This video looks at Italy's history and culture from Rome until the present. A brief history of opera is included along with a larger section on Italian food.

Pizza from Naples made a big hit in that country in the late 19th century. Twenty years later it was popular in New York and later Chicago. Today 75 acres of pizza is consumed per day in the US.

Italian food is one of the great cuisines of the world. Chefs from two fine restaurants (Amici Miei and Il Pizzico in Maryland) provide their recommendations for dinner for one couple and two couples.

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