Experience the Best of Italian Nightlife


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In Italy, life at night is an extremely different culture than during the day. The daytime is perfect for families and tourists who are interested in great food, beautiful art, and other types of innocent fun. However, at night each major city is host to a unique nightlife experience that can’t be duplicated anywhere else in the world. These...

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Pope Francis’ Taste For Wine: It’s In His Roots


Pope Francis visits a favela in Brazil during the World Youth Day 2013 (credits: Tânia Rêgo/ABr - Agência Brasil. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 br via Wikimedia Commons)

Pius II had a predilection for milk. Benedict XVI drank orange Fanta. And Pope Francis? While Francis is known for drinking mate, an Argentinian tea, it seems that the current Pope’s palate is a bit more refined. Pope Francis – or Jorge Mario Bergoglio – is also a wine aficionado. The taste for wine runs in the family. His grandfather was a...

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Move Over Santa…Here’s What You Need for a Real Italian Christmas!


Panettone slices on a white plate with Christmas red background

Panettone is the traditional Italian Christmas cake. Stroll down a street in Italy during the month of December and you will see a few things that are familiar to American Christmas: select stores will be dotted with wreaths, strings of lights may be strung across strade, and the occasional Santa Claus peeks out of the window. For anyone used...

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