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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 […]

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 […]

Interesting Streets in Bologna

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

I usually do some volunteer work in Bologna. I work at a program called Scioglilingua at the wonderful library called Sala Borsa (borsa = stockmarket, it was once just that) and have done some translations for the city government (comune) of Bologna. My first assignment for the comune this year was to translate a tourist brochure […]

Conversations at Sala Borsa

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

That is Biblioteca Sala Borsa. This is the third or fourth time that I have done volunteer work at the library (biblioteca) in the center of Bologna. I did a post about this fantastic library  – you can read more about it by clicking here. My volunteering consists of using a skill that I obviously […]