Articles by Amy Munice
Relais La Cappuccina near San Gimignano was the most American-like hotel we stayed at in Tuscany
What a treat to get a cooking lesson from a rock star chef serving one of Livorno's signature dishes-- The Cacciucco
A one-stop shop to experience the bounty -- 0 KM -- of historic Volterra, Italy
If you only have time to visit Florence, make sure you experience De Gustibus to get a feel for the small producers of high quality food and wine throughout Tuscany
The chef at Florence, Italy's Oliviero Ristorante aims for a balance between traditional Tuscan fare and infusion of the menu with new globally-sourced ingredients
Learn why and how the best organic cheese from Italy tastes so good by visiting Lischeto Farm. Short answer: It's an obsession
Shop in the local market, get a quick short course on olive oil tasting and make pasta from scratch at The Florence School of Olive Oil
Alab'Arte in Volterra, Tuscany is keeping the historic alabaster art style alive and making beautiful objects too. Visit their workshop to see the magic in action
Podere Vignanova --a comfortable farm hotel with jacuzzi and the touch of a master cabinetmaker on the Etruscan Coast
A fun spirit pervades Borgo Allegro, starting with the menu only visible in a mirror, in homage to the writing habits of Vinci's most famous citizen, Leonardo da Vinci
Near historic Volterra's center, the small vineyard Il Rifugio dei Sogni gives you an up close and personal taste of winemaking, in all senses
In the center of historic Volterra, Enoteca Del Duca serves traditional fare with dashes of "modernity"-- and gives cooking lessons too
Touring the Livorno canals you learn about how the Medicis made their mark building this "city of nations"
Dr. Pescia's passion for his bees is evident when you tour their bee farm, the largest Tuscan honey supplier
A network of archeological parks on the scenic Etruscan Coast gives you a window into ancient Etruscan culture
Dead Writers Theatre presents the Oscar Wilde classic, "Lady Windermere's Fan"
Palazzo Vecchietti, in the center of Florence, was designed by a leading Medici artist
Learn about the Bolgheri D.O.C. label and see the beautiful grounds of Tenuta Argentiera on the Etruscan Coast of Italy
Travel to the Etruscan Coast's Poggio ai Santi restaurant for a truly unique culinary adventure close to nature
San Gimignano in Tuscany is a good place to visit for one to three days to soak up medieval culture and even some contemporary art too
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Raven Theatre mounts a superb production of "Beast on the Moon"
The Hypocrites mounts the classic Chekhov play "Three Sisters"
Porchlight Music Theatre brings a laugh-a-minute production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Vaudeville flair
Roosevelt University marks its 70th Anniversary with two plays about their namesakes starring Ed Asner and Loretta Swit
Lyric Opera's Carousel transports you with iconic music, star power, and remarkable set design
A Las Vegas act -- "Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara- tells an almost forgotten story in American music history
MCA Ragamala Dance with Mahanthappa - Onstage Interplay of Dancers and Musicians Enthralls Audience
Free music all day long in Chicago during the Summer Solstice (also Father's Day)--June 21!
The Director of the LBJ Presidential Library weighs in on The Seldoms' "Power Goes", a possible Chicago location for the Obama Presidential Library and more on LBJ
CSO's "Beyond the Score" series paints a multi-media collage of Brahms and his Symphony No. 3