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Homage to Veneto

There is no status quo in politics. Things really do fall apart, to quote the overly quoted Yeats. For those of us born after WWII, the seven decades of Pax Europa and subsequent founding of the European Union seemed like a permanent state and a symbol of progress and hope for human solidarity. 2,407 more words



Brescia is only a 1.5 hour train ride away from Bergamo, so we decided to take a day trip there. Brescia is the second largest city in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy. 355 more words



Last weekend we went on another long weekend trip to the location of a Ryanair airport. You know how Ryanair allegedly flies to all these cities but the airport really is miles away in a different town. 470 more words


The Softly, Softly referendum

Sesto Calende, Italy

Until we arrived in Sesto Calende, a small town in Italy’s Lombardy region, we knew nothing about the forthcoming referendum on 22 October seeking greater autonomy from Rome for the region.  257 more words

Public Policy

Milan Flea Market

After having played a soccer game in Milan Saturday, September 23, the next day, Sunday September 24, my friend and I decided to go on a school offered trip to a cute little flea market in Milan Lombardy, Italy at the end of Milan Fashion week. 151 more words

Boarding School

Wine of the Week: Valcalepio Bianco DOC from Cantina Bergamasca

This week’s wine of the week is the Valcalepio Bianco from Cantina Bergamasca from Bergamo. I visited the winery this summer as they were part of the wines I served during a presentation on Lombardy for the… 402 more words