Carnevale in Cosenza

Carnevale, also known as Carnival or Mardi Gras, is celebrated in so many parts of the world like Rio De Janeiro, New Orleans, Notting Hill, Venice and, well, even Cosenza. Corso Mazzini is the place to be if you want to partake in the festivities […]

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Winter Legend: Tre Giorni della Merla

One topic of conversation that comes up frequently is the weather! This week we’ve experienced a real drop in temperature and a brutal reminder that winter is still here for some time. There has been much talk about the colder temperatures and everyone is making […]

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Italianizzarsi ~ Becoming Italian

Italianizzarsi – diventare simile a un italiano per lingua o cultura (to become similar to an Italian by language or culture) One of my good friends here in Italy mentioned that I’ve become more Italian since she’s known me.  I found her observation very interesting […]

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La Festa Della Donna ~ March 8, 2012

La festa della donna (Women’s Day) takes place on March 8th every year.  It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate all the incredible, strong and sensational women in our lives.  In Italy, the most popular gift for women on this special day is the Mimosa […]

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5 Questions With…Megan of TorreBarolo

Having a blog has given me so many oppourtunities to meet interesting people from all over Italy with equally interesting stories .  It never ceases to amaze me how many great and inspiring people there are out there and how privileged I feel to be […]

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Basilica di San Nicola in Bari

Last year, I wrote about the history of San Nicola. Go ahead check it out, it’s a good story. La Festa di San Nicola (the Feast of Saint Nicholas) is celebrated every year in Italy on December 6th. It is a day to honor San […]

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Driving the narrow streets of Italy

Old Italian towns are famous for their narrow streets and steep hills.  Many of these towns, built centuries ago, were never constructed with the intent to accommodate the vehicles that would eventually become our major form of transportation.  Carpanzano is one of these very old […]

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