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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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Lunch on Pasquetta

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The Monday after Easter (Pasqua) is also a holiday here. I have no idea why that is also a holiday. It’s probably related to some ancient Roman holiday or something similar. Still, it’s a traditional day to go somewhere out of town for a lunch or picnic. So Karen and I were delighted to accept […]

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