I have been traveling to Cesena for the better part of a decade to visit friends and enjoy la dolce vita. For years this city (like many Italian cities) has flown under the radar to the general public and most unsuspecting tourists. But now, due to the extension campus of the University of Bologna and its young creative population, the richness of this city and the surrounding area are being exposed.

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5 Reasons Why Sorrento Will Turn You into a Food Lover


This is a guest post written by Mary Johnson. She started her expat experience in Germany where she completed her bachelor’s degree in language. She spent time living in Spain before landing in Italy, where she is currently exploring the expat life. If you want to connect with Mary, you can follow her on Twitter.

Sorrento is the jewel of the Italian coast. It’s an idyllic coastal retreat, clinging to the Amalfi cliffs – surrounded by inviting waters, full of warm-hearted locals and brimming with food that will take your taste buds on a heavenly gastronomic journey.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Add Sicily to Your Itinerary

This is a guest post by Rick Zullo. He is an American writer, traveler, and part-time English teacher. Rick lives in Rome with his Sicilian wife. He enjoys exploring the hidden areas of Italy, and blogging about the expat experience. Rick is also the author of the book, Teaching English in Rome, Italy: A Guide for Americans, available on Amazon. You can connect with Rick on his blog, or on Twitter.

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for in Sicily lies the key to everything.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For millennia, Sicily (or Sicilia, in Italian) has been at the crossroads of the Mediterranean.greek ruins in siracusa Every society that has passed through or conquered the island has left fragments of their culture behind; much of which is still visible today. For the modern traveler this means that the last 3,000 years of western civilization is abundantly displayed and conveniently compressed into this 25,711 km2 (9,927 sq. mi) floating triangle at the very edge of the European Continent, making it an accessible microcosm of Italy in the extreme.

So if you’d like to experience this sumptuous adventure across epochs and cultures, what are some of the highlights that will impart the visitor with this sense of historical passage? The list is endless, no doubt; but if you start with these five things, you’ll have at least tasted a bit of it all.

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