Tag: Italy

Amarene (cherry) tart at Atti & Figli in Bologna

9 Places To Eat And Drink In Italy’s Emilia-Romagna Region, From Bologna to Modena

“It [Italy] must be inhaled wholly, with the yielding of the whole heart… It is really something transcendent, both spirit and body.” – Margaret Fuller by Megan Marshall Article & Photos by Virginia Miller [This article was published in Food Republic on September 3, 2014] Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar — these staples of Italian cuisine all hail from the flat… Read more →

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Returning to the Eternal City... and my favorite in the world, Roma (see "Wandering Traveler")

12 Food & Drink Destinations in ROME

My beloved Roma, my favorite city in the world. The most romantic. Ancient. Chic. Otherworldly. I cherished being back for the third time to Rome (fourth time to Italy) in October for my 10th anniversary. The Renaissance Man and I wandered Roma’s ancient, cobblestone streets from our apartment near the Spanish Steps, near where we stayed on our honeymoon for… Read more →

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Enchanting Bassano del Grappa on a river at the base of the Italian Alps

Adventures in Bassano del Grappa, Italy — the Hometown of Grappa

Visiting a Grappa Legend & a Hidden Absinthe Bar Article and photos by Virginia Miller This October I spent a magical day in the birthplace of grappa, enchanting Bassano del Grappa, a Northern Italian town (in the Veneto region) on the river Brenta at the base of the Italian Alps. Since 1779, one of the great families of grappa and… Read more →

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Best Bars in SF, the US & the World – 2013

Another year, another few hundred bar menus tasted and perused around the globe. This year was the most full yet: I visited over 25 cities in 10 different countries. Which means weeding through best tastes is even more complicated. Given the vast range, I have three 2013 lists (more for best in food/dining here): 12 Best New Bars in San… Read more →

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Lake Como view from our villa deck in Menaggio

A Week on Lake Como

Lake Como is one of many idyllic regions of my dear Italy. Yes, it’s another lake in a region filled with lakes, but one with cliffs rising sharp, softly carpeted with green, out of shimmering blue, offering a majestic yet intimate connection of water and hillside. I recently stayed in a most magnificent villa on the lake, on a cliff… Read more →

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