Tag Archives: Italy

The land of window shopping

Italians love to window shop. You might say it’s one of their favorite hobbies. And, with good reason—they make beautiful displays (a local café has constantly changing flower arrangements and stacks of beautiful desserts and chocolates) and they’re of course … Continue reading

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Festa della Repubblica

I discovered this morning—when I noticed that most of Pesaro’s shops and markets were closed—that June 2 is an Italian national holiday for the Festa della Repubblica. This holiday celebrates the birth of the modern Italian republic in 1946. It … Continue reading

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Invasion of the beach umbrellas

It may not be officially summer on the calendar yet, but it’s summer in Pesaro. It’s June 1 and the German tourists are here by the busload, crowding the boardwalk and the gelaterias, and the beach looks like a sea … Continue reading

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As American as German pancakes

Well, we’re not able to barbecue this Memorial Day, but we’re celebrating a little bit of America by making pancakes. Not many Italians eat pancakes; in fact, we bought syrup at the grocery store a few days ago, and the … Continue reading

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Spring cooking

As a tribute to spring, I wanted to share a recipe utilizing the seasonal flavor of asparagus. My husband Michael is an amazing cook—I’m his trusted sous chef—and this afternoon we made tagliatelle pasta with shrimp and asparagus. Please note … Continue reading

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A different shade of red (tape)

Alex was 3 months old yesterday and we took him for a routine test that the hospital recommends for all infants between 2-3 months of life. The results were fine, but the interesting part is how long it took us … Continue reading

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Babies, Bikes and Books

Pesaro is a great city to live in—it’s very family-oriented and has a small town feel, especially in the centro storico, which is where we spend most of our time. Italy still has one of the lowest birthrates in the … Continue reading

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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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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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