Channel Cheese – Traditional making of Toma Ossolana by hand in Northern Italy – How to make cheese!

In this charming ep, Alison travels to the Domodossola mountains in northern Italy to watch as the cheesemaker makes Toma Ossolana – a hard cows milk cheese – in a copper pot over an open fire. There are lots of… Continue reading

Sienna Italy

HOTEL CERTOSA DI MAGGIANO: This splendid inn is a converted Carthusian monastery built in the 14th century. It’s now owned by Margherita Grossi, who takes us to a classical music concert in a Renaissance theatre in Siena. LOCANDA DELL’AMOROSA: The… Continue reading

Wanderlust – Arriving in Italy’s Floating City: Venice, Italy [Episode 1/2]

Michelle and Andrea arrive in Venice, Italy’s Floating City, on the last stop of their Italian journey. They visit a local historic lace shop and learn about the dying art of making lace by hand in this episode of Wanderlust… Continue reading

Milan, Italy and Lake Como

After you’ve taken in the city’s renaissance art treasures, people-watch in Milan’s high-fashion shopping zone to see Italy’s 21st century prosperity on parade. An hour away by train is Lake Como, Rick’s favorite of Italy’s northern lakes, with the best… Continue reading

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy: Jewel on the Hill

Perched on a pinnacle, in a grand canyon, the traffic free village of Civita is Italy’s classic hilltown. In a town so full of history, exploring Civita becomes a cultural scavenger hunt. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe… Continue reading

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