Dispatch from Rome
by Slavito -- 31/Oct/2007 03:25
Attitudes to public drinking in Italy seem to be more lax than in most other places I’ve been to. This is hardly shocking if you remember that we’re talking about a wine-exporting Mediterranean country, but still, what you can matter-of-factly do here may very well surprise your typical New Yorker.
One example: during the last Rome expedition of this site’s core group of contributors (which neatly coincided with Ree’s ?th birthday), we got it into our heads to finish our last evening together with a glass of champagne next to the Trevi Fountain. Guess what?
Dispatch from Florence
by Ree -- 12/Sep/2006 00:00
Italy is known for its coffee, and rightly so. I don’t know what the secret is, but I suspect it’s something in the water, the atmosphere, or possibly the technique involved in ordering and drinking it because try as I might, I cannot replicate the perfect espresso experience anywhere else. Follow these simple guidelines and you too can discover the joy of drinking coffee in Italy...