Favorite Reads on Italy is a weekly roundup featuring interesting articles, fascinating experiences, and handy resources that we’ve come across during the week. If you come across a favorite read and would like to share it with us on Twitter, use the hashtag #browsingitaly
This week’s roundup includes a successful restoration of a villa in Pompeii, a charming street in Rome, off-the-beaten path in Lake Como, recipes and more.
10 Favorite Reads on Italy: Mar 16, 2015
Lake Como: There’s More to It Than George Clooney by Epoch Times – Make your way to the village of Gravedona, where “memories are made, not souvenirs”.
The crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii restored by Telegraph – Featuring some of the best frescoes on site, the Villa of Mysteries has been restored.
Rome’s Very Short Street With a Long, Magnificent History by Smithsonian.com – One of our favorite streets in Rome.
Saving Italy’s cultural heritage by modern means by Guardian – Getting creative in ways to fund the many treasures in Italy.
Battle over Michelangelo’s marble quarries by Telegraph – Existed since Roman times, it’s now becoming a controversial issue.
A War Diary Soars Over Rome by National Geographic – A fabulous read about the Trajan’s Column that has stood for over 1,900 years that gives us insights into the past.
Aperitivo Snacks: Gourmet Crostini with Ricotta + Pistachios by Curious Appetite – We love aperitivo time too. Here’s a recipe with suggested wine pairings.
Top places to eat and drink in Siena by Italy Magazine – If you are planning a visit to Siena, this list will come in handy.
Torta Pasqualina by Emiko Davies – Easter is just around the corner and here’s a recipe. Looks delicious!
Budino al cioccolato by Domenica Cooks – This would go down well with chocolate-lovers.
What good reads have you come across this week on Italy? Share them with us in the comments below.