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Category Archives: Life in Italy
I was walking to the market one day and I stopped dead in my tracks, staring open-mouthed at a billboard that read: I went back to take a picture the next day, but it had been plastered over by an advertisement for a new low-cost washing machine. Oh well, I figured, it must have been […]
One of the best things about living in Italy is getting lost. Rome is not a city built on a grid. Streets you think are parallel end up leading you astray, and the network of small alleys and hard-to-find street signs is a recipe for “where the hell are we!? I thought Piazza Trilussa was […]
File this under things I will never get used to: shelf milk. Walk into any Italian supermarket and you will be greeted by a refrigerator section filled with more types of cured ham than you can shake a stick at. Browse the rows of cheeses, take in all the yogurts, but if you’re looking for […]
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 […]
The best way to learn Italian is not going to work for me. Yes, I live in Italy. Yes, I met my boyfriend in Rome. And yes, we both speak English and enjoy eggs for breakfast. I would still love to improve my Italian, so I was thrilled to find dual language books with Italian […]
Sometimes the brand names in Italy are hi-larious. Yes. Yes I would like to use bum bum on all my eating utensils. Sold.
Regional trains are not overly pretty, but sometimes you catch it at the right time and get to enjoy beautiful scenery for about 2 Euro a ride. After an awesome day trip to Castel Gandolfo, we were treated to a gorgeous Lazio sunset over the fields outside of Rome. Summertime and the living is easy.