Author Archives: Alyssa

It’s the Chestnut Harvest

November is time for the Chestnut Harvest. I remember a brisk November evening at Agriturismo in Umbria Locanda Rosati sitting in front of a large […]
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Sagra delle fragole, The Strawberry Festival

Sagra delle fragole a Nemi – in June every yeara.  The strawberry festival is dedicated to local fragoline di bosco (wild strawberries). And, Diana of […]
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Taormina, Sicily

To understand and love Taormina and prior to enjoying the views from the theatre with Mount Etna in the distance and the bay of Naples […]
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“Slow Food, Slow Life”.. what is it?

Slow Food: The History of an Idea (you’ll see the Snail…Slow..Sybolic of “Slow food, Slow down”). Slow Food was started by Carlo Petrini and a […]
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The Autumn is Harvest time!

“Harvest & time for a Festa!”   As you travel throughout Italy in September, you’ll surely be driving behind a large bucket truck filled with […]
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