Alpha Italy

There are some things in Italy that are over the top, the star of the group, the best investment, the cherry on the sundae, the most dominant person, place or thing you can see in Italy. I get asked ‘What is your favorite thing to do in Italy?” all the time and I tend to …

Italy’s Citta del Miele – A Honey of a Trip

"I didn't feel the fatigue of the day anymore. It  made me joyous to be an apiarist." Mario Bianco, an impassioned beekeeper who lives in the  foothills of the Alps Don’t forget to sweeten your Italian journey by exploring Italy’s citta del miele (cities of honey).  46 cities and three mountain communities across Italy’s peninsula have …

Tutti Frutti Italian

One Italian word that has become part of the Anglo-American vocabulary, so much so that we often mistake it for an English word, is tutti-frutti. We have tutti-frutti ice cream, candy, nail polish, lipstick, juice, chewing gum, shoe colors and paint swatches. Not to mention the 1950’s Pop chart mega-hit Tutti Frutti by Little Richard.  In …

Have Laptop Will Travel . . . to Italy

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, a laptop computer has become as essential as a Dopp kit for gli uomini or a beauty bag for le donne.  Finding the right bag to keep your computer healthy and happy on the piazza in Florence, the Campo in Siena or an aperitivo bar in Milano requires some thought. Size (generally from 13 to …