Follow Your Nose to Casale Monferrato, Italy

In many ways Casale is your typical medium-sized town of Italy. About thirty thousand souls reside around an ancient center with a wonderfully preserved medieval castle, several spectacular towers dot the skyline and at least one unique food item calls Casale home. Perhaps the biggest difference between Casale and other Italian towns is that the item is not a wine, olive oil or cheese, but a cookie.

A cookie that has remained unchanged for nearly a century and a… CONTINUE READING >>

In many ways Casale is your typical medium-sized town of Italy. About thirty thousand souls reside around an ancient center with a wonderfully preserved medieval castle, several spectacular towers dot the skyline and at least one unique food item calls Casale home. Perhaps the biggest difference between Casale and other Italian towns is that the item is not a wine, olive oil or cheese, but a cookie.

A cookie that has remained unchanged for nearly a century and a… CONTINUE READING >>

Video – Lunch with Claudia – A Real Italian Kitchen


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With ingredients from her mother’s organic garden, Claudia invites us into her Italian home and shares her secrets to her light and easy Pesto Rosso with Ricotta and for dessert, delicious Bunet! Want more deliciousness? http://www.gypsynester.com/cmi.htm


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With ingredients from her mother’s organic garden, Claudia invites us into her Italian home and shares her secrets to her light and easy Pesto Rosso with Ricotta and for dessert, delicious Bunet! Want more deliciousness? http://www.gypsynester.com/cmi.htm

Traveling in Italy: A GypsyNester Guide

Traveling as GypsyNesters — often and low to the ground — has given us a some insight into the most efficient (and the lightest) ways to smooth out the bumps in the road. We know that things tend to go awry from time to time, so we are more than willing to share some of our more stupid mistakes for the benefit of the greater good (and perhaps a laugh). Here’s what we’ve learned about Italy:

Electronics in Italy:

The electrical system in Italy — and throughout… CONTINUE READING >>

Traveling as GypsyNesters — often and low to the ground — has given us a some insight into the most efficient (and the lightest) ways to smooth out the bumps in the road. We know that things tend to go awry from time to time, so we are more than willing to share some of our more stupid mistakes for the benefit of the greater good (and perhaps a laugh). Here’s what we’ve learned about Italy:

Electronics in Italy:

The electrical system in Italy — and throughout… CONTINUE READING >>