DAYS AWAY FROM ITALY

Viaggiare

GOING TO MONACO?

GOING TO MONACO?

Maybe it’s because I woke up to find my beautiful tomatoes eaten by some bestia outside last night – I'm not happy – but today I’m going to talk about a pet peeve. You all understand my great affection for Italy by now. But there are some things which can drive you...

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ASPARAGUS KILOMETER ZERO

ASPARAGUS KILOMETER ZERO

One of the things I love in Italy is going to the weekly neighborhood outdoor markets.  When we’re in Milan, you can find me every Thursday morning at the market on Via Osoppo. Every Thursday. Always.When in Courmayeur visiting my brother-in-law Livio, you’ll...

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STENDHAL SYNDROME

STENDHAL SYNDROME

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the beauty of a piece of art? In other words, have you ever experienced Stendhal Syndrome? I was hit with a double dose recently when I viewed the picture of the sculpted torso above – First, for the dynamic power of the sculpture,...

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TRACKING DOWN SAN LORENZO

TRACKING DOWN SAN LORENZO

As noted last week, remembering birthdays and other important days is an element of la bella figura. Earlier this year, my husband Lorenzo and I each qualified for brutta figura when we forgot his brother Livio’s onomastico, or his saint day. No WhatsApp call, no...

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