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From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy

I have a confession. Despite having lived in Italy for nearly three years and having studied Italian off and on for…

2 years ago

Become a Bookseller in Florence

Here's a business opportunity for book lovers with an itch to live and work in one of the most beautiful…

10 months ago

Finally Ferrara: Postcard From a City That Called Me Back

Have you ever pulled into a train station on your way to somewhere else and then promised yourself that some day you…

2 years ago

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Saint Valentine of Terni

Saint Valentine, a Christian bishop from Terni, Umbria, was martyred in Rome during the 3rd century AD. Learn more about…

2 years ago

Things I Love (and Hate) About Rome in August

The calendar shows that Ferragosto takes place on August 15. The mid-August break coincides with the Assumption of Mary, in…

3 years ago

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Rome Revisited: What Has and Hasn’t Changed

Rome is changing. Rome has changed. You hear those phrases around Rome all the time these days. Crime, corruption, unemployment,…

4 years ago

Video: Italian Hand Gestures [Video]

This fun video teaches you some basic hand gestures to complement your Italian language learning.

8 years ago

What Is There to Write About Italy That Hasn’t Been Written Before?

Why do I write about Italy? As I sit here, trying to dream up a good answer to my first…

8 years ago

My September 11th in Florence

At San Miniato al Monte above Florence with my USA Today on September 12, 2001 Every year, as we approach…

9 years ago

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