Homemade Tortellini

Posted September 29, 2013  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

The city of Bologna has three different nicknames that, when taken together, do a lot to summarize the appeal of the city.  La Dotta (the learned one) refers to the home of the oldest university in the world.  The university is still in use and is one of the biggest in Italy.   La Grassa …

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Venice Reflection

Posted September 9, 2013  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Venice is basically the Disneyland of Italy.  It’s overpriced, overcrowded and full of tourists and souvenir shops, but there is still something undeniably appealing about it.  We were told by a few different workers that there were almost no Venetians living in Venice.  All of the tourists have driven the prices so high that locals …

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Duomo Roof Details

Posted July 29, 2013  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

We didn’t have high hopes for Milan.  It was basically just a convenient place to stopover on our way from Alba to Venice.  I had heard stories from other travelers about it being a big, expensive, soulless city.  As it turned out though, we actually really enjoyed our brief stay there.  The city is surrounded …

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Basket of White Truffles

Posted July 25, 2013  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

The little town of Alba, nestled in the hills of the the Piedmont region of Italy, is probably most well known for its annual White Truffle Fair.  Several years ago, on a trip to visit my parents, we had heard about this festival from Marco, the famed restauranteur and co-owner of the Palm Springs institution …

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