Christine, who lives in Florence and is the expat behind Ciao, Christy has started a “La Dolce Vita” series on her blog and encouraged all of us English language bloggers to write about our own sweet lives in Italy.
I can, and do, complain about the crazy bureaucracy involved with living in Italy. I miss bagels and burritos and ordering things online with the conviction that they will actually be delivered to me at some point in the foreseeable future.
BUT, Italy can be pretty awesome.
One of my favorite simple things to do is walk down to the bar, get a “Ciao, cara!” from Anto’ who then confirms I want a cappuccio brought out to my table. Without an extra charge for using my laptop to work at the aforementioned table.
I also love the unnecessary abbreviations that don’t actually save anyone much time at all. Cappuccio = cappuccino.
Check out Christine’s sweet life in Italy and take part by sharing your own version of la dolce vita!