Q. Some friends and I are heading over to Italy soon on a “PizzaQuest”. I understand that your family is from Napoli (Naples) and that is where to find the best pizza? Also, are there any “do’s and don’ts in the pizzerias? Can you please give us a pizza tutorial?
The Pigeons and Gondolas of Venice, Italy
Ciao Amici (hello friends), Every major city in the world has its iconic town center, square or plaza (piazza in Italian). New York has its Times Square, London has Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and Paris has Place de la Concorde. However, possibly the greatest of all is Venice’s Piazza San Marco, surely my favorite and not just because of its historic architecture. When there, you have the opportunity to sit at the outdoor cafes, people watch all day, feed the pigeons and all this can be done in silence due to having no automobiles for miles. Napoleon had called Piazza
Italy for Dummies 101
Q. I am going to visit Venice, Florence and Rome this summer and it will be my first time in Italy. Is it better to rent a car or take the train between these cities? Q. On our last night in Rome, I would like to treat my wife to a wonderful farewell dinner. Can you suggest a very special restaurant for this occasion? Q. I have always heard the lake region in Italy is very enjoyable. Do you have any suggestions?