How to Order Coffee in Italy Like a Local!


Confession time. When it came to a coffee, I used to be a complete Philistine. Ordering a cappuccino after dinner was second nature to me. I’d peer into a cup of espresso and think “Where’s the rest?’” My caffeinated road to Damascus led to Rome, where my Italian friends soon put me straight. You see, […]

The Ultimate Greek Islands & Adriatic Cruise Guide (on MSC Sinfonia)

Are you looking for an alternative to the bog-standard Mediterranean cruise? If so, why not take an Adriatic cruise from Venice to the Greek islands? The turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea separate the rugged coastline of the Balkan peninsula and eastern Italy. South of the Puglia region of Italy, the Adriatic Sea meets the […]

A Day in Urbino, Italy: A Renaissance Gem


Are you searching for an Italian Renaissance city that has all the charm and history of Florence or Assisi but a fraction of their visitors? The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Urbino, the cultural capital of the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries, lures far fewer visitors than its rival cities. Situated in […]