L’Italia è unica nel mondo

It took a little over two years for me to  officially settle into my adopted city. Believe it or not for the first two years or so, I just worked so much and didn’t really immerse myself in the culture, the Italian life or the people. Big mistake!!!! Rewind four years ago, I slaved away at my at home job inside my tiny one bedroom apartment and would occasionally go for walks for with Harley, my mini poodle in the evenings. 

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Castello San Salvatore

After all those sweet recipes that I have shared with all of you; I wanted to share one of my favorite places to burn all those calories off.. and that is in Susegana, a small picturesque city in the province of Treviso.

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Castagnole al cioccolato 

Now, that the Carnevale has officially started in Venice today, I decided to share with you all a recipe for Castagnole al Ciccolato.

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Intro to Italian Etiquette…part 1

I’ve been living in Italy for going on five years now, so I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about the Italian Culture, specifically in Veneto. As with every region in Italy (20) there are different cultures, dialects, foods, traditions and so on..

There are some things that the Venetians are known for such as

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Vino in Villa 2015

Hi friends,

I wanted to tell you all about my most recent adventure spent exploring a castle built in the 12th century all while enjoying Prosecco Superiore DOCG.  Continue reading

Photo Contest ~

Hi everyone,

I’ve recently entered one of my favorite photos that I took in 2012 of Valdobbiadine into a contest.

A company called quadro citta organized the contest and are looking for the best photo that represents Valdobbiadine in Treviso, Veneto, Italy.

In order to win, you simply need to have the most likes on your photo.

I don’t usually do this BUT I would LOVE to win…

So, I am asking if you guys would please help me out and VOTE and also share!!!

I think I am most definetly the under dog in this competition.

If you could kindly click on this link and “like” my photo, I would greatly appreciate it.
Valdobbiadine is where the worlds best sparkling white wine comes from!! Prosecco!!

Thank you so much

This is the photo that I've entered into the contest. I took this photo while sipping on a glass of Prosecco. What a view, huh?!

This is the photo that I’ve entered into the contest. I took this photo while sipping on a glass of Prosecco. What a view, huh?!

Wine tasting in Valdobbiadene

One of the perks about living in Treviso is that the home of Prosecco aka Valdobbiadene is only a quick 30 minute trip by car from my home.

We decided to go back to our favorite agriturismo Le Mesine for a Sunday lunch surrounded by vineyards.


After a delicious and filling lunch, we decided to go wine tasting in the hills of Prosecco! Most wineries in Valdobbiadene are free of charge. But remember to always check ahead of time. Goes as so, if you like the wine, you buy a bottle. Simple as that!

I mean is there simply anything better than sipping on a refreshing glass of Italian sparkling white vino while looking over this panorama?