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Americans Living in Italy
I came across a discussion a couple weeks ago in a Facebook Group called Americans Living in Italy. There was nothing[...]
What to Drink in Italy Beyond the Wines
Everybody knows that Italians drink more wine per capita than any other population in the world. While this is true, there are also a[...]
The Slow Pace of Selinunte, Sicily
Some places feed our wanderlust more than they satisfy it. We recognize this on our first day in a location—in[...]
FCI 035 – Italian Pronunciation Guide
Make no mistake, learning a foreign language as an adult is NOT easy. Luckily, there are some aspects of the[...]
San Valentino a Roma e dintorni
Sebbene la festa degli innamorati sia alle porte ed ormai non rimanga molto tempo per un weekend romantico oltreconfine, non potete[...]
A Night at the Opera
Some people believe in fate, a divine plan, or the notion that “everything happens for a reason.” Some people believe[...]

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FCI 035 – Italian Pronunciation Guide
Make no mistake, learning a foreign language as an adult is NOT easy. Luckily, there are some aspects of the[...]
FCI 034 – Unique Rome Tours with Beth from Select Italy
OK, so if you’ve been to Rome once or twice already, you might be looking for some unique Rome tours[...]
FCI 033 – Digging up Roots in the Boot with Laura Watson
During the summer of 2010, I took a trip back to my “ancestral village” in the remote mountains of Molise,[...]

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