Tag Archives: Roma

La zuppa della strega e la festa della Befana

When Stefano was young, there were no packaged cookies, biscuits or other breakfast treats in his home.  His mamma, Maria, prepared everything homemade.  Breakfast was crostata, or rustic olive oil cake called pizza dolce, with a small glass of warmed … Continue reading

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Ciao, Roma!

Ciao, Roma!  It’s been too long. We had a perfect day to visit our favorite city – it was hot but not sweltering, and a cool breeze competed with the splendid sun, offering us reprieve from the heat. Via Condotti … Continue reading

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An Italian Vacation

We had driven kilometers and kilometers along curvy mountain roads after leaving the Autostrada A1.  Outside, the July Tuscan heat was stifling. When we finally pulled up to Il Borro and saw the stately cypress lining the gravel path leading … Continue reading

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Un Cono e Un Caffè al Pantheon

Our favorite monument in Rome is the Pantheon.  Built in 27 B.C. as a temple to the gods of Ancient Rome, rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 127 A.D. following the burning of Rome and converted to a Catholic church in … Continue reading

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La Carbonara

Not wanting to venture out to the market in the downpour, Spaghetti alla Carbonara was our choice for lunch on this stormy Sunday afternoon.   The creamy eggs, crispy guanciale, and sharp pecorino made for a hearty pasta dish that diverted … Continue reading

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