Category Archives: Italian language school

Topsy Turvy

I suppose since I am now on the other end of the earth it shouldn’t come as a surprise that today was one of the most confusing days I can ever recall and I certainly do feel like I am … Continue reading

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La pioggia

Rain. I suppose it was appropriate that it was raining on what was likely to have been my last day in Italy this year.  I also got yet another day’s use out of my rainboots! After class today, a bunch … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Italian language school

My personal feedback on Italian language schools, after studying in Siena, Firenze (Florence), Lucca and Verona: They are fun! I have been at four schools and they were all fairly similar in terms of having a set amount of time … Continue reading

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Be Italian!

Just a few of my personal thoughts and observances about what it means to “be” Italian, from the perspective of spending my time mostly in Tuscany and Veneto.  Readers are welcome to hop on with comments! In general: Food, family, … Continue reading

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A room with a view

I had the window open this evening to let in some fresh air and I heard the clip-clop of one of the few horse carriages here in town so got up to see the cavallo (horse).  I really miss riding! … Continue reading

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First press

This afternoon the school organized a trip to a local olive oil maker, Frontoio Salvagno, as we are at the height of the season for harvesting and pressing the olives. First we learned that there is a microclimate around Verona … Continue reading

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Dolcetto o scherzetto

“Dolcetto o scherzetto” means “treat or trick” in Italian, their version of the Halloween line! The holiday is only about four or five years old here and I am not completely sure of how they celebrate but it seems that … Continue reading

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Vicenza

No, not Venezia (Venice), Vicenza!   A lot of people apparently get these names mixed up and the fact that they are located not far from each other doesn’t help!  The school organized an outing to Vicenza for Saturday so … Continue reading

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Sirmione, Lago di Garda

Sirmione is a lovely little town (commune) situated on a small peninsula, just 4 kilometers long, that juts into the southern end of Lago di Garda, the largest lake in Italy. The school organized a trip for us to visit … Continue reading

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The Duke and The Liar

It was another rainy day in Verona on Monday and looks like the weather may be poor for a couple of days.  Good thing I chose rain boots over a professional dye job last week. 🙂 Several of my classmates … Continue reading

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