Monthly Archives: January 2007


There’s just too much news out there. Will they stop making news? Probably not. So, I’ll play catch-up here and let you investigate further on your own:   Search for Leonardo’s “lost fresco” – Da Vinci Code art sleuth and all – is back on, while the Mona Lisa’s burial […]

Italian News Snippets: 22 January 2007



If you’re going to Florence and you’ve never been before, you’ve got the Uffizi museum on your list of things to do. I know you do. Everyone does. And there’s a reason for it – it’s one of the single greatest collections of art anywhere, and the only place you […]

Your Uffizi Pictures Will Include Scaffolding Until 2013



If you know anyone who still collects stamps (is that even still possible with all the self-adhesive jobbies out there nowadays?) and you’re going to Rome, you’ll do them a big favor by swinging into the Vatican City post office. A trip to Vatican City won’t get you a new […]

Post Office in Vatican City: Using the Pope’s Post Office





Anyone who’s tried to learn another language no doubt has found moments of comedy amidst the hours (scratch that, weeks and months) of slogging through grammar rules. I don’t know about other countries, but the Italians have not only been active exporters of their words (ciao, venti, spaghetti, etc.), more […]

English Words in Italian: Not a Pezzo di Torta