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La neve che mai si accumula – The snow that never drifts Posted by on Dec 10, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Although the winter solstice isn’t until December 21, the weather may have us thinking differently lately. As the season is right around the corner, I wanted to share a poem in both Italian and English – La neve che mai si accumula (The snow that never drifts) – Emily Dickinson. Tra le…

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La Festa del Ringraziamento – Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Tomorrow is La Festa del Ringraziamento! Of course, this is only celebrated in the USA, but many cultures have been celebrating harvests for centuries. Did you know that the Romans also celebrated a large annual harvest? This festival was called Cerelia, which honored Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain, and fertility. (And yes…

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Alitalia addio Posted by on Oct 22, 2021

Alitalia addio! Farewell Alitalia! Avete sentito le novità? Did you hear the news? Alitalia is no more. It has since been replaced by ITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo – following the closure of in bancarotta (bankrupt) Alitalia last week, October 14. Unfortunately Alitalia has been in the “red” for 10 years, so the writing has been…

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Il Colosseo – The Colosseum Posted by on Oct 15, 2021

Il Colosseo – The Colosseum Ciao a tutti!  I was reading la Repubblica recently and I saw this interesting headline: Undicenne scappa da scuola, ritrovato a Roma dai carabinieri: “Volevo vedere il Colosseo” “11 year old escapes from school, found in Rome by the carabinieri “I wanted to see the Colosseum.” Apparently he asked the…

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Ecco l’autunno! Posted by on Oct 1, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Ecco l’autunno! Here is autumn! To celebrate, I’d like to share some autumnal poems. Some poetry and a good book are my equivalent to a cozy fall… But first I’d like to mention that yesterday (Sept 30) was International Translation Day, celebrating the important role of language professionals. 🎉 Language learning facilitates dialogue…

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Libri per l’autunno Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  It’s officially no longer summer, we have now entered “sweater weather:” l’autunno è una stagione ricca di fascino. (Fall is a season full of charm.) Part of that charm is reading while cozied up: non c’è nulla di più bello che prendere in mano un libro , magari accompagnati da una tazza…

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MITO International Music Festival in Milan and Torino Posted by on Sep 17, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  It is already mid-September, which I find sbalorditivo (bewildering). I wanted to share a festival I wish I could be at in Milano/Torino now, and that is the MITO International Music Festival, or MITO SettembreMusica. The festival runs during the month of September, this year from Sept 9 – Sept 26, and…

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