The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Most dishes have stories to tell, some are reminiscent to a cherished past, perhaps a person, a happy moment, or maybe even a touching occasion. These are the flashbacks that flood our thoughts as the aromas and flavors connect to our senses. Reconnecting to the past becomes even more special when we find our way…

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Dafne Garden Cafè: The Green Corner of Apollo Boutique Hotel in Rome Italy

The frenetic pace of the capital can be exacting whether you are closed in the four corners of the office or walking around discovering the sights of Rome. Nestled among the buildings of the Roman district of Prati, there is an idyllic cafè that offers an ideal place to have a casual gastronomic break. Newly-opened,…

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Luce Experience at the Appian Way of Rome: Garden Cocktails and Grilled Dining Under the Stars

With the current situation that has turned activities upside down in Italy, the general motivation is to move forward, perhaps with a much more innovative approach but more importantly, with a renewed drive amelioration of what has once been to a succeeding greater project. Luce Experience, the new restaurant – pizzeria that opened in the…

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Intimate Dinners at the Private Terraces and Thursday Cocktails at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy

Hotel Vilòn, a luxury five-star hotel in the center of Rome and housed in the annex of the Palazzo Borghese, a historical 16th century palace belonging to the noble Borghese Family of Rome, continues to serve its guests with its characteristic luxury and charm. After its reopening in June after the Covid-19 lockdown in Italy,…

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Straforno in Rome: Focaccia, Pizza and Burgers

Matteo Pavani and his family aimed for a different approach to pizza making when they opened Straforno in November of 2014. The pizzeria is a joint effort of Matteo, his father Alessandro, his uncle Gianluca, the technicians of the dough, and his aunt Laura, dubbed as the queen of the pastries which is strictly homemade.…

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The Court of Palazzo Manfredi in Rome: Zed’s Signature Cocktails With The Colosseum View

One of Rome’s newest and trendiest cocktail bars to head to is The Court, located inside the 5-star luxury boutique hotel Palazzo Manfredi. On May 2020, it reopened to the public adopting complete safety provisions after the lockdown. After almost a year from its opening, the bar has some new proposals to its guests. Flanked…

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Tre Noghere Restaurant in Treviso, Italy: Traditional Venetian Cuisine in Valdobbiadene

Tre Noghere is an informal and rustic family-run restaurant immersed in the Piave Valley at the foot of the Venetian hills where Cartizze wine is produced. Surrounding the restaurant are rows of vineyards and rolling green hills, an ambience that completely plunges you to the genuine local tradition and environs. Traditional Venetian dishes and a…

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The Union of Gastronomy and Art at Pizzeria Terrarossa in Puglia, Italy

A restaurant splashed with colors gives life to this restaurant located just around the corner of the Conversano Castle built by the Normans in 1094 along the wide walking road Corso Domenico Morea. Created in 2004 by co-proprietors Matteo Fratella and Mimmo Perricci, Pizzeria Terrarossa was a union between gastronomy and art of Puglia, a…

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A Michelin Starred Dinner at Home with Il Convivio Troiani Delivery in Rome

The pandemic has changed a lot of things including how restaurants work. After the lockdown has eased down, the fundamental directives of distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing the hands remain. It’s a difficult moment for everyone but when it comes to adapting to the situation and conforming to the rules of the government, some…

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Villa Tiboldi in Piedmont: Malvirà Wines, Gastronomy and Vineyards

Villa Tiboldi presents its guests a breathtaking view of neatly combed rows of grape vines in the vast soft green hills of Roero. A walk from the parking lot to the hotel and restaurant is just a preview of what is yet to open up at the main house. There is a sprawling terrace with…

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Restaurant Vohn Krali Aed in Tallinn, Estonia: Embassy of Pure Food

Von Krahli Aed is not your typical restaurant. It’s a place where the dishes are made with natural organic raw materials. The chefs are inspired by plants, as they want to portray their unique kitchen. They are proud to be known as the Embassy of Pure Food because the ingredients that they prefer to use…

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AC Lounge Marriott Riga, Latvia: Cocktails and Dining at the Art Nouveau District

Garden sofas line up the external front area of Marriott Hotel in Riga. Its AC Lounge is an inviting and refined sitting area where meals and drinks are best enjoyed while watching the vibrant activities of the Art Nouveau district go by. The convenient location of the hotel at Dzirnavu Street lets you escape the…

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La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Authentic flavors of Piedmontese tradition make up the kitchen of La Crota Restaurant. Recognized for recreating the experience of tasting the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine, Chef Danilo Lorusso perseveres in highlighting the richness of the flavors of his region by reviving old dishes and bringing his personal touch to the kitchen. Meaning wine…

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Recommended Takeaways in the Outskirts of Rome: Seafood, Sushi, Pizza, Pastries & Gelato

When the sudden national lockdown was enforced last March in Italy, the restaurants had no choice but to halt business activities and close their doors. Everyone had to adjust to the stringent rules imposed making it imperative for everyone to stay indoors and close doors to the world outside. Food shopping, once pleasurable, became a…

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Eating at a Restaurant Again After 75 Days of Lockdown in Italy: La Scialuppa da Salvatore

After being sheltered inside the four corners of my home with my family for 75 days because of the covid-19 pandemic, it felt very strange to step out on the streets again trying to regain the freedom we once had. In Italy, the phase two regulations of the coronavirus emergency were implemented on the 18th…

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