July/August 2003 – Bologna Dining, Buffalo Mozzarella in Campania

cover-julyaug2003Bologna Begs You to Take Another Bite
Take a visit to the food capital of the old country and enjoy history, architecture, and great meals at La Braseria and Trattoria Monte Donato.

Pay a Visit to Four of Florence’s Other Museums
Escape the crowds at the Uffizi by checking out Florence’s Museo della Specola, Museo Stibbert, Museo Marino Marini and Opificio delle Pietre Dure.

Where Italian Buffaloes Roam
Journey to a Campania dairy farm where mozzarella, ricotta, and provola cheese are produced.

Read Italy: Editor’s Picks
Dream of Italy’s editor hand-picks new books and an old favorite for summer reading – Francine Prose’s Sicilian Odyssey, The Italian American Reader: A Collection of Outstanding Stories, Memoirs, Journalism, Essays, and Poetry, Emily Wise Miller’s The Food Lover’s Guide to Florence: With Culinary Excursions in Tuscany, Let’s Go Italy 2003, and Paul Hoffman’s That Fine Italian Hand

Sicily’s Private Homes Turned Charming Accommodations
A growing number of privately owned palazzi, country mansions, fortified feudal farm complexes and even monasteries are opening their doors to tourism.

Sicilian Wines Emerge from the Shadows
Sicily is being hailed as Europe’s most promising quality wine-producing region.

News, Tips, Deals, and Events
The Lowdown on August in Italy; Italy on the web for phone directories and driving directions; Venice Biennale Underway; Miracle Players comedy at the Roman Forum; Touring via the Tiber; Italy in America: More Americans Discover the Fun of Prosecco

A Dining Dictionary for Bologna
An explanation of Bolognese favorites – Tortellini in brodo, Tagliatelle con ragu, Lasagne, Bollito misto, and Mascarpone

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