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The lasagna (La lasagna)

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

I have a roommate, Nick (from New Hampshire), who is here in Bologna for 4 months on an unpaid internship to learn how to make “sheet” pasta. It’s not very easy (I’ve done it once). You use a long straight rolling pin called a mattarello and wind up with a large circle of very fine […]

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A trip to the kingdom

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Without a visa it’s possible to stay, at least legally, in Italy (or any combination of Schengen countries) for just 90 days. Since we arrived in Italy on the 23rd of February last spring we were faced with a choice. The house was rented until the first of June. So we would be over the […]

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Bella Napoli

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Beautiful Naples. A couple of years ago I met a guy in Bologna who was from the area of Naples. He was extremely proud of his area and proclaimed that Naples was the “piu’ bella citta’ nel mondo” the most beautiful city in the world. It became a running joke with us. I really couldn’t […]

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Via San Felice

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Now I have yet another favorite street in Bologna. I never thought of it as anything particularly special but I have walked along it often because of two reasons. First my gym is on the street and sometimes I just walk the distance rather than take a bus and second my dentist is on that […]

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