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More about the the national health system SSN (Sistema Sanitario Nazionale)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

I now have significantly more experience with the SSN. Since I am not an Italian citizen I enroll each year by paying a sum based upon my last year’s income. Since my basic income is Social Security that has averaged about 1650 euros a year or just under 140 euros a month which at today’s […]

Surfing the (second) wave

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Here in Italy the second wave of covid is very active. It has gone from an average of 200 new cases a day in the summer to an average of about 8,000 in the last week after creeping up slowly during August and September with an average of 1500 cases a day. The problem here […]

The wedding (il matrimonio)

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

We each read the vows in both languages (above) and then Laura read her poem. Both Laura and I and the two witnesses (Monica and Gianluca) signed a document of some sort. They didn’t give us a copy but I’m sure it’s filed away somewhere in the comune. Then since there is a little balcony […]

Big News

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Yes, a major news flash! Laura and I are getting married on October 9th. We had talked about this since late winter and since I needed to go to the consulate in Firenze (Florence) in late April to have some documents notarized for the sale of my house in Oakland I decided to complete the […]