Verona, Tuscany, Umbria, Rome Tour 2018!

Lastly, a uniquely crafted tour highlighting some of our favorite destinations throughout Italy:  Verona, Tuscany, Umbria, Rome Tour! Itinerary and cost attached below. We look forward to traveling through Italy with all of you! Grazie! PDF Verona Tuscany Umbria Rome Tour 2018 Final Itinerary– Click to download file The above post is copyrights of Author…

Gastronomy Tour of Sicily 2018!

We invite you to join us for an exquisite Gastronomy Tour of Sicily 2018! If you are a foodie, are passionate about food and wine, love cooking classes and wine tastings with a mix of culture, this tour is for you! Itinerary and cost attached below!  Grazie! PDF Gastronomy Tour of Sicily 2018 Final Itinerary…

Bio Sicily Tour 2018!

Buongiorno!  We are so happy to announce our 2018 tours, first up is Bio Sicily Tour! All tours will be offered in spring and fall.  Itinerary and cost attached below. We look forward to welcoming you to La Bellissima Sicilia!  PDF Bio Sicily Tour 2018 Final Itinerary– Click to download file   The above post…

“An American Brunch in Verona” in the October Issue of La Gazzetta Italiana!

The October issue of La Gazzetta Italiana is as colorful as our Italian American heritage celebrated throughout its pages….in the food section,  you will also find my post on “An American Brunch in Verona.”  It can also be found online at http://www.app.lagazzettaitaliana.com/food-and-wine/8577-an-american-brunch-in-verona The above article is copyrights of Author Francesca Mignosa, 2017.  Unauthorized use and/or…

Elk Bakery, Verona: American brunches meet Scandinavian interiors.

I was missing America.  I was particularly missing those sweet-meet-salty moments you only experience at weekend brunches.  I had a taste (or two) in my palate and had a strong feeling that I would find them here in Verona, Italy.  So I started researching and interviewing locals and there it was:  Elk Bakery! Literally a…

On love letters and romance with “The” gentleman of Verona…

That of Romeo and Juliet is a tale as old as time and man: to love and to be loved.  Shakespearean love found its epicenter in the idyllic and romantic city of Verona, Italy.  It’s incredible to know that he never actually visited the city but simply imagined it.  You need not wear rose colored…

Language: the perception of self, others and the creation of culture.

For those of us graciously and gratefully multilinguals, we know and understand that language as a whole is an algorithm of codes and that once those codes are understood and memorized, each of us is cognitively able to create unique and original linguistic formulas to vocalize our thoughts, emotions, sensations and stories.  Languages, in fact,…

The identity map of multiculturals.

How would you define identity? I would encourage you not to look up the definition in a dictionary.  I would be more captivated by your own, experienced and subjective interpretation of identity.  In this reflection, I focus on identity for multiculturals. If you belong to two or more cultures, the shades of identity are simultaneously…

With Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo at Sabir Literary Festival in Catania!

This weekend I attended the Sabir Literary Festival in Catania and conversed with Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo on his latest children’s book “L’Immigrazione Spiegata ai Bambini.”  The festival focused on contemporary Mediterranean identity, culture and citizenship. Do you know what “sabir” was?  I would like to share with all of you an excerpt from the…

With Renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono

Ciao a tutti.…a few weeks ago, I met with renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono as she presented her latest novel “Le Streghe di Lenzavacche” and I shared the My Sicily journey in the USA and in Italy.  Her novel has been acclaimed by many and on book tour throughout Italy at this very moment.  …