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The Park of Monsters – Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, Viterbo, Italy

The Park of the Monsters, or The Sacro Bosco, is the oldest park that we’ve ever ventured into. But with a name like the Park of Monsters, you’d expect nothing less. The Park of Monsters is a dark, forested and moss covered expanse of land. The stroll inside is actually quiet and serene, until you happen …

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Tagliata di Manzo (Beef Tagliata)

Tagliata di Manzo, or beef tagliata, is a simple but delicious dish served throughout Italy as a main course. The dish consists of perfectly seared high quality steak, accompanied by fresh spicy arugula and aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.  For this version, I used a good-sized filet mignon, but any other quality cut of beef will …

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Mexican Caesar Salad with Cilantro Lime and Pepitas

Fans of Caesar salad may be surprised to learn that this classic dish was actually invented in Mexico. The chef was actually an immigrant from Italy who was working in Tijuana during the time of prohibition. So while the dish may have originated in Mexico, the Caesar salad is not really traditional Mexican fare. Our …

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Things to do in Catania, Sicily

Catania, Sicily is the second largest city in Sicily, an Italian island just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” It is situated on the east coast between the notorious Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. A deep-rooted history, rich culture, and some of Europe’s most fascinating architectural structures combine to ensure there is never of …

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