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Cheese, Onions, and Wasabi: The Reinvented Cocktails of Bitter Bar

Yes, cheese, onions and wasabi are just a few of the bizarre ingredients that can be found in your drink at Bitter Bar. Although these may sound like a recipe for watery eyes and an upset stomach, think again. The two resident bartenders have managed to shock and delight customers with their experimental beverages for years now. Situated in the beautiful Borghese Palace Art Hotel in Florence, Italy, Bitter ...

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The Macy’s Day Parade Has Nothing on Viareggio Carnival

In late February/early March, extravagant paper mache floats cruise down the confetti-coated streets of Viareggio (Vee-ah-REJ-joh). For the past 141 years, this small beach town near Pisa has played host to one of Italy’s largest folk events, the Carnevale di Viareggio. This carnival is loaded with month-long day and night festivities, ranging from local parties and masked balls to lively parades with humon ...

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Which Italian Supermarket Gets You More For Your Euro?

There's a high chance you're grocery shopping at a terrible supermarket in Florence. Those convenient, central locations sandwiched between a monument and your apartment are overpriced and understocked. We compared the available selection and prices of popular name-brand goods at our favorite supermarket chain in Florence's historic city center (Conad), and our top choice just outside the city walls (Coop), ...

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