Category: Italy

  • Taking a pasta-making class in Milan

    Taking a pasta-making class in Milan

    There’s almost nothing as comforting as a rich, hearty plate of pasta. No other cuisine in the world is as well-known or widespread as Italian cuisine. I have to admit though, having been to more than a handful of cities in Italy, I found that even highly rated restaurants often serve mediocre, bland pasta. So…

  • Things to do in Milan

    Things to do in Milan

    Though Milan doesn’t have as much of the tourist draw that Italian cities like Rome and Venice do, it has its fair share of unmissable things to see and do. Here are some ideas to get you started. Tour the Duomo di Milano The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is one of the world’s…

  • The aperitivo, how you can eat a free dinner in Milan

    The aperitivo, how you can eat a free dinner in Milan

    Milan has a wonderful Happy Hour tradition know as the aperitivo. Though this tradition is well-known throughout Italy, it exists in its most extravagant form in Milan. The practice is meant to give you something to snack on to open up your appetite ahead of dinner. Instead of slashing drink prices, bars offer insane amounts of…

  • Is the Last Supper worth it?

    Is the Last Supper worth it?

    The last time I went to Milan, I foolishly thought I could just stroll into the Santa Maria delle Grazie to check out Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper. I couldn’t and I missed it. So armed with that knowledge, on planning a second trip to Milan, I made sure I could…

  • The best European castles on Airbnb

    The best European castles on Airbnb

    Sometimes when I’m feeling uninspired (and kind of bougie), I look up interesting places to stay somewhere. Because if you’re spending a night in a medieval castle, does it really matter where it is? So I went on a hunt for some of the best European castles on Airbnb that I might be able to…

  • Best cabins in Europe on Airbnb

    Best cabins in Europe on Airbnb

    The holidays are here, so there are people everywhere. And nothing makes me fantasize about a secluded cabin in the woods more than busy stores and packed trains. I took to Airbnb to look for a cozy cottage somewhere (anywhere!). Airbnb usually gives the most comprehensive search results when you search by city so open…