Luce Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Illuminates The Roman Appian Way With a New Chef

After last year’s summer debut, Luce Experience returns to illuminate the Archeological Park of Appia Antica with its flamboyant outdoor space. The cocktail bar is placed at the corner of the sprawling garden highlighted with large round juta carpets, teal throw pillows, low tables and wrought iron garden sets. Flanked on the other part of…

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Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Immersed in 320 hectares at an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l. in the hilly Umbrian countryside and woods is Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia, formerly an ancient village that was transformed into relaxing boutique resort with five spacious suites and a restaurant. It paints a picture of a perfect Umbrian experience where unspoilt nature, typical stone structures,…

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Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

The Pittaro family, founder of Pitars, has its roots in the northern part of Italy at San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The family has dedicated itself to the cultivation of vines and production of wines since the beginning of the 16th century but it was not until the 20th century with Romano Pittaro…

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Oltremare: Piandimare’s Latest Wines Gear Towards Easy Drinkability

Piandimare is a cooperative born in 1986 in Villamagna in Abruzzo from the idea of a few farmers who were united in cultivating unique and special vines. In 2014, the small cooperative has grown into a group of seventy producers, renewed its oenological perspective and aimed for quality. Prior to that, the winery had been…

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Fiumicino, Italy: The Twelve Best Seafood Restaurants

Fiumicino is best known as the town that hosts Leonardo da Vinci International Airport of Rome. It’s the main airway hub of Italy so it gets a large movement of travelers who enter and leave the country. But it is also known among Romans as a destination fishing town on sunny weekends because its proximity…

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Contemporary Cuisine at Allure Restaurant Patisserie in Fiumicino, Italy

The seaside town of Fiumicino, along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, welcomes a new addition to its growing number of gourmet seafood restaurants. With its 30-kilometer distance from Rome, it has steadily become a favorite destination for open-air dining of quality seafood in both traditional and contemporary representations of the Italian cuisine. Aside from…

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Ristorante L’Isola del Pescatore in Santa Severa (Rome), Italy

Santa Severa, that beach in Santa Marinella with the castle on its side? It’s a place that you will never forget because the scene that greets you is one of a kind. The long stretch of beach is dominated by the majestic Santa Severa Castle on the promontory. It’s about 50 kilometers from Fiumicino (about…

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The Vibrant and Fresh Wines of Paladin Vigne e Vini of Veneto, Italy

Years of following around his grandfather from the vineyards to the cellar has influenced a curious child into continuing his family’s legacy when he reached adulthood. Growing up with the excitement of having healthy grapes, the perennial anxiety over the weather, the touch of the soil and the smell of wine cellars do embed remarkable…

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Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti

Wine is not just a bottle with the fermented liquid product of grapes inside. There’s a vast world of research, work, passion and history behind every finished bottle. One fine example is Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi, a wine estate in Tuscany, Italy where the location alone unfolds hundreds of years of history. Nestled in the…

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Altavela: A New Italian Gourmet Seafood Restaurant in Fiumicino

Fiumicino is a fishing town that’s located on the western edge of Rome where the sea is its main source of activity. One of the most popular fishing hub where local fishermen unload and sell their catch, it’s the town where you can definitely get seafood cuisine at its excellence in quality. Its proximity to…

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Nebbiolo and Arneis of Roero DOCG of Piedmont, Italy: Why They’re in My Glass

Piedmont ranks the first in having the most number of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines in Italy, which pertains to the excellence of quality and authentic viniculture representative of the region. A wine with this denomination signifies a particular qualitative value that is cultivated and produced from specific grapes cultivated in designated…

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Castello di Meleto Casi and Poggiarso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Living the reality of Castello di Meleto is like breathing more than a thousand years of history inside the four walls of its castle on a hilltop of Gaiole di Chianti, in the road between Siena and Florence in Tuscany which overlooks the Chianti valley. What was once the Abbey of Coltibuono belonging to the…

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Me Geisha Salerno: The Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Town

Me Geisha Salerno was born from the idea of Italian – American entrepreneur Giuseppe Tuosto. Being an accomplished restaurateur in the United States after opening successful Asian fusion restaurants both in New York and Los Angeles, he decided to trace back his roots and traverse his way to where his family originated from, Italy. Immediately,…

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MangiamoRi: A Cozy Restaurant in the Abruzzo Countryside of Francavilla al Mare

In a lightly remote country road of Francavilla al Mare in the region of Abruzzo, MangiamoRi, a cozy restaurant owned by Rina Di Stefano gives a setting of a welcoming restaurant tucked among tennis courts in the local club. It is located on the upper floor of the clubhouse of the Tennis Club La Campagna…

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Sensi Governato Toscano IGT 2018: Using The Old Traditional Chianti Vinification Method

Governato Toscano IGT 2018 is a product of Sensi’s passion to explore the best techniques in creating wine. With this particular vinification process, they used the “Governo all’Uso Toscano”, a vinification technique that goes back between 1834 to 1837 institutionalized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. He divulged that the composition he considered as the most suitable…

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