Monthly Archives: October 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent

Every week WordPress, who host these blogs, run a photo challenge based around a one word theme. This week’s topic is “descent” which immediately made me think of these two beautiful staircases – the top one is in the Vatican Museum in … Continue reading

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Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day in Italy

The harvest is complete, work in the fields is done and summer is over. And as the nights draw in and we settle down with our fluffy slippers for the colder, darker half of the year, people around the world … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to ask Do you speak English?

Travelling can be disorientating. Different cultures, new foods, incomprehensible languages. So, even though we all try to learn at least a bit of the local language before we arrive, the fall-back phrase when we get stuck is often Do you speak … Continue reading

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DreamDiscoverItalia nominated for The One Lovely Blog Award!

Great news everybody, I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Well, when I say I’ve been nominated, I mean this blog has been nominated, but either way, both of us are chuffed! Big thanks go to the ever-lovely … Continue reading

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Perugia’s Eurochocolate Festival is a must for chocoholics!

To make the most of your visit to Perugia’s annual Eurochocolate Festival, there is one key phrase you need to learn – “Potrei assagiarlo per favore?” (Pronounced Poh-trey ah-sah-jar-lo per fah-vor-ray) It means “Could I taste it please?” And although … Continue reading

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UPDATED : Tiziano Ferro releases new single – Senza Scappare Mai Più

Italian pop singer-songwriter Tiziano Ferro released his much-awaited new single, Senza Scappare Mai Più (No escape anymore), today after a year out of the limelight. The single, recorded in Los Angeles, was released on radio and via digital stores this morning, 3 … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say please, thank you and you’re welcome in Italian

Good manners are extremely important in Italy. Its all part of the “bella figura” or making a good impression. Italians put great emphasis on using please and thank you – they’ll even thank you for thanking them! So if you’re … Continue reading

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