Category Archives Italy

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

Italian_Meatballs_with_Cucumber_Pesto_Noodles

This lightened up twist on an Italian classic has all the flavors of the original, without any gluten and with far fewer calories. Fresh and crunch cucumbers tossed with tomatoes and coated with bright and herbaceous pesto stand in for pasta. Cucumbers are comprised of 98% water, are naturally hydrating. They also supply magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B, and…

Rome Nightlife

Whether you are studying abroad or just passing through, Rome is home to many tourist hotspots, from the Trevi Fountain to Vatican City. One popular attraction that always seems to reel people in is the exciting nightlife. From American bars to discotheques, there is a different local bar around every corner where you can dance and meet new people from…

Italian Grilled Peach Salad

In the summer, meals that are simple, seasonal, and light are the most appealing. Italian cuisine caters perfectly to this penchant. It’s not all pasta and pizza! This grilled peach salad takes advantage of juicy summer peaches, and the additions of peppery arugula, creamy mozzarella, and salty prosciutto combine to make a meal you’ll want to eat all summer long.…

Yoga gurus practicing on water

On your next vacation, why not combine your passion for travel and yoga? Schools and retreats across the world offer training programs to students who wish to become instructors. It’s a chance to embark on a yoga journey to the destination you’ve been dying to cross off your bucket list, and maybe jumpstart a new career—or at least a cool…

Sicily Piazza del Duomo Catania

When people romanticize a vacation in Italy, they tend to picture one of a few scenes: navigating the canals of Venice in a gondola, exploring ancient ruins in Rome, walking among vineyards in Tuscany, or perhaps even shopping in Milan. Often overlooked, but no less captivating, is Sicily. While it is relatively easy and inexpensive to navigate the island by…

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