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According to my pocket Italian / English dictionary, the definition for Ferragosto is:-

Ferragosto takes place in Italy anywhere between the 1st and the 31th of August,  plumbers, electricians, butchers and anybody else that you need on a day to day basis or may need in a crisis, leave town and either head to the mountains or the seaside for 1 to 31 days. 529 more words

An Englishman In Italy

What can the Italians do for their country?





Italians need to show the world that Italy is not a land of old men but a country full of forward thinkers who want to make Italy into a top nation. 711 more words

XII-Action Movies

It might surprise you to learn that I am not the manliest of men. It probably shouldn’t, but it might. In fact I’m fairly convinced that they handed out all the testosterone out on the school field in year eight while I was looking for some shade so I wouldn’t get any glare from the sun while I was trying to beef up my Charizard*. 900 more words


Age is Just a Number

Age-Old Questions

by Thoughts of a Senior Citizen

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? 422 more words

Daily Prompt

New Friends

May 23rd, 2014. I disembark at Rome Fiumicino and try to access my wireless internet, thinking that someone may have tried to contact me after 18 hours of travel. 797 more words


Top 8 Survival Tips for The “Language-Challenged” in Italy

Tip #1:    Point and grunt.

Tip #2:    Always have Google Translate open on your phone and a copy of the “Alfabeto Fonetico” in your wallet. My name spelled out this way is… 151 more words


Italian Love.

I spent the next day or two exploring the Underground. It reminds me of Bart, but larger. The roaring sound of the train passing through the tunnel,  and the anticipation of each passenger preparing to board. 545 more words