November 2008- Christmas in Rome, Florence Restaurants

cover-nov08 A Roman Christmas
Our writer has spent four of the past five Christmases in the Eternal City and explains how to spend the holidays in Rome, following local traditions and creating your own.

Following Florentines to Their Favorite Eateries
Known for their discriminating palates and frugality, Florence natives lead the way to good food at fair prices. An insider’s guide to Florentines consider the city’s best restaurants and lunch counters.

A Naples Street Devoted to Christmas
Naples is famous for its Christmas Nativity Scenes (presepi). Visit the street where artisans create traditional Nativity figures as well as those of famous people, such as Barack Obama.

On the Trail of Fontina Valle d’Aosta
Italy’s smallest region produces amazing cheeses, including Fontina, the perfect ingredient for winter cooking. Where to taste Fontina in Valle d’Aosta and a recipe to make at home.

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