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Travel Articles About Italy

This section includes articles about Italy in general and interviews.

More in a reading style than about a specific subject.

 

John's Observations on Italy

Romantic places in Italy by Maria Liberati...

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Driving in Rome and Naples
Thursday, October 06TH, 2016 by admin
Driving in Rome or "The Space Invaders Challenge" For those of you who are old enough to remember a video game called Space Invaders, it would be easier to understand what driving in Rome is like for somebody who has, let's say, learnt to drive in the US.   Driving in Italy   For all the others, who are lucky enough to be so young to have no clue of what I am talking about, well, let's say that once you board your vehicle and you hit the road in Rome, your windshield turns into a digital screen, where the road is an intricate labyrinth, populated by aggressive...
Romantic Getaways In Italy
Tuesday, April 19TH, 2016 by admin
Second part of the interview to Maria Liberati, Author of The Basic Art Of Italian Cooking      Norm: If you had to choose 5 unequalled venues in Italy for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or wedding destination, what would they be and why? Maria: First, I must say that it is really difficult for me to narrow my choices down to 5 venues. Please also note that some of my picks are not the usual places people may choose. I like to find the unusual and the not highly commercial favorites.   Anyway, here they are: -The Island of Ischia: In August 2004...
Observations on Italy
Monday, April 18TH, 2016 by admin
Raw Impressions of Italy   My first time in Italy was in 2003 when I visited my brother-in-law, who at the time was doing a Master's in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University. We mainly spent time in Sicily (Siracusa and Taormina), Bologna and Rome: here are some of my first impressions about the country!   Piazza Navona (Amaury Le Hesran/flickr)   Cars are much smaller  As you would expect, cars in Italy are significantly smaller than in the United States. I saw many interes...
Romantic Getaways In Italy
Saturday, March 19TH, 2016 by admin
Interview to Maria Liberati, Author Of The Basic Art Of Italian Cooking - Part 1     Today, Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com, are pleased to have as its guest, Maria Liberati, supermodel and author of the soon to be released cook- book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking.     The cookbook will contain recipes Maria discovered as a guest of various agriturismi (country farms), as well as her family's vineyard. It also includes her encounters with chefs of some of Italy's trattoria (dining establishments). In addition, the cookbook contains stories...
Traveling With a Pet to Europe
Friday, November 20TH, 2015 by admin
Bringing Your Pet to Italy   Soft sided pet carrier like this one are often the best choice for in-cabin traveling (Tatiana Mik.flickr)   With suitcase in hand and carry-on strapped over one shoulder, it is time to wonder where dear old pussycat will fit among the traveling gear. We decided to read about traveling with pets which covered a slew of rules and regulations, though we still had many questions. Is he old enough to travel? Will he be comfortable? Do we have a proper kennel? Which flights will cater to him? It was time to face the challenge, and a reli...