Category Archives: Practical Information

How to Shop at an Italian Fresh Food Market

Palermo market

One of my favorite things about Italy are the amazing fresh food markets that you find in every town (or in each neighborhood in larger cities). Wandering through a market is one of the best ways to mingle with locals going about their daily lives, as well as to experience the food culture that makes Italy […]

Giving Birth in Italy

I am trying not to inundate the blog with information about what it was like to be pregnant in Italy, but at the same time, I know that when you ARE pregnant you are usually scrimping around for whatever information is available. SO, let’s talk about giving birth in Italy. Just as in many countries, […]

Traveling and Eating in Italy while Pregnant

You’re pregnant! And going to Italy! Those two things are both totally awesome – congrats! But what about eating in Italy while pregnant? Or just traveling around in general when you are expecting? I recently went through the experience of being pregnant in Italy and it was pretty great. Not only did I become the […]

How to apply for Residency in Italy as an EU Citizen

European Union citizens who want to live in Italy do not need a visa. Part of the EU community, they are entitled to free movement across any EU country. However, EU citizens must still apply for residency in Italy. In a way, this is a bit of a formality, because EU citizens are guaranteed residency, […]