Best Aperitivo in Turin

Many cities of Italy may claim to be the birthplace of Aperitivo, and even Turin has an origin story to this classic Italian tradition. Aperitivo in Turin began in the 19th century with the social traditions surrounding vermouth and the drink of vermuttino. There developed the practice of Vermouth Hour, where social groups would gatherContinue reading “Best Aperitivo in Turin”

Weddings in Italy

I think it’s safe to say most of us have dreamed of weddings in Italy, and of course, it makes sense no? Movies have made it seem that Italians are full of passion, full of romance, full of life, that weddings in Italy must be incredible. While I will say a destination wedding in ItalyContinue reading “Weddings in Italy”

Cost of Living in Italy: Bills & Living Expenses in Italy

Ready for part two of our cost of living in Italy series? If you missed it, part one talks about renting in Italy and the various things to consider when setting a budget. Now it is time to talk about your monthly bills and living expenses such as groceries, gas, and all the odds andContinue reading “Cost of Living in Italy: Bills & Living Expenses in Italy”

Cost of Living in Italy: Renting in Italy

The real cost of living in Italy can be hard to define as we all have so different lifestyles, and the cost can truly vary drastically from region to region, city to city. Rather than give a soft overview of what I pay (I have talked about this on IG quite a bit) I wantedContinue reading “Cost of Living in Italy: Renting in Italy”

A (very brief) Intro to the Camorra

You probably are familiar with the Camorra from Gomorra, both the series and book by Roberto Saviano. The Camorra are one of the main mafie of Italian organized crime groups, primarily working in the region of Campania. Though now they are scattered around the world. While the original book Gomorra was a journalistic view ofContinue reading “A (very brief) Intro to the Camorra”

What is the ‘Ndrangheta

Over the last two years, Italy has worked to arrest hundreds of individuals connected to the ‘Ndrangheta. Starting in January of 2021, over 300 members were brought up on trial with charges ranging from murder and drug trafficking to corruption and money laundering. This is the largest trial against organized crime since the famous maxiContinue reading “What is the ‘Ndrangheta”

Women’s Rights in Italy

You might assume that being home to the Vatican, and a highly catholic country that women in Italy may have a hard time with access to things like birth control or abortion, in truth these things are more accessible than you might think. However, women in Italy were given these rights quite late in theContinue reading “Women’s Rights in Italy”