Italian food (in Italy): is it all it’s cracked up to be?

I'll probably wax controversial now. So, lovers of all things Italian in Italy, it's only fair to warn you: brace yourselves. Up to now, the best food Italian I've ever had (in Italy) was a mini pizza I got from a street cart in Venice. [...]

Sardinia. And Sardinians.

To get from Alghero to Corsica, we take a bus north to Santa Teresa di Gallura, then a ferry onwards to Bonifacio in southern Corsica. We have with us an inimitable guide, Marco. Along the way, we're treated to wonderful stories about Sardinia and Sardinians. [...]