Monthly Archives: May 2010

La stagione è arrivata

The season of spring has arrived. Here are some of the spoils from shopping at the ortofrutta (fruit & vegetable stands) this afternoon. One of the best things about living in Italy is the freshness and quality of the local … Continue reading

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We bought stamps in the post office…

This might seem like a no brainer, but it’s actually more difficult in Italy than you might expect. The post office generally prefers that one purchases stamps in the tabacchi because the post office usually handles the payment of bills … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to the Shroud of Turin

On Saturday morning, we awoke to cloudy skies and rain. Luckily, we were leaving in a few hours for Turin. We grabbed a quick breakfast of cappuccinos and cornetti near the hotel at Caffè del Doge, a typically overpriced café. … Continue reading

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Road trip! First stop: Venice

Alex’s first road trip was a success–he was extremely well-behaved for a 3-month old. He’s got the travel bug like his parents! Last Friday, we crowded into our Fiat Marea “Weekend” station wagon and began the 4 hour trip to … Continue reading

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Meglio tardi che mai

I’ve been in Italy for nearly a year, and am finally starting a blog…better late than never! We’re taking our 3-month old son on his first big road trip tomorrow with friends–to Venice and then on to Turin to see … Continue reading

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