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Alone in Venice

On Getting Down with the Locals, Under the City’s Thick Skin, and My Secret Room with a View…

Venice, Venezia, Capital of Northern Italy’s Veneto Region, lagoon city of water, stone, glass and gold… 3,581 more words

Tales And Travels

Counting down

I will now spend the next few days checking every nativity scene I find, for proof of my friend’s claim that the baby Jesus isn’t added until the 25th. 23 more words


Pizza and Christmas

The Italian nativity scene is a lot more involved than any other set up that I’ve ever seen, with an entire cityscape depicted in miniature. In Naples you can find whole shops dedicated to selling pieces for them, with the artisans working in the same space. 49 more words


Coroncine Floreali


I’m still here!

I’m just popping in to share about a lovely fresh flower crown workshop that my twin daughters and I did a few week-ends ago in Milan. 350 more words


This expat life

It’s so interesting to read about other people’s expat experiences, even if just to compare what challenges others face when setting up a foreign life. Sometimes, though, there is no comparison with my own experience. 351 more words


Vicolo World War III

There’s never a dull moment on my little vicolo…. (Read Vicolo Wars and Vicolo Wars: The Sequel).

I tacked the following note to the front door on the way out of town this weekend. 192 more words


Tis the season

Both the Trento and the Rovereto Christmas markets opened on Saturday. We managed to swing by for a mulled wine from each, meaning our Christmas season has officially started. 22 more words