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”
My reading repertoire includes 80% fantasy and 19% nonfiction, to temper all that epic storytelling (and 1% other: I do enjoy other genres…yet inevitably feel like they’re lacking in something. Castles, or magic).
I recently finished The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille. And it got me thinking about the culture code for Italy. Continue reading “Italy’s Culture Code”
For a time, I had some doubts that I would write this post. Notwithstanding the fact that I’ve driven since 16 (15, with a permit), never been in an accident or gotten a ticket, I momentarily doubted my capabilities of getting a driver’s license in Italy. Continue reading “How to get a driver’s license in Italy: Part 2”
When Rachel Rushing of Full of Italy proposed a blogger exchange, I was immediately game. Continue reading “Blogger exchange: Grosmi caffè for Maratelli rice”
It’s finally over: I passed the written exam, esame di teoria, of the Italian driver’s license. Just typing that down makes me smile. Continue reading “How to get a driver’s license in Italy: Part 1”
Not long ago, I was talking about all the ridiculous burning hoops one has to jump through to get a driving license in Italy. Continue reading “I’m the foreigner in town”
This month’s Blogging Piemonte topic is “A Day in the Life.” When you’re in Italy, even as a tourist, there is one thing you will experience in daily life: the Italian line. Continue reading “Where is a Line not a Line? In Italy.”