January's Italian Concierge Newsletter
This month in Falcone's Italian Concierge Newsletter, we continued our feature focus on Roman roads with the Via Cassia . . .
This month in Falcone's Italian Concierge Newsletter, we continued our feature focus on Roman roads with the Via Cassia, the medieval pilgrimage route connecting France to Rome that remains the perfect route for many of Italy's top attractions.
In the newsletter, we detail an itinerary for following the Via Cassia or State Route 2 today, but you can also read my picks for what to do, where to stay, and what to eat in the Val d'Orcia, my favorite part of the Via Cassia on our blog.
Here's what else you missed:
- Seasonal Inspiration: Skiing in Italy
We introduce two of Italy's top skiing destinations, including where to dine, ski, and how much to pay for the lifts.
- Traveler Tip: How to Order Coffee in ItalyExpanding on five rules for Italian coffee bars and guide to Italian coffee drinks here on the blog, we detail the process of ordering in an Italian coffee bar.
- January Holidays: La Befana
The Christmas celebration continues in January with the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day or La Befana for the witch who brings good children presents and bad children coal.
- News This Month: Rome Adopts Shewolf Logo
To compete with New York's Big Apple and build a unified brand for the city, Rome has introduced the Shewolf.
- January Recipe: Ribollita
Ribollita was originally a three-day soup, starting with a simple minestra or vegetable soup, on the first day. Today, you can make this ideal winter soup in one go.