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Italy’s Liquid Gold Rush - The Olive Harvest

In our area, northern Lazio, busy season is October into November. The weather is cooling off as we head into autumn and there’s satisfaction to be had from the last burst of hard work for the year. 1,417 more words

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Vicolo Wars: The Cease-Fire

Sometimes it’s better to admit defeat—especially when it appears your opponents have the upper hand (and the youth and energy to outlast you.)

I could “go full postal” on these boys, but what would that accomplish, really? 103 more words


Ten of my favorites from Florence!

Studying abroad in Florence may be the greatest thing I’ve ever decided to do. It was the fall of my junior year, a time in my life where I really needed to get out of my comfort zone and just wing it. 1,338 more words


Arrivederci, Italia

There are several ways to say goodbye in Italian: “A presto,” see you soon; “Ciao,” bye (also hi!); “Addio,” a final farewell; and “Arrivederci,” see you again. 832 more words

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Weekend Getaway to Venice

Going to Venice was something I have been wanting to do for a long time. Over and over again people would say that it’s a city you have to see at least once in your life…and they were right. 390 more words


Living in (South) Italy #2 – The Food

Italy and food, it’s like beach and sand. It just goes together. It’s almost like they’ve invented it, and then all the rest of the world just thought “Oh… 1,032 more words

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Italian apartment surprises...

Having lived in London for many years – trudging in and out of rented shoeboxes, from Bloomsbury to Brixton to Kilburn – there are rules one becomes accustomed to, topped up by the overarching knowledge that all estate agents are unanimously and unashamedly detested. 1,042 more words

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