Direct from Italy! Follow our adventures running a villa in Puglia, Italy, and learn all about Italian the culture, people, food and fun. Every week, we’ll share our lives with you and what life in Italy is really like especially for two Americans. From Italian recipes to travel in Italy to interviews with others who share the same Italian spirit, we’ll cover it all. So come along for the ride and discover that life is so much sweeter when you put a little Italian into it.

046: The Best Italian Culinary Tour

Villa Cappelli Pasta
There are all kinds of Italian Culinary Tours, but we like to think ours is pretty special — that's why I can say "best" because it's ours. So Paul and I fire up the mics to talk about our Culture and Culinary Tour (better name perhaps to be determined). If you'd like to skip right to more details and the...

045: Non Stereotypical Italian Music with Michael Hynes

Stereotypical Italian Music
At Villa Cappelli, we often surround ourselves with stereotypical Italian music like pizzica or Neopolitan classics, but when guest Michael Hynes visited, we were entertained with the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel and more!  It was another magical moment with our guests, and hopefully, the podcast captures even just a little bit of that. Topics we cover: How guests...

044: The Amalfi Coastline

Amalfi Coastline
Join us on a trip to the Amalfi Coastline, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn what we think were definitely the highlights you shouldn't miss. Topics we cover: It was Paul's birthday recently. So we talk about how you used to not be able to sing Happy Birthday on any television show or movie without...

043: Eat Happy with Anna Vocino

Eat Happy
Anna joins us again for another fun podcast, featuring an amazing day of food shopping with Paul, a delicious lunch, and a fun discussion about her new cookbook Eat Happy. Topics we cover: How Anna's last name is ironic. It translates to "little voice" yet she is a voice over talent. Anna's mission to find stracciatella (more info below) How...

042: Orecchiette with broccoli rabe

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe
Orecchiette with broccoli rabe is one of the signature dishes in Puglia. In this podcast, Paul and I are joined by Anna Vocino as we talk all about this amazing dish. Topics we cover: How long it's been since Anna's last visit in person How Paul and I are getting married now that gay marriage is recognized in Italy The...

041: Fighting big drug companies with Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich

Vinnie Tortorich
We talk with Italian-American trainer to the stars, Vinnie Tortorich, about his life growing up in an Italian family in Louisiana, his NSNG lifestyle and his new Pure Vitamin Club. WARNING: This episode is not family friendly. Any young ones should probably not listen. A little intro to Vinnie: He's Hollywood's go-to guy when it comes to health and fitness. A...

040: Ghosts and Gay Weddings in Italy

Gay weddings in Italy
After and short break, we are back with a new podcast covering everything from our haunted villa in Puglia to our first gay wedding in Italy at Villa Cappelli. Here are some of the topics we cover: How our first guest of the season, Bud and Pam, where actually fans of the podcast Out guests that week, Penelope and Whitney,...

039: One of the best authentic Italian meals ever

Authentic Italian meals
Antichi Sapori definitely serves one of the best authentic Italian meals ever — really one of the best meals ever period, Italian or not. And, to be perfectly honest, I use the word "authentic" mostly for Google. Because, while these dishes are spectacular, the chef takes traditional Italian foods and refines and redefines them to create totally original tasty little...

038: Is there Italian food without pasta?

Italian food without pasta
While that is a bit sacrilegious to talk about Italian food without pasta, it can be done. And rather easily. Anna Vocino, joins us for the second part of her interview where we talking making "noodles" from vegetables and how to eat Italian food without eating sugar or grains. Topics we cover: How Paul has been foraging for wild asparagus...

037: Eating gluten-free in Italy with Anna Vocino

Gluten Free in Italy
While Italy is known as the land of pasta and pizza, it is actually very easy to avoid gluten here. Italians are very aware of celiac disease and even have entire grocery store aisles full of gluten-free products. Anna Vocino, a great friend to Villa Cappelli,  the voice at the start of every podcast, and a celiac herself, joins...

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