dolomites

So What Exactly Are The Dolomites?

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ve heard me talk about the Dolomites in Italy. I’ve gushed about them. I’ve talked about how they took my breath away — not once, but twice. These are some incredible destinations that are even more stunning in person. Seriously. It’s one of those “it must be seen…

Val d'Orcia

Italy’s UNESCO Sites

Italy has 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is more than other country. What is UNESCO? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decides what sites are put onto this list. Countries submit. The organization researches. Then a decision is made. These sites can be cultural or natural. It’s a big deal to be…

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Wines of Italy

Chianti. Barolo. Pinot Grigio. Italian wines that most folks have heard of. Nero d’Avola. Pecorino. Falanghina. I know my wine friends know these, but I’m betting many of you haven’t heard of these “weird Italian grapes” (what I call them). Hell, I thought Pecorino was just a cheese!     Italy is full of grapes…