Monthly Archives: June 2015

Italian 101 – How to ask where is the toilet?

Whether you call it the restroom, toilet, loo, WC, lavatory, throne, ladies room, commode, lav or bathroom, few phrases are as essential as knowing how to ask where the bathroom facilities are when you’re travelling!   And as public facilities are … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – ROY G. BIV

You may not be familiar with this week’s theme name, “Roy G. Biv”. That’s because it’s not a name, it’s an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. Some of us also remember … Continue reading

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Learning Italian in Venice is easy!

Ever thought of learning Italian? You’re in good company! Over 200,000 people around the world take it up every year making it the fourth most studied language. And not only do language skills help when travelling, they can also improve … Continue reading

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Free entry to Italian state museums on first Sunday of every month!

We all like a freebie, right? Well how about free tickets to over 300 Italian state museums, gardens, monuments and archeological sites? Interested? Thought you might be!! Read on……. Domenica al Museo free tickets The government initiative called Domenica al … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “vivid”. Suggestions included flowers in bloom, a vivid red sunset and fruity ice creams. But for me “vivid” doesn’t just mean colour, it also means something that conjures up a vivid image or … Continue reading

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Festa della Repubblica Italiana – Italian Republic Day, 2nd June

Did you know that today, June 2nd, is a national holiday in Italy? Government offices, post offices and schools are closed across the land. And many archeological sites such as the Colosseum and Forum in Rome close too as Italians, … Continue reading

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