Buon 2014!! This week’s roundup includes some of the best ski resorts in Italy, a handy guide if you only have 48 hours in Rome, great places to eat in Florence, varied coffee drinks in Italy and more.
Culture and Travel
Beautiful Black And White Photos Of Turin Will Transport You To Italia by Huffington Post – The city boasts churches, art galleries, churches and more. These photos will have you packing your bags to this lesser-known gem in northern Italy.
Thermal baths and spa towns in Tuscany by Around Tuscany – This is a two-part series of thermals spas in Tuscany and if you are looking to rejuvenate and get pampered, here are some fantastic places to be check out!
Top Ten: Italy’s best ski resorts by The Local Italy – Looking for ski resorts in Italy, here’s a list of some of the best!
Twenty destinations for 2014 by The Telegraph – Glorious turquoise water, sleepy, peaceful, dreamy beaches…what’s not to love about the Egadi islands situated off Sicily’s west coast. The article also mentions Matera, which I had the opportunity to visit and is a breathtaking place to visit.
That’s amore! Alternatives to Italy’s romance hotspots by The Lonely Planet – There are plenty of romantic places in Italy. Romance is not only in Verona, Rome and Venice. Read the post to find out the alternatives!
48 Hours in Rome by Eating Italy Food Tours – With so much to see and do in Rome, it can be overwhelming. This post helps you make the most of your brief stay in the Eternal City with sights to see, places to enjoy an unforgettable dinner and of course, gelato.
Rome – a city of visual art by Italian Talks – Having lived in Rome for almost 8 years, I can never tire of the beauty of the city. Here are some stunning photos of the city.
Food and Drinks
Eating Major Food Porn in Florence by Tiana Kai – If you are headed to Florence, bring this handy list with you and you will be enjoying some of the best dishes in the city. Get ready to indulge!
What to Expect from Visiting a Bar in Italy and Popular Coffee Drinks by My Melange – It’s very much a part of daily life in Italy. This handy post not only list the coffee beverages you would find at a “bar” but also offer tips when visiting one.
10 “Italian” Foods You Won’t Find In Italy by Huffington Post – While the post does exaggerate by saying that an Italian visiting a foreign country longs for a “fix” within hours – we have been in the US for the past 3 weeks and my husband hasn’t craved Italian food one bit – you certainly won’t find these foods in Italy. Surprised?
Life in Italy
Christmas crackers in Italy by Italy Chronicles – Fun and jovial read. Get a sense of Italians “strong family ties, their traditions, their ability to enjoy life and to party and, above all, their hospitality, open-heartedness, generosity and friendship”.
Have you come across any great reads or resources on Italy this week? Share them with us in the comments below.