I have long purported that Naples, Italy is one of my favorite cities: chaotic, crass and crazy. I longed for Mz. Riz to understand my love of, well my motherland. My love affair with Naples began in 2002 while working on a show called “The Five Star Hotels of Italy”. Yes, I know, it’s a tough life but somebody’s got to do it. The Neapolitan hotel we profiled was Hotel San … [Read more...]
Naples, Italy Hosteria Toledo
We arrived in Naples excited to taste the difference between Roman cuisine and the southern cuisine of Naples. So we headed to Hosteria Toledo just two rights and a left from our hotel. This is a restaurant that has been around since the 1950s. The small, bustling dining room is draped with checkered tablecloths and attended by a no nonsense woman who knows her job. … [Read more...]
We’re going to Italy: The plan is shaping up
Thursday Travel The last time I was in Italy I was working on a television special for the Travel Channel, "Samantha Brown's First Cruise" in 2004. The cruise set sail from Barcelona, Spain and made stops along the way in Nice, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, Dubrovnik and Corfu. All beautiful places to behold. Yet the thing that I remember most were the people that I … [Read more...]
Travel Thursday: We’re going to Rome!!
A New Year A New Trip: Italy here we come! Our blog is called Two Broads Abroad and in the last year the only country we visited was Mexico for a wedding over Memorial Day weekend. A fine trip, yet not THE trip. So now that we are somewhat settled into our new digs it’s time to get serious and get going. This year it’s Italy! I’ve visited many times for work, Nahid … [Read more...]