Cappello Alpino

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

The grey felt cap adorned with a black raven feather worn by old northern Italian men and some modern-day camouflaged troops is known as the Cappello Alpino. This recognizable cap signifies that the wearer is or was a member of…

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Roman Forum - Thinking Girl

Five Lessons Learned While Living and Traveling in Italy

Reflection is part of the prescription for moving from one year into the next. So while I wanted to write a year-end round-up a month ago, I realized that such an article would not fully capture the joys, sorrows, and…

Aosta - Best Place to Live

Before Considering a Move to Italy, Check Out This Quality of Life Index

Friends and family often ask me two questions about Italy: How do I move to Italy? If I move to Italy, where should I live?

Paestum Temple

A Little Greek / Yogurt in Paestum

If you tell a Roman that you are going Paestum for the weekend, invariably he or she will tell you:¬†“Make sure you pick up some mozzarella di bufala.” Paestum is a sight to see without the culinary pit stop. A…