Eat Pray Love in Rome, Italy

Updated 2018. Author Elizabeth Gilbert has charmed many an armchair traveler with her New York Times best-selling memoir, Eat Pray Love. Once achieving what most would call success (a celebrated career, a husband and a lovely home) Gilbert realizes that she has cultivated a life for which she is not completely suited. Gilbert decides to take a year off from her …

A Reason to Fly to Italy: The Florence Gelato Festival

Florence, what some consider the mecca for gelato lovers, will host the Florence Gelato Festival from May 28th through the 31st. Gelato (to call it ice cream is to not do it justice) is practically a staple food in Italy and especially in Florence. The festival expected to draw 300,000 visitors to the city for the weekend event. Piazzas and …

Italian Summer Treat: Pistachio Gelato

Pistachio gelato is the benchmark by which many gelaterie are judged. You can tell at a glance if an artificial base has been used, just by the color. If the gelato maker is using real pistachio nuts, the color will be almost drab green. If the bin flashes a neon green, keep walking. 1 cup (6 ounces) shelled pistachios, lightly …

Found: Peanut Butter Gelato in Rome

I was in Rome for just one night a few weeks back. As I’m superstitious, I still pop by the Trevi Fountain to throw a coin in the fountain to ensure my return to the Eternal City. While walking away from the fountain, I had a craving for gelato so headed into the nearest gelateria. It happened to be Gelateria …