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Romeo, Romeo, Perché Sei Tu Romeo? Posted by on Apr 7, 2017

If Shakespeare rewrote his Romeo and Juliet in 2017 …. (inspired by a visit to La Casa di Giulietta in Verona) …. Romeo: She speaks. O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art As glorious to this night, being o’er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven … Juliet: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore moveth…

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Exploring The Parmense Posted by on Nov 11, 2016

We’re still here in Salsomaggiore Terme, in front of the imposing Art Nouveau Terme Berzieri. Geoff is sitting on a bench, recovering from the tortuous drive. I make an effort to look at the building: “Com’è brutto! Perché fai finta che ti piace?” Geoff asks me. Geoff, who usually likes Stile Liberty, finds the building…

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A Relaxing Trip – Part 1 Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

I once read that on average it takes about 20 minutes for a couple in a car to start arguing about navigation or driving styles. Well, I guess I’m lucky then, because last Friday it took me and Geoff about 40 minutes before war broke out! We had decided to keep Friday work free, and…

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At The Tourist Information Office in Italy Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

Planning a trip to Italy? What might you want to ask when you find yourself at the local tourist information office? Here’s a short dialogue that will help you with the basics. N.B. Although this dialogue is set in Lucca it contains a lot of vocabulary which can be used in any tourist information office…

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Tourists, Beware Of What You Wear Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

If you’re planning on taking a vacation in Italy this year then pack wisely. New tourist dress code regulations (Regolamentazione dell’Abbigliamento Turistico), which come into effect at the beginning of April 2015, could mean that many visitors to il Bel Paese will be in for a nasty, and expensive surprise if they don’t pay careful…

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Two More Days of Rain … Posted by on Jul 14, 2014

That’s what they’re telling us, “Ancora due giorni di pioggia poi arriva la vera estate”. (“Still two more days of rain and then the real summer will arrive”). Personally, I’m quite happy with the way the things are right now. I can put up with a few showers and thunderstorms if it means having a…

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