Hosts Sara and Jessica talk about flooding in Italy, Berlusconi’s resignation and what’s next for the Italian government. Then we speak with special guest Tom Mueller about his upcoming book on the “sublime and scandalous world of olive oil.”
We speak to filmmaker Sarah Marder about her documentary “”The Genius of a Place”” about the town of Cortona and the concept of sustainable development, the weekend riots in Rome, and George Clooney finally opens up about his evening with Silvio Berlusconi.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about the Italian economy being downgraded, Wikipedia Italia’s blackout, and an award-winning Italian chef working for McDonald’s. Then we speak with special guest Mike Duncan, the host of the History of Rome podcast, about his podcast and his love of Roman history.
Hosts Sara and Michelle update you on the Amanda Knox trial, Berlusconi, earthquake prosecutions and speak with author Pamela Sheldon Johns about her new cookbook Cucina Povera and the influence of post-war Tuscany on its cuisine.
Hosts Sara and Jessica are back with a couple announcements, news of Berlusconi’s true feelings about Italy, an Italian town declaring independence, and a drop in the number of weddings in the country. Then we speak with special guest Megan McCaffrey-Guerrera about traveling in the Cinque Terre and Liguria.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle discuss the Pope’s first tweet, pot on Italian balconies, another round in the Naples trash crisis, and an Italian company making the news for firing only women. Then we talk with artist Alberto Alfonso and poet Edward Mayes about their unique collaboration, which will be presented at this year’s Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona.
In this episode, hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about the Louvre not loaning out the Mona Lisa, a new hotel tax soon to be implemented in Florence andamp; Venice, and new spots in Italy added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Then we speak with Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the first woman Rabbi in Italy.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle have updates about the Jersey Shore in Florence and the garbage crisis in Naples, and then we speak to American expat Valerie Fortney Schneider about the Basilicata region.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle talk about the recent referendum vote in Italy and the return of the famous Cinquecento to the USA. Then we speak with American expat in Rome Shelley Ruelle about the neighborhoods of Rome.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about how thin Italian women are, caves in Basilicata transformed into luxury hotels, and Berlusconi’s continued party mode. Then we speak to Cherrye Moore to hear some Calabria summer travel tips and to learn about her food and wine tour in Calabria in the fall.