MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Amanda Ruggeri

  1. life lessons
    Ciao, Bella: 15 Lessons From My Life in ItalyFlip-flops are gross, la vita è bella, and more.
  2. guida cucina
    3 Pasta Recipes to Impress Your Italian LoverThey’re easier than you think.
  3. Advice From Italian Nutritionists: Eat Cookies for BreakfastIt’s why Italian women don’t get fat.
  4. city guide
    6 Hidden-Gem Neighborhoods in RomeFrom the future new headquarters of Fendi to Rome’s version of ‘90s-era Williamsburg.
  5. Wild, Medieval, Non-Touristy Umbria: A Brief TourIt’s like Tuscany 20 years ago.
  6. scandals
    Is Your Olive Oil Lying About Its Virginity?It may not even be Italian.
  7. Why Won’t Italians Have Cappuccino After Dinner?And seven other mysterious health beliefs examined.
  8. guida cucina
    Want Real Italian Food? Skip These 8 Dishes Arrivederci, chicken parm, cheesecake, garlic bread.
  9. island hopping
    5 Italian Islands the de Blasios Should Have Picked Over Pricey CapriUnder-the-radar spots for summering.
  10. first person
    I Was Raped, and I Stayed Silent About My ‘Coveted Status’ Most victims don’t speak out — I didn’t.