#Italy

Think Spring: 9 Stunning Springtime Destinations

Booking.com | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

With the warm weather finally upon us, many travellers are looking to shed those cumbersome layers and book a last-minute escape. But which destinations are worth travelling to in the Springtime? We've put together the top nine destinations that are at their most beautiful during Spring. From bustling metropolises to sandy beach locales, these are the must-visit cities to visit around the world before the Summer tourist crowd hits!

Foraging For A New Future

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Italy eating wild plants has been central to the diet for the majority of the population from the fall of Rome until the end of WWII. Why is it be...

Discover The Incredible Cities Beyond The Capital

Booking.com | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

While the capital city is an obvious choice for many vacationers, sometimes it's worth stepping outside of your comfort zone and going down the beaten path. Whether you are looking for a party, to explore the culture of historical sites, or even delve into local cuisines, there are always cities to discover beyond the capital to meet your needs!

From The Mountains To Manhattan: The Journey Of A Truffle Heiress

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

What is it like to be born into one of the most well known truffle cultivating families in Italy? I spoke with Vanda Angellozzi, 26 years old and the...

Versatile Fashion From The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

An endangered endemic creature is now the mascot for a fashion line. In the heart of the Sibillini Mountains, Central Italy, lies Pontius Pilate's la...

Surviving Recession, Italian Mountain Style

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Italy recession is becoming a way of life. For example, the 'GDP Growth Rate in Italy averaged 0.60 percent from 1960 until 2016' http://www.tr...

When In Rome, Be Sure To Visit Real Roman Restaurants

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The Italian capital is an important place for world gastronomy. Eating in quality restaurants in Rome should be an imperative. Unfortunately what is served in the center of the city could be considered an insult to the country's culinary tradition. To really visit Rome, you have to take the bus or walk a bit and discover real Rome restaurants!

Saying Goodbye To The Trash Fire That Was 2016

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We've lost those we've never heard of and those we worshipped from afar. The famous and the infamous. Those whose poetry and music and performances and stories and athletic prowess and acts of heroism and sacrifice we admired. We counted on them to help us get through the trials and tribulations of our lives.

An Insider's Guide To Capri

Amanda Blakley | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Capri, the blue island, is a Mediterranean magnet for celebrities, jet setters and global nomads alike. It's inhabitants are Caprese first and Italians second. Everything about Capri's lifestyle and pace reinforce it's unique beauty and appeal to such a well-travelled tourist.

Earthquakes In Italy's Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Although mountains are always moving imperceptibly, what happens in a national mountain park -- when the earth moves under your feet? The series of e...

Italy Earthquake Rains Boulders Onto Highways

CP | Gregorio Borgia, Colleen Barry And Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada

There were no immediate reports of deaths.

White Truffles: Give Italy's 'Diamonds On The Table' A Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

The white truffle is the most prized and commands the highest prices -- in 2006 it is reported to have sold for the same price as gold. The taste is subtle but lingering and summons the musty and savoury associations of Italian harvest.

Top 10 Destinations For Your First Solo Trip

travelcuts | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Whether you're joining an organized trip or setting out with nothing but a backpack and a guidebook, your first solo trip can be daunting. Yet, you'll soon find it's one of the most rewarding ways to travel. If you're teetering on the edge of going solo, or already planning where to visit, we have ten suggestions to kick-start your wanderlust.

How To Plan A Wedding In Italy

Sara Graham | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Graham

My partner of almost five years and I are planning a wedding celebration in Italy. Not because I am chasing the aforementioned goal, and not because we want to be fancy, but because half the guest list is already there. So there's my Mario, who is, as you may have guessed, very Italian. For many, this will be a destination wedding and a chance to experience Italy. That said, the biggest challenge presents itself. With all the venue options under the Tuscan sun, how the heck does a girl choose?

Creating Positive Change For Women In Italy

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

I believe that if institutions create greater educational and economic opportunities for women, we would immediately begin to see the positive impact on society. In my opinion, the Italian Government should highlight the capabilities of girls by creating more opportunities for dialogue to influence policies that benefit women and girls.

High Fashion In The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Why would a high-end, design and manufacturing company choose to be located in a mountainous area? Dolce Vita design and create fashionable leather...

Wild Mountain Meat Offers Less Guilt And Twice The Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

We all know many reasons not to eat meat: because of cruelty to animals, particularly within the industrial farming production system, or human health...

Food That Is Feeling

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Studies have shown our taste for foods is created by cultural and learned experiences as Petrini (2001), Duruz (2003), Bell and Valentine (1997) and t...

How Italian Mountain Honey Is Made

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Think of Italy and one thinks of food, but not many people think 'mountains.' Yet mountains remain a principle source of the traditional, handcrafted food production Italy is famous for. And nowhere is that more true than with honey production.

The 13 Luckiest Places In The World

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.14.2017 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.

This Nutritious Neolithic Wild Pea Is Making A Huge Comeback

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

In the Middle Ages, roveja still endured as the staple diet eaten in the form of a "puls," which is an ancient Roman-style of porridge and consumed with a savoury sauce on top. Over time roveja was forgotten. By the 1990s only a few local people remembered roveja, and some found the plants growing in gullies or near streams.

Defending Italian Beaches From Oil Drilling Is Not Enough

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada
Marco Morosini

On April 17 we Italians will vote on a referendum which aims to hinder oil drilling near our coasts. The Italian government instead forces new domestic drilling for reducing oil imports. Simply opposing oil rigs before our door is short-sighted if we keep on burning more and more oil, provided that it comes from distant countries.

Si, Certo! Starbucks Could Actually Take Off In Italy

Rondi Adamson | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business
Rondi Adamson

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Italy already, and they love and drink it in their own style: typically, espresso gulped down quickly, served not with a cruller, but a cornetto or biscotto. So a big non si fa came to mind when I considered the idea of Starbucks in Italy. That is, until I thought about the power of the brand, something not to be trivialized.

Autochthonous Italian Wine From The Mountains Available In Toronto

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Central Italy is a mountainous area with fascinating, high quality food and wines yet due to the cost of transport and import restrictions seldom do these unique products reach the Canadian market where they would be greatly appreciated.

The True Taste Of Truffles

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

My search for authentic truffle recipes, not found on the Internet nor in cookbooks, brings me to some inspiring places. Here, in the heartland of truffle culture, in the Central Apennines, I knew I would find something special because this is the only place where truffles can be eaten fresh all year round.