25 Tips For Traveling In Italy

With all the experience the CDV staff has collected from living and working in Italy, we thought it would be nice to share some of the things we have learned that make visiting Italy, that much easier on you. Most of these things, like the pickpocketing related tips, were learned the hard way … Continue reading

The Best Tuscan Bean Recipe Ever

On Thursdays in Soriano we go to a winery and olive mill and learn how their exceptional extra virgin olive oil is made. After a tour of their olive mill, Serena (the owner) treats us to some home made food out on the terrace, among this food, is some of the best Tuscan Beans ever.  Not a week … Continue reading

The 10 Best Beaches in Italy

Italy can get extremely hot during the summers, and this year is no exception! With two consecutive heat waves coming up from Africa, the heat is really getting intense. This last heat wave, named “Il Caronte” was named after a figure of Greek mythology, Charon, who was the underworld boatman … Continue reading