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Trip to Comacchio

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

During this stay I haven’t gone anywhere except to the rugby game at Parma and that really doesn’t count since I only saw the autostrada and stadium. I had wanted to go to Sardegna for a long weekend but decided that I really didn’t want to do that alone. One of my conversation partners at […]

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Rugby at Parma

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

One of the people that I met on conversationexchange.com, Vincenzo, is a rugby player. When talking with him via Skype I could only see a small part of him and when we first met here in Bologna my comment was that he’s really quite “robusto” (solid, robust). In any case we hung around together, I […]

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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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