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Buon onomastico

September 29 is the feast day for St. Michael the Archangel—my husband’s “name day” or onomastico, in Italian. In Italy, people treat their onomastico as a second birthday celebration which is pretty cool. St. Laura’s feast day is October 19 … Continue reading

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Olá from Portugal

I love the sound of Portuguese. We’ve been in Lisbon since Monday and the city is beautiful. On Tuesday, we explored the Belém district which has two fantastic World Heritage Sites—the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Parts of the … Continue reading

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You know it’s tourist season when…

The local café puts a chocolate design on your cappuccino. I’ve been to Café Journal throughout the year and chocolate was never a condiment. In fact, I normally don’t like chocolate as a topping on my coffee, but this time … Continue reading

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A tale of two coffee houses

Caffè Sant’Eustachio and Tazza D’Oro in Rome are famous among locals and tourists for making some of the best espresso in the city—or, in the centro storico, at least. Is it true? I’ve been to both coffee houses in the … Continue reading

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A Pascucci Pilgrimage

On Friday, we made a pilgrimage to Fano, the beach town next to Pesaro, to visit a Pascucci coffee shop. Yesterday, we went to the source: Monte Cerignone. Pascucci is a local coffee brand that is served in many of … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned espresso

I haven’t had any cappuccinos the past week—just plain espresso (ok, with milk and sugar, but the milk isn’t frothed). This household only uses a caffettiera (see photo)—we don’t drink American drip coffee. I don’t even drink that in America! … Continue reading

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It’s always sunny in Pesaro

Over the past year, several of my friends have said they thought it was always sunny in Italy—rain and storm clouds didn’t fit in with their image of Italy as an idyllic and picturesque paradise, as suggested in books like … Continue reading

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