Monthly Archives: October 2007



Political activists in Italy are up in arms, as you might imagine, and the words “the end of the internet in Italy” have been posted on several blogs. According to this blog, government officials have attempted to make it clear that this proposed law would not apply to personal or […]

The “End of the Internet” in Italy?


If you’re tired of the glorified martyrdoms you’re seeing in all the famous artwork around Italy (why don’t those saints look more pained when they’re being burned/stabbed/crucified?), you’ll enjoy this stop on our tour of Weird and Wonderful Rome – The Criminal Museum in Rome. The Crime Museum in Rome, […]

Rome Crime Museum



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: We’ve heard of the great Bernini because of his masterpieces of sculpture, but he was also a painter – and a new exhibit in Rome is showing off this lesser known side of Bernini’s artistic contributions to the world. The show at […]

Italian News Snippets: 10.21.07


I love Italian idiomatic expressions – those sayings you just can’t translate directly but which make the Italian language the colorful and charming language it is. Today’s saying is another example of a colorful Italian saying taking the place of what would ordinarily be a boring sentence: Stanno discutendo sul […]

Italian Idiomatic Expressions: Gender of Angels





Naples is the birthplace of pizza, but most tourists never get further south than Rome – so if you’re going to try pizza in Italy and you’re not heading to Naples, Rome is your best bet. Check out this video for an example of one pizzeria in Rome: You may […]

Pizzeria in Rome