April 23, 2024 | Rome, Italy
Be careful when romanticizing rural life.

Hold the romance

While it's easy to idealize a "nonna" cooking for the kids in a bucolic kitchen, rural realities were different.

Marco and Pietro Zubboli carry forward a family tradition.

Paper and gelato

The joy of Umbria isn't merely art and nature, but craftsmen who make even little things ornate, including paper.

Her store and workshop is in the center of Perugia.

True gifts

For those who can't stand big-store Christmas shopping, try the artisanal alternative — and then make cookies.