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Interview With a Comasco

30 October, 2017 Welcome to my interview series featuring cultural perspectives from nationals of different countries around the world. This month, I’m happy to introduce you to a native Comasco, who was born and raised in Como, Italy. A little background: Como is both the name of a province and the name of the capital […]

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Lake Garda, Italy: Welcome to Paradise

30 September, 2017   Lake Garda, Lago di Garda in Italian, is both a big beautiful lake as well as a tri-provincial community of several lakeshore towns. The towns span the provinces of Verona (region of Veneto), Brescia (region of Lombardy), and Trento (region of Trentino-Alto Adige). These tri-provincial towns encircling the lake include such beauties as […]

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Ten Insights into Italian Culture

31 May, 2017     You may or may not already realize this, but Italy is a multicultural country. It is a country that has many languages (French, German, and Slovenian are official languages in certain regions, in addition to Italian), region-specific dialects, traditions, and ultimately, cultural differences. Here, I will paint broad brush strokes […]

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Firenze: Basking in Beauty––Travelogue (October 12-14, 2012)

11 November, 2012 Florence is truly an open-air museum. Everywhere you turn, there is always something beautiful to look at: beautiful buildings with artwork and sculptures; towers with beautiful vistas; public squares with statues dating back several hundred years; little cobblestone streets; arches and mysterious alleyways; engraved façades and trompe l’oeils; interesting bridges and the […]

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Napoli: Travelogue (October 19, 2012)

11 November, 2012 Naples is a jewel in the rough. So it goes without saying that you need to put up with its roughness to be able to focus on the beauty within. Then, the beauty within will be abundantly evident: in the warmth and generosity of its people; in the unrivalled superiority of its […]

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Three Great Ecotourism Destinations in Italy

20 April, 2012 Ecotourism is defined by the International Ecotourism Society as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Italy—the birthplace of modern civilization, the centre of the ancient Roman Empire, the land that gave us pasta and pizza and Chianti and the Ferrari (not to be […]