April 28, 2017 | Rome, Italy | Light rain shower 18°C
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Letizia Mattiacci

Letizia runs Alla Madonna del Piatto, an Umbrian cooking school and B&B, and has a blog.

River of flour

What, you ask, is the role of the Tiber in Umbria. The answer was once in the region's flour.

Honoring Eufrasia

The author's Sicilian mother worked to prove her dignity in a time when most Italian women stayed at home.

Citrus stories

Italy's best oranges come from Sicily, and until recently the northward trek was rare.

True gifts

For those who can't stand big-store Christmas shopping, try the artisanal alternative — and then make cookies.

It's a wonderful life

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