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TV in Bologna

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Whenever I’ve been here I’ve watched some TV. I rarely do so at home because not only do I dislike most of the programming but I absolutely hate all of the commercials on broadcast TV. Here I watch it to try to improve my Italian and at least the commercials are often easier to understand […]

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Back to High School (Torno al liceo)

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last spring when I was here in Bologna I met a high school teacher, Antonio, who teaches English and business. I was interested in additional volunteer activities but at that time nothing came together to do something at the high school. This fall, however, I did go there 4 times to be the native speaker […]

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Night at the Palazzo (Una notte al Palazzo)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Trekking Urbano is a program offered by the city of Bologna which gives guided tours to discover more about the city. This year there was one trek that I thought would be particularly interesting: a visit to the palazzo which is the center of the city government. The building is quite large. The original part […]

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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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