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English Translation of “Domani 21/04/09,” Abruzzo Earthquake Benefit Song

The one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated L’Aquila in Abruzzo was earlier this month on April 6th, and today marks the one-year anniversary of the recording of a song that served as a fundraiser for earthquake relief. “Domani 21/04/09” came out while I was in Milan last year, and […]


Getting Around in Italy: What You Need to Know

When you’re planning a trip, size matters. Take, for instance, the idea of planning a visit to the United States, or Canada, or Russia. No one without an unlimited amount of time would make a general statement like, “I’m going on a trip to the United States” without being more […]


Getting from Venice to the Cinque Terre (and Vice Versa)

Let’s just say you’re on your first trip through Italy and you’re using my “Perfect 2-Week Italy Itinerary” as your guide. You’ve had a glorious introduction to the country through the seemingly-impossible dream-like qualities of Venice, and now you’re ready for the second stop on your trip – the five […]


Things You Should Know About Milan

Although I’ll regularly tell people that Milan isn’t worth a stop on a busy trip through Italy – especially if you’re not hell-bent on designer shopping or opera viewing – I do think it’s a very cool city. I think it’s Italy most fast-paced city (it’s often described as the […]