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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Italian SMS

Just when you think you are finally getting a grip on the Italian language you come face to face with Italian SMS. SMS (short message service) is basically a service that allows you to send short text messages between cell phones and it has become […]

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Piazza XV Marzo ~ Cosenza, Calabria

So, you are visiting the beautiful city of Cosenza and you’ve already taken a stroll down the Corso Telesio and visited the Duomo. Where should you go next? Well, why not head on over to the Piazza XV Marzo and get a further glimpse into […]

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New Moon in Montepulciano

The Twilight Series, written by Stephenie Meyer, was not something I ever intended on reading.  I filed it away with the Harry Potter Series as something I would never actively go out of my way to read and/or watch.  Meanwhile, everyone around me seemed to […]

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In Pictures: Roma (Agosto 1997)

Since picking up my Italian passport last week I’ve been reminiscing on the time I’ve spent in Italy.  When my father and I went to Italy in 1997, we managed to spend a day skimming through Roma.  I say “skimming” because it is virtually impossible […]

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Italian Fashion: Monella Vagabonda

Leave it to the Italians to somehow manage to make a cartoon frog fashionable. The Monella Vagabonda brand found its debut into the market in 2003 by Gino Gorgoglione. Gino, an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the clothing industry, saw a gap […]

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