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Calabria is the toe of the Italian boot. It is located in the southwest corner of Italy, with 500 miles of coastline on the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. This region has belonged to so many other countries over the years, leading to quite a variety of local specialties. When you taste the delicious local […]

Don’t be surprised if the word Latium doesn’t ring a bell. It’s in the center of Italy and its capital is Rome, the Eternal City. As the Italian writer Silvio Negro said, “Roma, non basta una vita,” Rome, a lifetime is not enough. Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, he wasn’t talking about […]

Everybody has heard of Tuscany in the central western part of Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tuscany is famous for being the homeland of the Italian Renaissance, and its center, Florence is one of the world’s top tourist sites. Tuscany is the birthplace of an interesting, albeit often expensive wine revolution. Super Tuscans, red wines […]

Umbria lies smack dab in the middle of Italy. Even though it doesn’t border the sea, the Tiber River and Lake Trasimeno provide a fine choice of fish and eels. Local specialties include truffles. You won’t go hungry here. Lepre alla Cacciatora (Cacciatora Style Hare) is a popular, traditional dish. It calls for white wine, […]

Apulia is the heel of the Italian boot. It is located in the southeast corner of Italy on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. As many other regions of Italy, over the centuries Apulia was constantly invaded. The region’s difficult history has given it a varied cuisine that should meet your fancy. Apulia is known as […]

Campania is the shin of the Italian boot. Its capital is Naples and if you don’t want to “See Naples and Die” you can always visit upscale Sorrento and Pompeii, frozen in time with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius some two thousand years ago. Campania claims to be the home of pasta and pizza. We […]

Basilicata is the instep of the Italian boot. This hilly and mountainous region is located in the southwest corner of Italy. Like so many other parts of Italy this region has known a series of conquerors, each of whom has left a cultural and culinary trace. The region is known for caves that have been […]

Isn’t it wonderful to finally find out that something we like is finally good for us. There have been many articles written recently about the health advantages of drinking red wine. The news people have started calling this phenomena the French Paradox. We all know the French eat diets filled with rich sauces and […]

A component of red wine has been found to improve mobility for older people, according to a new study. Researchers from a university in Pittsburgh have specified resveratrol, a natural-occurring compound that is also present in red wine, could aid in improving mobility of older people and subsequently prevent falls. The group of researchers fed […]

It is true that a stain can easily destroy a fabric if it is not removed immediately. Stains turn all the more brown on standing making it more and more difficult to be removed. However, things get worse when it comes to carpets. A few drops of red wine on your carpet are enough to […]