Despite the rumors, Uber is totally legal in Italy
Category Archives: Life in Italy
August 15th is a major national holiday in Italy – but what is it for? Beach trips? What is Ferragosto, really? The History of Ferragosto This is the day when the Catholic church celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s ascent to heaven after her life on Earth (much in the way the Feast of the Ascension […]
Italy, Life in Italy, Practical Information
11 Dining Habits that Make You Look Like a Tourist in Italy
Eating out in Italy is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an important part of the country’s culinary culture. But making a mistake at the dining table is also a surefire way to out yourself as a tourist. There are unwritten rules about how and what to eat when dining out in Italy. In order to […]
There are hundreds of ways to order a coffee in Italy. First you have to decide if it is normale, or with milk and if so, how much milk. Then is that with foam or without? Should it be scalding hot? Do you want this in a ceramic cup or glass? Any cocoa? And the […]
In a country like Italy, a place completely dead set against many incarnations of pre-made food, there remain notable exceptions. Allow me to present you with frozen pizza topped with french fries and hotdogs and fette biscottate. I’ve written about 6 things I’ve learned after 6 years in Italy, but after 6.5 years in Italy […]
Planning to incorporate Italian wedding traditions on your big day? Here are five of the best traditions to know when planning a wedding in Italy.
The news site Bloomberg has released its Global Health Index and (surprise!) Italy is the world’s healthiest country. Italy has an unexpectedly high number of centenarians – people who live to the age of 100. In fact, in one Italian village, 10% of the 3,000 residents are 100 or older! So why is this happening? How did […]
Expat Problems, Italy, Life in Italy, Moving to Italy
Things That are Weird in America after living in Italy for 6 years
Being an expat means that I get things wrong in Italy AND the US.