Category Archives: Life in Italy

My Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration this year. Here in Italy, our family’s holiday is not what it used to be. The kids have school and our family skips the big turkey dinner. Friends at home have made […]

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Driving

I see the Fiat 500 has quite an advertising campaign going on. That is the exact car that I drive here in Italy. When I bought it a year or so ago, some friends questioned how I could feel safe […]

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Weekends

I was surprised to learn that the Unification of Italy occurred in only 1861. That means that from the time the Roman Empire fell until roughly 1861, Italy was not a unified country, but governed as a number of individual […]

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Introduction

September 14, 2011 Today I begin a new section in jovial’s blog called Life in Italy. Our work is a family affair and, since my husband, brother and I are involved, household conversations often end up about work. Our children […]

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