Discover A Gem of a City, Vicenza: Palladio’s Palazzos & Villas

Do you enjoy admiring stunning Renaissance palazzi and country villas with sweeping rural views, exploring small, lively cities in Italy and shopping for beautiful gold and gold jewelry? West of Venice, discover Vicenza, “the city of Palladio”, a UNESCO Heritage Site with 23 palazzi, churches and villas designed by architect, Palladio (1508-1580). Vicenza is one […]

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Penne Pasta With Radicchio And Prosciutto

This easy, tasty sounding pasta recipe with photo comes from a great recipe site, e-rcps.com/pasta/rcp/p_opqr/radicchio_pen.shtml penne with radicchio, prosciutto and parmesan cheese from the Veneto Serves 4 1 small head of radicchio, about 4-5 cups, washed and cut fine (shredded) 2 oz. of proscuitto crudo (raw), cut in thin strips 4 T extra virgin olive […]

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29 Italian Summer Berry Recipes

Do you eagerly await summer to gorge on fresh local strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries and the berry desserts you’ll create? How about adding some Italian style to those sweet delights and discovering some new, irresistible desserts? Here you’ll see 29 Italian summer berry recipes for granita, gelato, tiramisu, semifreddo, pannacotta, mousse, gelee, cakes, tart, […]

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Prosecco Raspberry Gelee

This easy, cool summer “prosecco jello” dessert sounds divine! It comes from epicurious.com/tools/searchresults?search=italian+berry+dessert Prosecco Berry Gelee from epicurious.com 6 servings 2 cups (9 ounces) fresh raspberries 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons. sugar, divided 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1 750-ml chilled bottle Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), divided 3 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (measured from […]

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Ideal Base In Northern Italy: Bologna

How would you like to experience a lively, less touristed northern Italian city, also famous for its gastronomy, and take easy day trips to Florence, Ravenna, Venice, Verona and the Parma area? How? Settle in to a hotel or apartment in Bologna’s historic centre and make this food lovers’ paradise your base.  You’ll use your […]

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Four Prosciutto Appetizer Wraps

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto from allrecipes.com. This easy, elegant looking appetizer is ready in just 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with olive oil. Wrap one slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear, starting at the bottom, and spiraling up […]

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Explore Umbria and/or Le Marche with Mama Margaret: Cooking, Fine Wines, Hill Town Jewels, Seaside, Meeting Local People In Authentic Experiences Aug 31-Sep 11

Join me, five delightful repeat clients and one of my long time Italy tour hosts on an extraordinary gastronomic journey with authentic life experiences with a cast of local people off the tourist track. Join us for all 11 days or choose to join us for the Umbria tour or the Le Marche tour . […]

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