Blog archives for April, 2012

Archive for April, 2012

Lunch with Mussolini

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Actually it would be pretty hard to to have a lunch with Mussolini since he has been dead for 67 years, killed by partisans near the Swiss border while trying to escape from Italy. The lunch in question took place on the holiday here commemorating the liberation of Italy near the end of WWII. The […]

Grocery Shopping (Fare la spesa)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

While it’s nice to shop at a lot of little stores, sometimes I really just want to go to a supermarket. Buying stuff like toothpaste, butter and eggs can be done at the little stores but the prices tend, naturally, to be higher and you generally can’t buy everything in one place. There’s a little […]

The street where I live

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Well, it’s not really exactly the street where I live. My house is on a little side street. La casa “house” in Italy is the place that you call home rather than “house” as a structure. In fact most Italians, at least in the cities, live in apartments. Apartments are in a “palazzo”. Yes, the […]


Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Pasquetta is a holiday here. It is the Monday after Pasqua (Easter). Generally people spend Pasqua with their families and Pasquetta feasting with their friends. My friend Vittorio and his lovely wife Barbara invited me to join them in the mountains with a bunch of their friends. They were already in the mountains since Barbara’s […]