February/March 2024: Where to Eat/Drink in Venice, Made in Italy Rome Shopping, Hollywood’s Favorite Pasta

Venice Renaissance: Exploring the Culinary and Cocktail Scene Post-Pandemic
Local Monica Cesarato shares her picks for where to go in Venice for the best food and drinks her city has to offer. Discover where to taste tapas-like cicchetti and have cocktails made with salt harvested from the lagoon. It doesn’t get more local than that. Venice is having a culinary rebirth and Monica’s top spots bring La Serenissima to your plate and glass.

Made in Italy, Made by Hand, Made to Last
Associate Editor Danielle Abbazia shares where to shop in Rome for beautiful souvenirs that will last long after your trip to the Eternal City. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the offerings in a city as big as Rome and it can be difficult to find quality products made with care and sustainability in mind. Handmade and Italian-designed Jewelry, clothes and home decor are all over the capital if you know where to look, and trust us—Danielle does.

Hollywood’s Favorite Pasta
A home kitchen experiment turned into one of the most beloved pasta dishes in the world. We explore the origin of Fettuccine Alfredo at Alfredo alla Scrofa restaurant in Rome and see why today it is still a favorite place for Hollywood’s VIPs and visitors to Rome. Simple ingredients—butter, parmigiano reggiano and fresh pasta—transform tableside into what we consider one of the most comforting and delectable pasta dishes around.

Dream Day in Italy: Trekking in Gran Sasso National Park
This Spring, consider a trek through Gran Sasso National Park or simply drive up the mountain roads for a roadside arrosticini break. Tis the season to begin venturing into the national park with the snow melting and giving way to a landscape with pops of primavera. The air is fresh and so is the food which is the cuisine of farmers and shepherds.

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