Italian Tourism in Sicily is an Adventure You Create

Etna above the clouds, Sicily, Italy

On a recent fall trip to Sicily, my wife and I began our adventure in Catania. At the car rental office we asked the clerk to recommend a few hotels. The clerk graciously offered to call some hotels for us. She was successful and secured a room for us on the first call. When we arrived at the hotel, it

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A Guide To Rome’s Cheapest Restaurants

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

When in Rome… Do as the Romans do and eat at simple tavernas.  The first-century Roman gourmand Apicius may have been fond of camel heels and flamingo brains, but today’s Romans have simpler tastes.  They tend to avoid ostentation in favour of side-street hosterias and traditional trattorias serving cucina povera (“poor food”) based on rustic, offal-based dishes.  And, if you

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