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Italian 101 – How to say Good Luck in Italian

Italians are a superstitious lot. Many carry lucky charms or touch iron to ward off bad luck (touching wood in Italy will get you nowhere by the way!) Whilst others faithfully follow their horoscopes or call on the saints to … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the closing ceremonies and final festive fireworks

Shrove Tuesday, Martedi Grasso, Pancake Tuesday, Fastnacht Day or Mardi Gras. Whatever you call it and however you choose to celebrate it, Martedi Grasso marks the end of carnevale and the end of the party. So as the pancakes were … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The most beautiful mask competition

Dressing up is all part of the enjoyment of Venice carnival. But for some it’s more than just about being seen and photographed, it’s a creative challenge to produce THE most beautiful mask or costume. This year competition was fierce with … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The Flight of the Eagle

“Life is beautiful and Venice couldn’t have given me a bigger gift,” declared Italian paralympian Giusy Versace as she landed, grinning from ear to ear, on the carnival stage earlier today. Versace had been chosen as the “eagle” of this … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – Costumes, creativity and cameras

Walking around Venice at the height of carnival is a little surreal. Passing my local café I spot the Mad Hatter having a coffee with Beetlejuice. A Renaissance gentleman queues with his groceries in the supermarket. A cat and a … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say I love you!

With just a few days to go to Valentine’s Day I’ve been looking at how to say I love you in Italian, just in case I meet the love of my life in the streets of Venice! Magari! (If only!) And … Continue reading

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Shortlisted for Italy Magazine’s Best Overall Blog is………DreamDiscoverItalia!!!!!!!!

Yes, thanks to your lovely nominations dear reader, and the Italy Magazine panel, I am super, super-excited to confirm that DreamDiscoverItalia has been shortlisted for Italy Magazine’s 2014 Blogger Awards in the “Best overall blog for lovers of Italy” category!! … Continue reading

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