Two Thousand Feet Above: A Visit to the Basilica of the Superga

If you’ve ever been to Turin, chances are you’ve seen the building high up on the hill that seems to be watching over the city. In fact, on my first day here as we drove from the airport to Turin, I’m pretty sure the first thing I asked was, “what is that building all the way up there?”.  And from that moment, a visit to this … Continue reading Two Thousand Feet Above: A Visit to the Basilica of the Superga

Trying Bicerin: Turin’s Signature Drink

Coffee + chocolate is a culture in itself in Turin, so it only makes sense that the city’s traditional drink, bicerin, is a mixture of those ingredients. Served in a rounded glass, bicerin is a hot drink with 3 layers: chocolate, espresso, and finally a cold layer of thick cream at the top. I know what you’re thinking…this type of heavenly drink exists? The ingredients … Continue reading Trying Bicerin: Turin’s Signature Drink

Finding my Roots in Mosso Santa Maria

For the majority of my life, I’ve been interested in learning about Italian culture but I’ve always been extra curious about my Italian family history. In fact, I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t curious about it. On my mother’s side, finding information was pretty easy; I had countless conversations with my Nana about her family, their culture, and her childhood. After she died, although … Continue reading Finding my Roots in Mosso Santa Maria