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Arrivederci, Italia. You never cease to amaze me...

And so another trip to Italy comes to an end.

Every time I pack my bags, whether coming or going, I remember that very first visit in 1987 when I was 19 years old and came for my junior year abroad at the University of Padua. 317 more words

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Marche, the Italian countryside the way it looked fifty years ago?

One of the things that’s so cool about the Marche (Marches) is that there hasn’t been a lot of industrial development here. Driving to the tasting this morning in Ascoli, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was the way that the Italian countryside looked fifty years ago. 25 more words

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The best vitello tonnato I ate in Langa and a fantastic vertical of Cogno Barolo Ravera

Nearly every restaurant you visit in Langa serves the Piedmontese classic vitello tonnato (one of my all-time favorite dishes).

Of the three places (in two and half days) that I was served the dish, my number-one, top, best was… 113 more words

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The cradle of Barbaresco and happy birthday man

It’s been a crazy couple of days here in Langa, the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, where the weather already feels like early summer.

In the photo above, you can see the cradle of Barbaresco. 445 more words

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A "best" restaurant in Italy: Da Vittorio in Bergamo, a classic that keeps on grooving

From the department of “just in case you were concerned that I haven’t been eating well in Italy”…

A great day visiting vineyards yesterday in Franciacorta (where I’m working on… 329 more words

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