Raising a Baby in Rome: Reflections on a Year of Parenthood

A year of babyhood. Little Giacomo was born on the shortest and, to me, the sweetest day of the year. It has been the fastest, longest, most tiring, most inspiring year of my life. I now intimately understand all of the parenthood cliches (and may even be a cliche myself). For…

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Marocchino: Italy’s answer to chocolate coffee

I can’t really recommend a caffè corretto but I am here to say that you can easily stray from the usual espresso or cappuccino into pure Italian coffee bliss. For that perfect pick-me-up, there is the marocchino. You also totally look like you know what you are talking about if…

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What do Babies Eat in Italy?

A guide to baby food and eating out with kids in Italy

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7 Fun New Year’s Traditions in Italy

There is nothing like a new year to remind people to re-set and start again. The fresh start offered by January 1st is so tempting that every country seems to have created superstitions about what to do on New Year’s Eve to make sure to get off on the right…

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What to Eat in Rome at Christmas

All the sweets and savory dishes you should order in Rome at Christmastime

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Gifts for Italian Food Lovers

Find the best gifts for the person who loves Italian food

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Festa di San Martino: 11 November in Venice, Italy

Celebrate the traditional 11 November holiday in Venice with a San Martino cookie and parade of children banging pots and pans.

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How to Find an Address in Rome

A complete guide to how to read street signs and address in Rome, Italy.

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