Tag Archives: Slow Food

A Day Trip to Bologna

Piazza Maggiore in Bologna The nice thing about renting our apartment in Reggio, is the convenience of being able to take short train trips to many interesting places nearby. One of our favorite cities is Bologna, which is about 40 … Continue reading

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Why Reggio

Reggio Nell’Emilia Whether we’re in the U.S. or Italy, we’re often faced with the question, “Why did you pick Reggio Emilia?” In America, if you aren’t a preschool teacher, you probably have never even heard of this city. However, it … Continue reading

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Savoring Sonoma

This post is long overdue, but I just couldn’t write about food until now. First, we overindulged during the holidays. Then, we started our healthy “cleanse diet” from Bon Appetít magazine. So, I didn’t want to think about all of those … Continue reading

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Travel Tips

I hope these tips are useful for future adventures in Italy and beyond. Communication Take a Smart Phone: Wifi is still not that dependable in Italy, so a smart phone comes in handy for emails and even as a GPS. There … Continue reading

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South of Perugia

Norcia’s Mascot We rented a car for a week so we could explore the smaller towns and beautiful countryside of Umbria. For our first excursion, we decided to drive south to the town of Norcia, nestled against the Sibillini Mountains. … Continue reading

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Cooking Schools

Making Pasta Bob’s enthusiasm for Italian cooking has helped us get into a few authentic Italian kitchens on this trip. In Reggio Emilia, where we stayed in the north, we were invited to cook lasagna and make pasta with our … Continue reading

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Slow Food

The cellar of Trattoria La Buca You can find many restaurants in Italy that would qualify as Slow Food, but we decided to have lunch at La Buca, which, after reading many outstanding reviews, sounded like the real deal. The … Continue reading

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