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Heard Of Cows? Posted by on Dec 11, 2017

Heard of cows/herd of cows, get it? Well it could have been worse, I’d originally thought of calling this post ‘As One Cow Said To The Udder’! But that’s enough silly wordplay for today. Last week Serena published Carolina And Marianna Go For Walk, and I felt that this charming little story merited not just…

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History In A Map – The Answers Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

Here are the solutions to our History In A Map quiz. Well done everyone who had a go. Now let’s see how many you got right? 1. Clue: famous 19th Century composer of operas, from Busseto, near Parma. One of his pieces, “Va’ pensiero”, is considered the unofficial Italian anthem = Viale Verdi 2. Clue: a…

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Carolina And Marianna Go For Walk Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

E’ una bella giornata di sole e cielo azzurro, anche se un po’ fredda, e così Carolina e Marianna decidono di fare un giretto per i paesi intorno, che non vedono da tanto tempo. Col loro passo lento e cadenzato si avviano per le vecchie strade acciottolate e strada facendo si fermano ad assaporare qualche…

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History In A Map – A Quiz Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

If you’ve travelled in Italy you’ll have noticed a commonality amongst the names given to streets and squares. Let’s see if you can identify some of the most well known ones from the clues below, then fill in the missing name. Here’s an example to get you started: Clue: All roads lead there = Via…

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