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Laundry Days

March 2020 |
Did you ever notice the colorful laundry hanging out the windows to dry around Italy, particularly if you happen to wander around some small town (fig. 1) in the countryside? The usually small apartments, by American standards, where most Italian...

La Dolce Vita

February 2020 |
If you have been in Italy a few times and wish to avoid the usual tourist traps, it might be fun to “do as the Romans do,” no matter where you might be visiting. Every town and village usually hosts a number of annual sagra or celebrations....

Norcia: Determination After Damage

January 2020 |
Last fall, I visited Norcia (fig. 1), in the heart of the Umbria region, where so much damage had been caused by several earthquakes over the last few years. It was reassuring to see so much life and beauty throughout this millenary town, known as...

Paesi Preferiti di Italia

December 2019 |
If I could go back to Italy tomorrow, where would I go? This is such an impossible question to answer since there is so much beauty to see that a lifetime would probably not be enough! However, I think I would likely land in Venezia.  In...

Buon Appetito!

November 2019 |
A common question I get from friends about travelling to Italy is, "can you recommend a couple of good restaurants there?" This is practically impossible to answer given the number and the variety of restaurants and other eateries throughout Italy;...

A Visit to Labro

October 2019 |
Labro is a tiny village (fig. 1) within the Province of Rieti, northeast of Rome, overlooking the Piediluco lake (fig. 2). Its population amounts to no more than 100 people, but that likely triples during the summer.  Historians have said...

Roma Eterna

September 2019 |
The Eternal City is well worth visiting again and again. While I always enjoy spending time in some of the little-known towns and villages spread throughout Italy, everyone must see Roma. So, andiamo! As you walk towards St. Peter Square (fig. 1),...

Vita di Paese: A Trip to the farm

August 2019 |
On a past trip to Umbria, I wanted to discover the actual production site for the delicious local “Mozzarella di bufala.” After receiving an approximate address way out in the Italian countryside, I headed off. It took a while to get there but...

In Montagna

July 2019 |
Summer has finally arrived and Italians begin to plan their customary vacanze estive, the traditional exodus from the cities to the beaches or the montagne. Getting away from it all and seeking refuge in the quiet and pleasant weather of the...
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