One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the foreigners. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, examined them. Our new town folk, for this was our new home.
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the sea that sets my imagination soaring. The broad horizon and immense expanse of water makes it seem that only the sky is the limit. I wonder what it’s like across the way, and wish for a boat to paddle off on new discoveries. It’s aContinue reading “Our Adriatic Coast”
Ever wondered if you might possibly have Italian roots somewhere in your family? Sometimes you can tell by your last name. But if you’re not sure, try this humorous test to discover if you are Italian, or at least Italian at heart!
Welcome to a new feature on the blog: Wordless Wednesday. Just photos, usually depicting some aspect of our life here, along with a brief description or explanation. I hope you enjoy these micro tours of Itay!! The beautiful region of Emilia Romagna in northern Italy, with its strong mix of industry and agriculture, is homeContinue reading “An Emilia Romagna Hay Field”
Spring! A time of new life, fullness, and joy! And what better way to celebrate than with a wedding?! And you are cordially invited to The Wedding of the Trees. A special and unique Medieval festival with a wedding which takes place every May near Rome!
My husband’s hometown and our summer home are right in the middle of a national park, is one of Italy’s most interesting places. Interesting because it’s rarely ever visited. Interesting because it’s a striking area of lonely, rugged mountains, extending into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and forming the southern end of the Gulf of Salerno.
Italy’s fun and useful open air-air markets have been put on hold because of coronavirus. 😦 Yet they remain (once they reopen) one of the best ways for tourists to get a glimpse of Italian culture and daily life, and to find a great deal. So I thought I’d let you get a peek atContinue reading “Italy’s Open-Air Markets”
“Toc, toc, toc.” Wiping my hands on my apron, I went to the door wondering who would visit so close to lunch. “Buon giorno,” I greeted the unexpected visitor hesitantly. “Can I help you?” not really knowing what to say or do. I’d never been visited by a priest before! “Well, I’m here for theContinue reading “The Italian Easter”