Tag Archives: Italy

The power of wind

Italians like to talk about wind. Many Italians (the older generation in particular) think that too much air can be unhealthy and can cause mal di gola (a sore throat) or cervicale (cervical syndrome, which affects the neck). I’ve often … Continue reading

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Grazie!

Yesterday, I received the nice surprise of having my post on “the culture of driving” featured in WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed section. I was a little overwhelmed with the sudden spike in traffic, but it was nice to see. I wanted … Continue reading

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The culture of driving

Something I appreciate about Italian drivers is that they rarely honk their horns. In America, drivers honk anytime someone is going too slow, or pulls out in front of them, or when they’re stuck in traffic (as if that will … Continue reading

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Adventures in Tuscany

We were in my old stomping grounds this past weekend: Florence, Italy, where I studied abroad my junior year through Gonzaga University. We also managed to hit 7 other cities/towns along the way: Prato, Monteriggioni, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Collodi and … Continue reading

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Padre Pio pilgrimage

August 10th was the 100th anniversary of Padre Pio’s ordination in the Cathedral of Benevento, Italy, and Michael was conducting research in Pietrelcina, St. Pio’s hometown, where they celebrated the event by walking 12 km from Pietrelcina to Benevento. The … Continue reading

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Recipes from the Alps

A few weeks ago, our friend traveled to Dobbiaco, a city in the South Tyrol region of Italy. It’s often called the “gateway to the Dolomites,” a section of the Italian Alps. It’s an interesting region because it’s has established … Continue reading

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Pass the olive oil and cheese, please

Alex isn’t eating solid foods yet, but that introduction is only a few weeks away. I see how he stares at my pasta during dinner! So, I was reviewing the food chart our pediatrician gave us earlier this month and … Continue reading

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