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The Secret To Italian Style – Fare La Bella Figura

“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo.” Mark Twain Have you ever wondered what is the secret to Italian style? How Italians manage stilettos on cobblestones or how they look chic and elegant at all times? After moving to Italy I discovered the…

The Liebster Award!

Niche Travel Design has been nominated for The Liebster Award! I was nominated by A World in Reach for this peer award. For a somewhat new blogger like me, this is a special treat.  It’s always a great feeling to be recognized by your peers. Thank…

Football match in Italy. Parma vs. Inter Milan

The Most Popular Game In The World

Italian Passion Italians are a passionate bunch in general, and their passion for life can be triggered on a dime. Amazingly though, they also seem to make up with one another right away. I have seen them yelling and screaming at each other, faces…

The Classic Italian Summer Cocktail – The Aperol Spritz

Italian summers are hot. And humid. Some days it feels as if you are melting. So one needs a refreshing drink to get by. And that is where the classic Italian summer cocktail – the Aperol Spritz comes in. Aperol is an Italian apéritif (aperitvo…

Mangia, Mangia!

“Watching Italians eat (especially men, I have to say) is a form of tourism the books don’t tell you about. They close their eyes, raise their eyebrows into accent marks, and make sounds of acute appreciation. It’s fairly sexy. Of course I don’t know…

Torta Fritta

One day, not long ago, I was craving this yummy little treat from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Torta Fritta as it is known in Parma or Gnocco Fritto if you are in the next town over because in Italy food is very…

Cappelletti in Brodo

Cappelletti in Brodo  is a lovely Italian soup. This soup so simple, but packed with flavor and is popular in Italy during the winter months. It is also a staple of the Italian Christmas menu. Cappelletti – little hats – are similar to tortellini.…