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You might think a language as colorful as Italian is bound to have some creative terms of endearment. And you'd be right. Find your new favorite in this month's Italy Roundtable article, the theme of which is FRIENDSHIP. Read More >


Will charging admission for St. Mark's Square in Venice help the fragile city? Whose responsibility is it to make sure Italy's attractions are maintained? I'm dragging my soapbox out for a little pontificating, and I invite you to join me. Read More >


If sampling freshly-baked pastries from an unmarked side door of a bakery on a backstreet in Florence sounds good to you, set your alarm for about 2am and follow your nose. Read More >


The very first Jewish Ghetto was in Venice, and Jews in the canal city were forced to worship in secret. There are five synagogues still hidden within what used to be the Venetian Ghetto. Read More >


It's time for another round of Italian language nerdery, folks! This time, for the Italy Roundtable theme of FOREIGN, I'm taking a look at a few letters of the alphabet that the Italian Fascists really did not like. Read More >