September

Back to School

Back-to-school preparations means shopping for clothes and supplies, getting back into the habit of packing lunches, and, for many grandparents, arranging schedules to pick the little ones up after school. While I'm not a grandparent and my children are way past school-aged, I still have children all over the world to think about. Since 1992, we’ve helped more than 100 schools in 60 communities and 30 countries worldwide, including Italy...

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“Girling Out” in Italy

Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling with Alan and the rest of my family—but there’s something special about traveling with girlfriends. I feel less responsibility, in a way—less pressure to make sure everyone is having fun. Plus, it’s so much fun to just “girl out.” It makes me feel free, and vibrant, and young again...

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Ask Harriet: How much money to bring to Italy

Q: I am traveling on Discover Sicily: Heart of the Mediterranean, with the Amalfi Coast extension and was wondering how much money I should bring with me?

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Italy: Pass on the Pasta

Pasta is the first dish that comes to mind when most people think of Italian cuisine. But the country’s diverse landscape makes for a palate as rich as its culture. From lush countryside vineyards to beautiful beaches where pesce (fish) governs the menu, you can experience some of the best—and most varied—Italian specialties on our Italy: Tuscany, the Alps & the Riviera vacation. Regional associate Simona Salvatori shared two recipes, both pasta-free...

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Tracing Roots of the Family Tree

Though my ancestors have varied backgrounds, my grandfather, Philip Cannizzo, emigrated from Catania, Sicily, when he was twelve years old. I wanted to see the country he came from, so although I’ve been to Italy before, I really wanted to go to Sicily...

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