Tuscan Pumpkin Soup

  Pumpkin everything isn't only a big deal in the United States of Starbucks, Italy loves their fair share of pumpkin recipes as well, here is Carla's delicious pumpkin soup that she makes during our fall Soriano vacations. Make it for your friends to make them super envious of your fabulous … 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

Helpful Italian Words and Phrases

I know that when you are learning a new language, it can be harder than just having the words in front of you, its also about how in heavens name you're supposed to be able to pronounce them! There are a lot of guides, but when you are in the store, or in the taxi and its your time to shine, you … Continue reading
How to speak Italian like a local

How to: Speak Italian like a Local

Before traveling any place that speaks a different language, you should definitely take the time to learn some key words and phrases to help fit in and know what is going on. Although finding some english speakers isn't too hard in big cities, once you get off the beaten path you will likely wish … Continue reading