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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
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
A few days ago, we returned from Rome after a whirlwind week of celebrations. Alex was baptized in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 26 and was surrounded by friends and family from across the U.S. and Italy. Our friend Fr. … Continue reading
Things have been hectic here as we prepare for Alex’s baptism in Rome this weekend. Tomorrow, my family is flying in from Portland and Michael’s family is arriving from New Jersey; in addition, we’ll have a big group of friends … Continue reading