Mercato delle Erbe in Bologna

Mercato delle Erbe in Bologna

Bologna has no shortage of beautiful markets bursting with delicious food. The Mercato di Mezzo doubles as a food hall, where you can sit at communal tables and snack on nibbles from any of the stalls on the first floor. Via delle Pescherie is full of half-underground little market stalls…

What to eat in Rome

What to eat in Rome

Now that I’m living in the Eternal City again, I decided to compile a list of what to eat in Rome for those of you who want to eat authentic, local dishes during your visit. Keep in mind that seasonality is very important in Italy. Recommendations on what to eat…

Mercato di Mezzo in Bologna

Mercato di Mezzo in Bologna

Happy New Year, Luggage and Lifers! I’m back today after a few blissful weeks of relaxation in Maine with my family. I’ve always been a big fan of New Year’s, and not just because it’s also my birthday. I love the feeling that a pure stretch of one year lies before…

A bacaro tour of Venice

A bacaro tour of Venice

[Updated September 2021] Venice can be a bit of a mystery. I’ve been there countless times, and I still get lost. It can feel like one giant tourist trap in some places, with no authenticity in sight.  The first time I went to Venice, my friends and I were a…