Piazza Carlo Alberto, Turin

Arrivederci, Italia

There are several ways to say goodbye in Italian: “A presto,” see you soon; “Ciao,” bye (also hi!); “Addio,” a final farewell; and “Arrivederci,” see you again. I’m saying arrivederci to Italy, because this time next month, I’ll be on a plane back to America, but it doesn’t mean my story with Italy is over. Continue reading “Arrivederci, Italia”

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Your Guide to Shopping in Italy – or, how to keep your sanity while grocery shopping

Shopping in Italy – everyday, boring grocery shopping – is an adventure. It can be frustrating, exasperating, and even dangerous (see point 2); but in most cases, it’s ultimately rewarding when you walk away, bags bulging with one of Italy’s finest products: its food. Continue reading “Your Guide to Shopping in Italy – or, how to keep your sanity while grocery shopping”