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Weekend in Tuscany: Casole d’Elsa

Weekend in Tuscany: Casole d’Elsa

A few times a year, we plan a weekend in Tuscany with our friends from Rome. It’s sort of halfway between where we live and where they live… and it’s …Read the Rest

The Great Italian Chestnut Hunt

The Great Italian Chestnut Hunt

Italians and Their Chestnuts Italians love chestnuts. Ok, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but come late fall, chestnuts can be found everywhere in Italy: roasted chestnuts …Read the Rest

Lunch at the La Spezia Port

Lunch at the La Spezia Port

A few weeks ago, we woke up on a Sunday and had nothing to do. I had had a migraine the day before and woke up feeling normal again. That …Read the Rest

Venetian Carnival Masks – First Visit to the Carnival of Venice

Venetian Carnival Masks – First Visit to the Carnival of Venice

Up until this year I had never been to Venice. It’s only about two hours from where we live, so when Marco wanted to join a family friend to go take …Read the Rest

Italy Nature Pics: Spring Flowers

Italy Nature Pics: Spring Flowers

Spring is a beautiful season here in Emilia Romagna. Everything is green and lush, the sun is shining often, and everything is blooming. The famous Italian cherries in Vignola are …Read the Rest

Pasta in Italy – Crazy Choices

Pasta in Italy – Crazy Choices

Everybody knows that Italy is famous for pizza and pasta. What I didn’t know before moving here is how insanely big the selection of pasta in Italy is. I mean, …Read the Rest

Italy Nature Pics: Field of Wheat

Italy Nature Pics: Field of Wheat

After living in the north of Texas for so long, I got used to a very dry climate: lots of sunshine, great blue skies, and warm weather; cool animals like horned toads …Read the Rest

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