Monthly Archives: August 2015

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Gelato Italiano Summer 2015 is almost over and by now you must have had your fair share of ice cream for the year. But wait! If you are visiting Sicily in September, you must attend “la … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com The Italian “confetti” are almonds with a hard sugar coating and the town of Sulmona is its capital.  Confetti are traditionally given to friends and family during great occasions such as weddings (white confetti), birth (blue … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Fast Facts: Quick snippets of Italian culture for your busy Tuesday 842 years ago this week, on August 9, 1173, marked the first day of construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed in 1370 … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Ferragosto” Cruising from Venice to the Black Sea in mid July few years ago, we docked at the port of Patras in Greece for a few hours.  Since the ship stopped only for refurbishments, most passengers decided … Continue reading

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In Defense of Napoli

Last week, Business Insider published an article by reporter Sarah Schmalbruch in its Travel section, titled “Why no one wants to travel to Naples.”  NIAF President and Chief Operating Officer John Viola wrote a letter in response to the article, which was … Continue reading

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