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Was Pizza Margherita really named after the Italian Queen?

The legend of pizza Margherita being named after the Queen of Italy may have just been a clever marketing ploy.

Who would have imagined that a Neapolitan could be capable of deception and fraud? Say it isn't so.

Footloose in Barcelona: dancing the Sardana

If you happen to be wandering through the cathedral square in old town Barcelona on a Sunday, you'll likely see a bunch of people hopping and bobbing in large circles. It may look like they are trying to stand barefoot on hot pavement, but they are really dancing the Sardana, the Catalonian national dance. Check out the video here.

A little spice near the Vatican

I love Italian food, but after a month of it, a little spice is good. You'll find surprisingly tasty Mexican food at one of my favorite Vatican City area restaurants, La Cucaracha.

On the square in Pienza

The main square in a very quiet Pienza (née Corsignano). The birthplace of Pope Pius II, he dreamed of making it into a perfect Renaissance community, but died before the project went beyond the buildings that surround the main square.

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