Monthly Archives: October 2011

Padova (Padua to you Yanks!)

The school organized an outing to Padova on Sunday which I very much enjoyed. Padova is known for such things as being the setting of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, for having a University more than 800 years old … Continue reading

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Vice versa

“Vice versa” is a Latin phrase that exists in both Italian and English (thank God!), although pronounced a bit differently!  🙂 I use the phrase in this post as I saw the funniest show on MTV about an Italian guy … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food!

The language schools have all provided some kind of welcome packet to new arrivals that includes such things as a map and a list of recommended restaurants, bars, etc.  I have done a pretty good job at trying out as … Continue reading

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Wash and dry

It rained all day here in Verona and I had to choose between buying a pair of rain boots and making an appointment to get my hair colored. The rain boots won out as the only shoes I have with … Continue reading

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Huey, Dewey, and Lui

In Italian “Lui” means “he” and is pronounced like “Louie”. Whenever I hear it or use “Lui” I just have to think of the name “Louie” which often leads to thinking about Donald Duck’s nephews! For example, “Did Marco give … Continue reading

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What a difference un altro giorno makes!

What a difference another day makes! Yesterday I was quite distressed!  I arrived at school to find out that we all had to take a test to determine if we should advance to the next level or repeat the level … Continue reading

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Torre dei Lamberti

The Torre dei Lamberti reminds me a lot of the Torre del Mangia in Siena.   They look very similar to me and are of similar height and my legs were screaming out loud when I got to the top of … Continue reading

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