Tag Archives: living in Italy

Shut the Gate

There is a truism in Italy that you ignore at your peril. Never, ever fall out with your neighbours . However if you happen to be foreign and your neighbour Italian. Then it is a rule rather than a truism. … Continue reading

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La Bella Figura

I was reading the other day an article in the Corriere Della Sera newspaper  written trying to describe La Bella Figura which is an Italian expression with goes further than most to describe Italy and the Italians. Grasp it and … Continue reading

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Siamo Due. Solo Due perche?

We are two. Only two why? After 36 years of marriage we still like to pop out for a meal just the two of us. This to Italians is strange behaviour . In many restaurants it flummoxes them as they … Continue reading

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Driving, IMU, and Scorpions

I could probably dedicate a complete site to driving in Italy and I’m sure we will return to it at a later date. Until then I was sent this last night to illustrate some of the things you find as … Continue reading

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Car Wash

Before I start on the rather strange title I should mention that out walking today I saw my first snake of the year. Clearly the warm weather has awoken them and they are about. It’s time to be more careful … Continue reading

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Frustazione

No prizes for guessing the title above in English. 50% of English words derive from Latin and 98%of Italian words derive from Latin so the old comedy sketches with the English tourist adding an ‘o’ to everything he says  in … Continue reading

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Fasta to the Pasta

Until I came down to Puglia to live pasta to me came in packets from the supermarket and whilst I had seen pasta makers in the shops they looked complicated and seemed to require a certain amount of effort.  The … Continue reading

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