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Robots Are About To Invade Pisa! Posted by on Aug 11, 2017

Every year, millions of visitors flock to Italy to immerse themselves in its epic history, art, architecture, culture and traditions … … and it’s quite likely that the average tourist goes home from Italy with the impression that they’ve just visited a huge open air museum, never considering that it is, in fact, a modern…

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When The Train Runs On Time Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

Dear Readers, we feel that it’s important to keep you up to date with the latest Italian news headlines. Please read the following article very carefully. You can find the English translation by clicking on the word TRANSLATE at the end of the blog. Treno La Spezia – Livorno Arriva In Orario: L’ira Dei Passeggeri…

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Il Congiuntivo Dell’Onorevole Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

We all know that il congiuntivo (the subjunctive) is a tricky verbal form to use in Italian, and this is true not only for foreigners, but also for mother tongue Italian speakers. For this reason one’s ability to use the subjunctive or not is a real social class divider, here in Italy. We Italians really…

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9 Lives! Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

It’s hard not to anthropomorphise cats. They’re certainly capable of learning many of our human habits, and frequently display characteristics which are strikingly similar to our own. But although we may endow them with human like qualities, they constantly remind us that they still belong to a world from which we humans have become increasingly…

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Rebuilding Italy Posted by on Sep 2, 2016

In my previous blog, La Terra Trema, I looked at some of the long term implications of Italy’s recent disastrous earthquake. I suggested that you tried to read Renzo Piano’s opinion on how Italy should tackle the logistics of rebuilding what has been destroyed and safeguarding that which still stands. Here is my English translation of…

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La Terra Trema! Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

The deadly earthquake which wreaked havoc in central Italy on the 24th of August can teach us as much about Italian culture as it can about Italy’s geophysical qualities. On the one hand we’ve witnessed the incredible solidarity and determination to help in any way possible which has emerged from a normally parochial and divided…

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Italian Political Crap! Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

Dear readers, do you ever tire of hearing politician talking crap? I do! So I was overjoyed to read an article in Il Tirreno a couple of days ago about a Tuscan farmer who decided to communicate with the presidente della regione Toscana, Enrico Rossi, in the language that politicians seem to understand best. Here…

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