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Italian Language Lessons in Action

I’m amazed that it’s been two years since I started my Italian-language journey in earnest. Strangely, the deeper I go, the less I feel I know. But at the same…

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International Santas: La Befana, Italy's Christmas Witch

An old woman gazes through a frosted pane on Christmas Eve. She knows it’s time again. With no small effort, she stands. In preparation for the night’s events, she meticulously…

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Luna di miele italiana

When my fiancée and I decided on a trip to Italy for our honeymoon, I saw the perfect opportunity to surprise her. Why not try my hand at learning Italian?…

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Ordering Italian Food in Italian

At some point over the Atlantic Ocean, on the way to Italy, virtually everything I learned from Rosetta Stone seemed to disappear from my head. Part of the reason for…

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Moving Beyond “Where is the Bathroom?”

I’ve traveled internationally a fair bit, and I’ve long thought that, at the very least, there are seven words/phrases you should know how to say in the language of your…

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