If you’ve never experienced the Italian promenade, I can only assume you’ve never been to Italy, at least not the real Italy…
Did you know that animals are so smart that they speak foreign languages, even Italian?
Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village!
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.
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”
Things have been, and still are, pretty rough here in Italy through this coronavirus time. And not just because we’ve had such a high rate of cases and deaths. But because in addition to the usual restrictions, like social distancing, masks, gloves, diminished freedom, company closures, and loss of jobs (like my husband’s) – ourContinue reading “The New Normal?”
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”