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Italy’s Most Dynamic (and Inclusive) Members-Only Club

By July 17, 2014 one comment Permalink

The Sant’Ambrogio neighborhood of Florence, a short walk from the historic center, is known for its quaint shops and quiet streets, as well as both an eponymous church and alfresco food market. It is also home to a cultural city-state of sorts that could easily be called “Cibreo-town.” The original Cibreo, an elegant and unique…

A Three-Town Italian Road Trip

By June 25, 2014 no comments Permalink

Credit: MACIEJ NOSKOWSKI / Getty Images Driving in any Italian city is usually madness. But doing so outside of the metropolis is a pleasure given the courteous drivers, impeccably maintained roads, and clear, frequent signage. Even the rural roads that wind through the countryside are smooth and marked often with mileage and directions to nearby…

Rome’s Secret Beaches

By June 6, 2014 no comments Permalink

Gone are the days when Florida and Arizona presented the most viable options for people looking to retire to somewhere. Today there is a global market for those looking to settle down once they’ve put their careers behind them. Whether your preferences are based on price, climate, or culture, these ten places are all worth…

Visiting Dario Cecchini, the World’s Greatest Butcher

By May 29, 2014 2 comments Permalink

Credit: Donald Bowers / Getty Images Halfway along the Via Chiantigiana, a magnificent byway that bisects vineyards and olive groves on its path between Florence and Siena, sits Panzano in Chianti, a postage-stamp of a town known for its ancient churches, its quaint piazzas, and its butcher. Dario Cecchini, owner of the Antica Macelleria Cecchini just of…

The Best Part of an Italian Road Trip

By May 10, 2014 26 comments Permalink

Credit: Charlotta Smeds / Bloomberg News / Getty Images Fast food and road trips are fellow travelers in America, the nation that opened the world’s first drive through in 1947. But if the U.S. invented the pit stop cuisine, Italy – where cars tend to be fast and meals tend to be slow – has…