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Christopher Atwood

Christopher Atwood
Christopher Atwood is Marketing Director at See Italy Travel. Prior to working in travel, Christopher taught Italian language at the university level and resided in Italy for 2 years. He has lived near and far -- from San Francisco to Rome, from New York to Bologna. Christopher is a specialist in regional Italian culture, including local traditions and cuisines. Christopher co-authored with Laura Massoni the book, "Italy for All Seasons." He is passionate about sharing the authentic Italy with curious travelers. (He also makes a pretty mean pumpkin lasagna).
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What to Do, See and Eat in Turin, Italy?

Chic cafés. Stylish boulevards. Marvelous museums. You’re not in Paris, but Turin—one of Italy’s most sophisticated (and under-the-radar) cities....

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How to Order Food in Italy: Rules to Eat By

Mangia, mangia, mangia! Food and Italy are a perfect pairing – whether we’re talking tasty tagliatelle in Turin, rich risotto in Milan or decadent...

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Your Guide to Sicilian Wines Worth Traveling For

 Wine and Italy are pretty much interchangeable – whether we’re talking about Chianti (Tuscany), Barolo (Piedmont) or Pinot Grigio (Veneto). Yearly,...

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5 Fantastic Things to Do When in Florence, Italy

Florence is a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Tuscany – home to Brunelleschi’s dome, Michelangelo’s house, and the Medici’s palace. Almost...

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How to Make Classic Sicilian Caponata from Scratch

Caponata is a savory side from the island of Sicily. It’s a sweet and sour veggie medley -- marrying caramelized eggplant, salty olives, crisp celery...

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Chiacchiere: Italy's Traditional Carnival Sweets

Each year, carnevale takes place right before the  season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter.  Carnival is the food-filled feast that...

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How You Can Access Venice's Most Exclusive Masquerade Balls this Carnival Season

Fried treats. Masked balls. Elegant soirées. In the weeks before Fat Tuesday (martedì grasso), Venice revels in Carnevale. Dating back to the 1200s,...

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6 Ways to Skip the Tourist Crowds in Venice, Italy

You've dreamed for years about visiting Venice. And -- finally -- you're here.  But, no matter where you go, you can't seem to shake the annoying...

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How Do Italians Really Eat Spaghetti?

As a foreigner in Italy, it can be hard to figure out the proper way to eat your pasta. Should you dust you penne in parmesan? Or, do you leave the...

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Treat Yourself to Tricked Out Pumpkin Pasta

Autumn means one thing — pumpkin season! Gourds abound in local markets and fairs. In Italy, you can even spot spaghetti costumed in pumpkin. Yep,...

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What to Do, See and Eat in Turin, Italy?

What to Do, See and Eat in Turin, Italy? Chic cafés. Stylish boulevards. Marvelous museums. You’re not in Paris, but Turin—one of Italy’s most sophisticated (and under-the-radar) cities....

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