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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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La B.V. di San Luca

Friday, May 26th, 2017

I was looking at a Bologna website about what was happening in Bologna and I found the item below so I used part of it for the title. B.V. stands for Beata Virgine. So it translates to “The Blessed Virgin of San Luca “goes down” into the city: the celebrations. This is a very old tradition. […]

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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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