Category Archives: Italy

Christmas in Rome

We are having an Italian Christmas. Not a Canadian Italian Christmas, but a real Roman Italian Christmas. Luigi has been eyeing up all the “only in Italy and only at Christmas” treats appearing in all the markets. Stuffed turkey is … Continue reading

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Rome “Love Locks”

I love to experience a city by just wandering with no checklist of places to visit. We have had the luxury of many “wandering” days while living in Rome. With Luigi in the lead, we have been expanding our wanderings … Continue reading

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Living in Trastevere

We have been “residents” of the Trastevere area of Rome for over a month now and love the “feel” of life here. Yes, we miss Canada, we miss our home and friends and family, but we know we may never … Continue reading

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A Haircut in Rome

When in Rome…get a “hair experience”. I have had two “Roman” hair cuts in the past two years. Last year, my hair experience was at Jean Louis David’s Salon…. Just a few steps from Campo di Fiori in Rome I … Continue reading

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Living in Rome

Waking up in our small one bedroom apartment in Rome, making coffee, breakfast of yogurt and muesli, it is as if we never left Canada.  Until… I opened the light blocking shutters on the 8 foot high windows and looked … Continue reading

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Learning Italian in Orvieto, Italy

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Luigi had just announced that he had booked our flights to Italy in the fall. That’s when I got the “good” idea of searching for language school in Italy. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Orvieto, Italy

We survived!  We are now in Orvieto, Italy and we have internet!  Italian internet – it goes on strike every 10 minutes! By now, you must realize that I have a height phobia.  Well, guess what city Luigi chose to … Continue reading

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From the Island of Elba to a Roman Hot Tub

The drive from the Island of Elba to the town of Pitigliano in southern Tuscany took only a few hours, but it felt like we traveled for centuries (back in time). In our travels through Tuscany we have seen many … Continue reading

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A New Paradise – The Island of Elba

We have fallen in love…with the Island of Elba.  OK,  a year ago I said I was in love with Ischia and that Ischia was paradise, and then that the Blue Grotto of Capri was my favourite.  Now those places … Continue reading

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A Typical Day in Tuscany

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) I am sipping an espresso in our tiny cucina here in the middle of the Chianti region while trying to recapture some of our experiences over the last few days. During the last few days, we … Continue reading

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