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A stretch of Amalfi Drive that passed through a tunnel in the mountain, with the Mediterranean sea in the background.

Travel: How to Drive on the Amalfi Coast

The drive along this this spectacular coastline is simply breathtaking. It’s not, though, for the faint of heart. 

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In Viaggio: Italian Travel

  • Boats parked in the bay in front of the village of Sant'Angelo, Ischia.

    After a hot and busy week in Rome getting ready to drop Luca off at John Cabot University, we were ready for a seaside vacation.

  • Stefano standing in the doorway of Antica Macelleria Cecchini, drinking a glass of wine.

    A few years ago, Stefano was in New York City for a wine event and he met Dario Cecchini, the famous butcher from Antica Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany.

Current Obsessions

  • A piece of olive oil cake on a cutting board, with slices of blood oranges in the background and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
    Food & Wine

    “Olive oil is good for you,” Stefano’s father, Andrea, used to tell us.

  • Close up picture of a maritozzo alla panna on a white plate, with other maritozzi in the background.
    Food & Wine
    Maritozzi are fragrant, sweet-dough buns sliced in half and filled with smooth, fresh whipped cream.  They are a staple in Rome’s pasticcerie, and commonly found during the breakfast hours in coffee bars around the Eternal City. 
  • A slice of pizza topped with potatoes and rosemary
    Food & Wine

    When we stop by A stop our local panificio, or bakery, we almost always pick up a piece or two of pizza al taglio along with our loaf of bread.

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Ciao! We’re Cara & Stefano, formerly of Rome and now calling Minneapolis our home. Our mission is to share our favorite Italian recipes, pairings, and travel tips, so that you too can have a taste of la dolce vita.

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