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Italy

Italy is the land of pasta and pizza, and Chowhounds have recommendations for places to eat across the country. Get tips on top restaurants, local cuisine, and out-of-the-way shops.

Make This Easy Limoncello for a Taste of Italy Wherever You Are

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...
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Piedmont Planning Redux Post Pandemic

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by ninkat 2 days ago

My cousin and I had planned to visit the Langhe area of Italy in late March of 2020. <sigh> This is a first visit for both of us, and we are really looking forward to the trip. I have been lur...

Stanley Tucci 'Searching for Italy' is delicious...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

Watched an episode of actor/culinary enthusiast Stanley Tucci Searching for Italy on CNN and it was mouthwatering all the way thru. His visit to Rome included preparation of 'vera' Carbonara, and A...

Trip Report Milan/Piemonte Nov 2021

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by bigjppop 12 days ago

I'm a bit slow but I got a lot of good advice from this group and want to share at least a few thoughts from my last trip to Milan and Piemonte last November. Overall, Awesome! Especially the Piedm...

Our Visit to Piemonte and Liguria

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by PH Rodgers 4 months ago

We are back in the United States after an eight-day visit to Piemonte and a three-night stop in Liguria. It was our first overseas trip since 2019 and the onset of the COVID pandemic. Perhaps bec...

Trappist beer! What a glorious beer!

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by FrancescoS 3 months ago

There is a lovely pub in my town. The Knulp. You can visit their website https://knulp.pub/ Here I discovered Trappist beer.... This beer is brewed by or under the direct supervision of monks withi...

Piemonte this fall (2021), book early!

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by bigjppop 3 months ago

I’ve been putting together my upcoming trip to Milan and Piemonte (mid-November) and I’m pretty amazed at how full everything is. People are clearly going out/traveling again. If you’re planning a ...

Planning Piedmont in Nov 2021

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by veddeshpande 4 months ago

I'm going to Piedmont in early November, and based on the many posts here, I've so far decided to go to Veglio, La Cocinella, and Guido. I also wanted to go to Veglio and La Cocinella twice, becaus...

Sicily Wants To Lure Tourists By Helping Pay For Flights And Hotels Post-Lockdown

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Sicily’s original scheme, baptized "Empty for Full," would launch once Italy reopens its borders. Vouchers for discounted flights, hotels and free museum tickets will be made available via the isla...

First Time Trip to Piedmont

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by letahaa 5 months ago

My husband and I will be visiting Piedmont for the first time in October 2021. I have done a lot of research on these boards, and have come up with a proposed plan but would love to hear thoughts f...

My short list in Rome

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by sidcundiff 4 months ago

The best fine dining where I've been: La Pergola, very expensive and reserve two months ahead Il Convivio Pipero Trattorias: Armando al Pantheon (reserve early) Hosteria Nerone La Campana ...

Trip to Naples, Capri, and Ischia September 1-12 (Fingers Crossed)

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by PenelopeWitherspoon 6 months ago

So a friend of mine and I are planning on arriving in Naples on September 1. We will spend the 1st full day there (September 2) on a boat cruising the Amalfi Coast, and will be in Naples a total o...

Northern Italy trip report: Liguria - Emilia - Venice - Milan

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by dostrovs 6 months ago

I have just accomplish a blitz food intensive tour of Northern Italy in the company of my adult son. While the impressions are still fresh I am putting the feelings about the places together. I...

Buying wine between Lucca and Rome

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by Russian 7 months ago

Hi all, on an Italian trip and driving down gradually from Lucca to Chianti and on to Rome before flying back to London. Will have a few days in each place. Any suggestions for good places to buy w...

Summer 2-week foodie road trip in Italy incl. Sicily - need ideas!

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by Belkisw 9 months ago

If things in Italy open up this summer, my hubby and I want to do a foodie roadtrip there in July. I know some parts of northern Italy decently well (did an incredible foodie trip to Modena and Bol...

Florence - Firenze - Best Cappuccino

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by dvyne 7 months ago

I was just in Florence for 30 Days - the best coffee is in the Piazza Santo Spirito @ Ristorante Ricchi

Venice and Genova suggestions for a Week in September? [Split from Who has Plan? post]

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by flirtinfilly 7 months ago

I'm headed to Venice in Sept. for a few days (to see family from Germany), then I have an unplanned week. I will celebrate my 70th birthday with friends in Genova before heading back to Baltimore,...

Trattoria La Buca, Zibello

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by allende 3 years ago

Miriam Leonardi has died. She was 78. My wife and I knew her well for 39 years. She was sui generis. Miriam made La Buca a wonderful place to enjoy a true Emiliana country meal "down by the Po....

February 2021 COTM: Lidia's Italy

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by islandmermaid 12 months ago

Welcome to Lidia Bastianich Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes from the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most. If you a...

Who has plans?

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by jangita 8 months ago

I just got frequent flyer seats for spring 2022. Into Rome and out of Venice with (maybe) a week in Abruzzo in between. I am dreaming of meals at Armando for starters. Anyone else going this yea...