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Alone Time with Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy

In this episode we take a look at the benefits of traveling to Italy in the off season as I visit two of Andrea Palladio’s great masterpieces. Traveling around Vicenza in the Veneto, North Italy, by myself, armed with a consumer video camera I visited Teatro Olimpico and La Rontonda also known as Villa Capra.

To see some more professional shots of Teatro Olimpico, check out this video of the great Cecilia Bartoli performing there.

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Midnight Pasta or Spaghetti aglio e olio. Italian cooking lesson.

Midnight Pasta or Spaghetti aglio e olio. Italian cooking lesson.

In this episode we hang out in the Veneto and get a cooking lesson at the Villa Prosdocimi.

Inspired by an online Italian lesson from learnitalianpod.com about Midnight Spaghetti, I talked my friend Mike 3rd into walking us through the process of making this dish step by step. (video also features some fancy green screen special effects!)

Cittadella. A medieval walled town in the Veneto, Italy

Cittadella. A medieval walled town in the Veneto, Italy

A visit to Cittadella, an often overlooked gem of the Veneto. The medieval fortress town is a great day trip and features, Beautiful architecture,  great restaurants and bars including my favorite Trattoria Alla Nave

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borgo padova, 96 – cittadella
tel: 049-5970665 cell: 3495140071
Lunch: 12.00 – 14.00 Dinner: 19.00 – 22.00

Music in this Episode by Cittadella’s own Riaffiora

Cittadella official town web site

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