Weekend getaways in Italy are easy. Spin the globe north, south, east or west, or roll the dice for mountains, hilltowns, beaches and cities, and you will find somewhere incredible. Veneto towns inspired Shakespeare to create heartbreaking rivalries and belly-aching comedies, but it’s Padova is that is the region’s sleeper of a city.
Pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) is a god-given right in Rome and it’s all about dough, ingredients, oven and most importantly, the people behind the counter. Erica goes slice for slice with Paola Manco and Andrea Salabè, owners and pizza makers at Box 22 in the Testaccio Market.