Entries from 'How To’s'

How to Have Lunch in the Center of Florence for less than €10

An impromptu day trip to Florence led us to come up with the cheapest way to have lunch in the center of Florence for less than €10 with a view of the Ponte Vecchio.  I’m not kidding I swear!  Not only did we find free parking (“che culo!” as they say, colloquially, in Italian) but we…

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Top 3 Tips for Keeping in Touch

If you’ve ever moved away from home or have been living abroad for any length of time then you know the guilt and effort that goes into not seeing everyone enough and keeping in touch. I know I do. Living a continent away from family and friends is tough. Planning your vacations to “go home”…

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Italian: Using the Formal Tense with Style

I have a love/hate relationship with the Italian language. Italian is full of sounds we don’t have in English, and as if rolling your r’s and pronouncing gl weren’t hard enough you also have to add in the fact that there are more tenses and moods, and adjectives and nouns change endings depending on whether…

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Fill your tank, Italian style

An entire article on pumping gas in Italy? You’ve probably never stopped to ask yourself how to pump gas in Italy. In fact, I would bet on it. You probably assume it’s just as easy as pumping gas at home. Swipe bank or credit card. Pump gas. Drive away. Well, it’s nowhere near that easy…

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