Hosts Sara and Michelle give updates on Italy’s involvement in Libya and nuclear energy plans. Then we’ll talk with special guest John Mariani, Esquire Magazine food and travel columnist, about his new book, How Italian Food Conquered the World.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle celebrate their 1-year podcast anniversary with some news stories about Campania and speak with Bonnie from Napoli Unplugged about the arts in Naples and the Maggio dei Monumenti – the month of monuments in Naples
This week, hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle give updates on previous stories about the Jersey Shore and Berlusconi’s Rubygate trial, and discuss news of potential border disputes between France and Italy. Then we’ll talk to author and developer of the new iPhone app Eat Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli, about how and where to eat in the Eternal City.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about the latest in Berlusconi’s legal battles as well as Italy’s role in the ongoing Libyan conflict. Then we’ll talk to Mary Jane Cryan, art historian and long-time resident of Italy, about Etruria and Etruscan culture.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle recognize a couple former podcast guests who are receiving honors, talk about fake earthquake victims in L’Aquila, and then chat with guests Rebecca Winke and Michelle Schoenung about what it’s like to be a vegetarian in Italy.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about the 150th anniversary of Italian unification that was celebrated last week. Then we chat with special guest Anthony Paonita about what it’s like to buy property and set up house in Italy.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle discuss a new Pompeii exhibit in New York City and a proposed train tunnel that threatens Michelangelo’s David in Florence. Then we talk about Pugliese cuisine with Cinzia Rascazzo, a cooking school owner in Puglia.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle discuss two new museums set to open in Rome, a new national holiday on the Italian calendar, and ticket scams over the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Then we speak with author, lecturer, and Context Travel docent Monica Vidoni about Casanova’s Venice.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle discuss the latest news about Berlusconi and Amanda Knox, a new report of contaminated mozzarella, and a quick recap of the 2011 Sanremo Festival. Then we’re joined by author and film critic Daniela Losini to talk about the Italian film industry.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle talk about Wi-fi on Italy’s trains, growing interest worldwide in Italian gelato, and we speak with Alex Leviton about traveling in Umbria.