Category Archives: Verona

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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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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Ognissanti

Today was the Catholic holiday of “All Saints Day” which in Italian is “Ognissanti” (which actually translates to “every saint”). School was closed today for the holiday so I actually slept in for the first time in God knows….!   … 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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Amnesya, deja vu

On Saturday, after our visit to Vicenza, a few of us decided to go out for a drink.   We ended up at “Amnesya” which is the bar that last week’s guide (on the trip to Padova) couldn’t recall. I … Continue reading

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