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Shopping at the Large Supermarkets in Italy

Shopping at the Large Supermarkets in Italy Pauline Kenny There are many large, American-style, supermarkets in Italy. You will find several of these in Tuscany. One popular chain is Ipercoop (pronounced EE-pehr-cohp). The smaller versions of this same chain are called Coop. You will find these in Switzerland too. Large supermarkets are located outside of […]

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A Mind’s Eye in Italy, Bodynapping Italian-Style

A Mind’s Eye in Italy, Bodynapping Italian-Style Nancy Lytle Interesting News from Italy, March, 2001 Part One The coffin and body of a 92-year old man was stolen from the family crypt on the shores of Lago Maggiore by persons unknown. The deed was discovered in mid-March by a family caretaker assigned to place fresh […]

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A Sample Slow Travel Itinerary

A Sample Slow Travel Itinerary Pauline Kenny A sample itinerary for someone’s first trip to Italy. This plan combines seeing some of the major sites and spending time in the Tuscan countryside. Fly into Florence, spend a few nights there, spend a week in a countryside vacation rental, then spend a few nights in Rome […]

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Europe Trip Checklist

Europe Trip Checklist Pauline Kenny This is my personal list of things to do before I leave for a trip. You may think some of these items denote a neurotic traveler – but I like to call it “cautious”. Prepare Your Documents Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months past your return date […]

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Italian TV and L’eredità, the quiz show

Italian TV and L’eredità, the quiz show Steve Cohen When in Italy and parts of Switzerland that receive RAI 1, I like to watch the TV quiz program “l’eredità”. I am attracted to this show for its astonishing complexity, its (for me, anyway) educational content – both general knowledge and spoken Italian – and other […]