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Shopping… al fresco!

April 2018 |
Italians have perfected the art of shopping al fresco. By that I am referring to the time-consuming, but thoroughly enjoyable, outdoor shopping (fig. 1) which is so common in Italian piazza and streets. Daily mercatini set up in local squares and...

Italia di notte

March 2018 |
Italy is a splendid travel destination at any time of the year since its beauty and endless treasures are available in every season. However, the feel and the atmosphere become so different and even more captivating once the sun has gone down....

Isola Tiberina

February 2018 |
I have often visited the Isola Tiberina when in Rome (figs. 1,2). This tiny island is located in the middle of the Tiber River (fig. 3), across the Trastevere rione and the old Jewish Ghetto, east of St. Peter Basilica and the Vatican. It is...

Andiamo al Cinema!

January 2018 |
January, a new year already, winter is upon us. It’s time to go to the movies! Cinematography is popular in Italy, with a long list of world-famous directors producing wonderful films, often with little financial resources. In the past,...

A Passeggiata in Bracciano

December 2017 |
A November trip, a few years ago, lead to a day-long passeggiata in Bracciano (fig. 1) where we would find a Fiera di Natale, in essence, one of many opportunities to shop for the upcoming Christmas Holidays... Italian style!! Of course, there were...

Angelita da Anzio

November 2017 |
A day trip to Anzio (fig. 1), south of Rome, led me to discover the wonderful but sad story of “Angelita da Anzio,” a young local child who became a legend over the years. In fact, a song popularized in the 60’s was titled after her. It all took...

Fare due passi

October 2017 |
Whenever the opportunity arises, a day trip to some of the many small towns and villages dotting the Italian peninsula is a wonderful way to truly rediscover traditions and flavors often forgotten or erased in the big cities; many of which are...

The "Real" Art of Italy

September 2017 |
Artistic expressions are innate to the Italians and the world knows all about the unmatched masterpieces (fig. 1) created in our land over the centuries and the museums, art galleries and the cathedrals filled with celestial works. However, there...

Sagra delle Ciliegie

August 2017 |
A visit to Palombara Sabina a few years ago led to a very “sweet” surprise…the “Sagra delle Ciliegie!” As many of you might know, many paesi and villages have managed, over the years, to keep alive old local traditions which continue to attract...
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