The Sporting Club – Ischia

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The perfect seaside foodie setting on the perfect island with great food makes for the perfect restaurant on Ischia.  “Where’s that,” you ask?  It’s the largest of the Phlegrean Islands off the Amalfi Coast and the perfect getaway. The Sporting Club restaurant at L’Albergo Regina Isabella offers spectacular views and even better food. Lunch always […]

Capri’s Villa Jovis

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Fixer upper: Expansive Italian villa with breathtaking, panoramic views, 1.7 acres, its own cistern and outdoor baths and plenty of wild goats to keep you company. As one who sets out to see every Roman archaeological site possible, I climb where ancient Romans tread…I climb…and climb…and climb some more, to the top of Capri’s Mount […]

Zizzi waterfront dining in Greenwich

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You know when you go on vacation and step on a happy coincidence…that’s what happened to us with Zizzi in Greenwich (Unit W2, Greenwich Promenade, Pier Cutty Sark), just outside London.  It’s one of the many chain eateries throughout London but this one is actually worth of every Italian bite. We arrived early, about 90 […]

Family in Catacombs San Gennaro

The Buried Secrets of Ancient Naples

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So much of the dark wondrous history of Naples lies steps below the modern metropolis, back in time, down to the Catacombs of San Gennaro, (Via Capodimonte 13, Naples) off the beaten path.  The paleo-Christian site lies a good 20-30 minute bus ride north of the city center, leading toward Capodimonte and bordering the hilltop […]

Yummy Treats for Christmas in Venice

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For most Italians and especially Venetians, eating means family and family means homemade food, therefore Christmas and good, traditional homemade food must be enjoyed surrounded by loved ones. Christmas is an important and solemn feast in Venice. A very special day when, as tradition dictates in the Western world, every family, after religious customs, must […]