"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.
When friends visit NYC from out of town, we often end up taking a stroll through Manhattan's Little Italy. Although they have seen it in movies and in TV shows, they tend to have a limited sense of how and why immigrants moved between different neighborhoods over time.
Why should Italy be different from other post-industrial societies? I am afraid Italians have lost that innocence quite some time ago; children's consumption of packaged, mass-produced snacks instead of homemade treats or fruits dates back to the 1970s.
I've noticed a few new trends that are giving travelers more ways to experience the magic of Italy from enjoying outdoor adventure to taking Italian genealogy one step further and exploring dual citizenship with Italy.
Everyone has an Italian restaurant you call your own, and, for its location, its warmth and conviviality and its wonderful food, Olio e Più: Trattoria e Enoteca is a place anyone from anywhere might claim after one or two visits.
Which is a great reason to take advantage of all the amazing cultural corners of New York City that breathe life into memories of time past. Put on your coat, pull out your gloves, and enjoy the history that this city has to offer.