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A Foodie in Genoa: Top 6 Restaurants to Check Out

If you are a foodie or happen to be obsessed with Italian food, Genoa is the city for you! Genoa is known as the birthplace of pesto (a basil sauce for pasta) and the genovese people love to eat good food. The region has several typical dishes that are enjoy all around Italy, and several are now international. Restaurants are on ever corner and most of the time they are full, especially on weekend nights for dinner. Here are a few of my favorites featuring local cuisine from the region and  ...

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Exploring Genoa

Again and again I find myself falling in love with Italy. In three years, I have seen Italy’s shortcomings and I’ve had my meltdowns over bureaucratic chaos, but the historic charm, delicious food, and natural beauty continues to capture my heart daily. My most recent trip to Genoa (or Italian Genova) reminded me of this as I wandered through the ancient winding streets. Genoa like much of Italy has an expansive history that is well recorded for over centuries. During the 1200-1600’s It was  ...

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Three Reasons to Explore The Piedmont Region

Piedmont is a northern region in Italy bordered by Switzerland and France. I call the capital of the region, Turin, home for the moment. After living here for two years I’ve come up with a small list of the three main reasons you should visit this region and what makes it unique. WINE Piedmont has rich soil that is famous for producing some of Italy’s most famous wines. The Langhe and Monferrato regions are just a short drive from the capital city Turin and are filled with vineyards and  ...

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Part 1: An Overview. Our Trip to Cagliari, Sardinia

  After a busy month of travel and work, I’m finally getting back in the swing of things with the blog, and I am so excited to get to share photos and some details about Emily and my trip to Sardina over the Easter holiday! Springtime in Italy is a crazy period full of festivities. Easter generally falls in the early weeks of April, and then on the 25th Italians celebrate Liberation Day, May 1st is Labor Day, and the June 2nd is Independence Day. Plus, my anniversary is in the middle  ...

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