Blog archives for October, 2013

Archive for October, 2013


Saturday, October 19th, 2013

We call it Turin. I never have understood why we change some city and state names and not others. Pescara is Pescara, Lombardia (the region, equivalent of a state for us) remains Lombardia, but others, as you surely know, we change. Whatever. Anyway I had visited Torino a couple of times before. Neither time was […]

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Il Polpo (the octopus)

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Last Friday was a holiday here (the saint’s day for the city – San Petronio). I thought that most of the stores would be closed, but no, a lot of stores and bars (really a cafe here but they’re called bars) were open. The first one that I happened upon after I walked down the […]

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The disaster in the Dolomiti

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

When I was in the Dolomiti, Marilisa told me about a disaster that happened there in 1963. I find it interesting that when I remember this story I remember it in Italian. Maybe it’s a good indication that the language is finally taking hold. In any case, the Italian authorities decided that this would be […]

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The Dolomiti

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

One weekend I went to the mountains. Not just any mountains but the Dolomiti. I had seen photos of this area but never had visited. I also didn’t know that they are called Dolomiti because they are made from a kind of rock called, you guessed it, dolomite which ranges in color from almost pure […]

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