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How Not to Eat Like an Ugly American

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How Not to Eat Like an Ugly American: Or, How Best To Pass the Salt You’d think eating was risk-free, or at least faux pas free. It’s not Nor is travel, it seems. New Media Travel’s post How Not to Travel Like an Ugly American, highlights some of the cultural land mines that lie in wait for the unsuspecting traveler, ... Read More »

Marriage, Italian Style

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Marriage, Italian Style The town of Mondovi in northern Italy, is barely mentioned in most guide books. But we went there to see our good friends Giovanna and Antonio get married in a small mountain village near the town. The couple had opened a restaurant, Ezzelino, a bright, splash of color and light in this unspoiled, Medieval town set high ... Read More »

Topless Bathing Wars in Italy

Topless Bathing Wars in Italy It didn’t take long. In fact it took two minutes for a judge in Rome, Italy, to throw out of court a complaint by a mother, that a 26-year old bathing beauty was “committing obscene acts in a public place.” The mother claimed the busty bathing beauty’s bare breasts “troubled” her two sons, ages 12 ... Read More »

A Tour for Lovers..of Cats and Italy!

A Tour for Lovers…of Cats and Italy From Kaleel ftp etc We can’t confirm that this 2010 tour for cat lovers in Italy will actually take place, but we know it’s taken place three times already, and the San Francisco-based organization seems legit. If you love cats and love Italy, this could be the tour for you. The American group ... Read More »

My Italian Wedding

Mondovi, Italy, is unlikely to be on anyone’s Italian itinerary. Yet. In fact, it’s not even mentioned in most guide books on Italy, including the usually very inclusive Lonely Planet. We went to see our good friends Giovanna and Antonio get married in a small mountain village not far from there. The couple recently opened a restaurant, Ezzelino, a bright, ... Read More »

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