Moving to Italy




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








  Mother-in-law problems cross borders and oceans – and apparently in Italy, they’re being blamed for a recent rise in the divorce rate. Some of the main reasons often cited for marriage problems include marrying too young, arguing over money, and meeting new partners – but a to a new […]

Italian Marriages Suffer from TMM: Too Much Mother-in-Law


Italy is an incredibly popular holiday destination, there is no denying that. Most tourists, however, never make it beyond the “holy trinity” of Rome, Florence and Venice. After Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, more people were checking out Tuscan and Umbrian hilltowns, and now even Le Marche is experiencing […]

Looking Beyond the Popular Italian Regions