Which probably stems from its odd mix of old and new. An ancient land of timeless monuments, yet producing the world’s latest fashions, and modern cars, aircraft, and machinery…
Adapting to different cultures is usually difficult. But many times it’s also perplexing and mind boggling. Like the interesting mentality our town folk have. Hint: sometimes antiquated, backward, and impractical. Which often comes as a surprise to us. Because they are in many ways a practical and down-to-earth people.
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Six fun facts about Rome, the Eternal city, which is often known as Caput Mundi…
With tourist season upon us, wouldn’t you like to know a bit more about Rome the Eternal City? Just for when you’re lucky enough to find yourself over here in the boot?!!
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So, just how do you celebrate Mother’s Day Italian style? Well, no where in the world, perhaps, are mothers celebrated as much as in Italy. In fact, Mother’s Day seems almost made for the Italian mamma!
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The nice balmy weather we’re currently enjoying has delighted many this Liberation Day, one of Italy’s typical annual picnic days. Which has me wondering if every nation has traditional picnic days. I really only know about the U.S. and Italy.
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We love this nation, although of course like any place, Italy has its share of negatives and downfalls. But somehow, when we look back over the years, all we see are the people we’ve grown to love. The beauty of the land and culture. And the thread of God’s unwavering faithfulness woven through from beginning to end..
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There’s a feeling of magic in the air! Italy’s Medieval fest season is upon us, like a fairy tale come alive! Knights, damsels, and court jesters. Feasting, with music and drummers. Medieval games, horse races, and parades with flags and torches. And it’s easy to imagine yourself the velvet clad Lord, or Lady in silk, off to dine with the king in his castle!
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Carnival season starts soon in our little town, with its historic tradition of a parade and masked public street party. But no Italian carnival celebration more is famous than that of Venice.
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