Tag 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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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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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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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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Slow food, Italy

This afternoon I had lunch at the home of the woman who owns the apartment in which I am staying.  Her name is Cristina.  She is married and has two adolescent sons. The home is modest, just on the outskirts … Continue reading

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Terremoto!

I awoke to an earthquake (un terremoto) this morning!  It occurred at about 6:15 and later I found out that it registered 4.4 and the epicenter was about 20 miles north of Verona. Initially what woke me was a strange … 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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