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.

052: Small Town Italian Politics

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In this episode, we catch up with some renovations happening at the villa and Paul’s adventure in local small town Italian politics. Topics we cover: •  How we added three new bathrooms upstairs •  How we saved a lot of time and money by using existing sewer pipes instead of adding in new ones and new construction to our first floor •  How...

051: The Olives and the Grapes, an interview with Kenny White

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Kenny White — the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger — has been in the NYC recording scene for decades.  And lucky for us, he recently blessed us with a concert at Villa Cappelli. So we took the time to sit down and get his thoughts on the current music scene, his creative process, and even play a few songs.Topics...

050: Preparing Asparagus — hunting, buying, and cooking

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In this podcast, you’ll learn all about Paul’s hunt for wild asparagus, some tips on how to cook asparagus, and what to look for when buying it in the store. Topics we cover: •  How much wild asparagus Paul as been picking•  Why Paul goes picking on Thursdays •  Two ways to cook the asparagusIf you steam them or use a “wet...

049: 15 Strange Things Italians Do

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To start with, this should probably have a major subhead: "15 Strange Things Italians Do that are strange to Americans." Because I'm sure they are not strange to any Italian or even other parts of the world. But to two Americans — well Paul was born here, so these are his observations after moving back to Italy — these...

048: Villa Cappelli Guest Chef

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After a long hiatus, we are back to give you updates on happenings at the villa from record snow storms to our latest guests.  But most importantly, the amazing experience we had — and hope to continue to have — with a guest chef at Villa Cappelli. Topics we cover: We hosted our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the villa where we...

047: International Nomads Austin and Geneva

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Enjoy our interview with our recent guests 10-year-old Geneva and her father Austin, who are traveling the world together.Topics we cover:An introduction to Austin and Geneva who made Villa Cappelli a pit stop on their world tour Austin is single father traveling with his daughter Geneva who is 10 years old The most recent cities they've visited after...

046: The Best Italian Culinary Tour

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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