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bonus picture dump: carnevale di venezia

Due to my partner in crime’s absence, I am unable to attest to the entertainment to be had at any of the many balls; playing dress-up isn’t any fun alone. 362 more words

Picture Dump

In the Kitchen... Cenci

Two weeks ago we were talking about Carnivale and I teased everyone with the idea of a special treat only available this time of the year.   556 more words


Carnivale Kick-off

It’s hard to believe that I’ve only just finished my first week of studies at LdM. Every day has held a new wonder, from walking into Italian on Monday and being fully immersed into the language, to my two separate tours (and tastings) of the Central Market of Florence. 1,054 more words

Food Blog


A carnival feast was traditionally the last opportunity for peasants and common people to have a nice meal.  There was generally a food shortage toward the end of winter as stores would run out of meats, dairy, and fat, or they would begin to spoil.   322 more words


First Glimpse of Carnevale in Viareggio

If you think of Italy and carnevale, chances are the elegant masks of Venice come to mind. But anyone who has spent any amount of time in Tuscany will have heard of the famous Viareggio Carnevale, with its procession of massive floats dedicated to world politics.

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Italian Conversation

God in the Dodgy Pier

This was originally published on my old blog, Rebel Catholic that recorded my adventures doing a nun run in 2013. I’m republishing it here in honour of the third anniversary since I returned home and the beginning of life in the married vocation I am called to.  304 more words

Blonde Pilgrim