Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2009’

Tutti a tavola~

Gobble, gobble, gobble… Thanksgiving is upon us and there is nothing Italian about this very American holiday—well, except that it is a time when families gather together to eat a single meal. In that sense, Thanksgiving is very Italian. Tacchino (pronounced “tahk-keen-oh”) is the Italian word for turkey and, surprisingly, Italians eat a lot of turkey. I always think of …

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Day 2–Roma

See and download the full gallery on posterous Beyond words… There are times when words alone cannot explain or paint a complete enough description of an object. That is how I feel about the carved AD 2ndStupefacente! The National Museum of Rome (http://www.reidsguides.com/destinations/europe/italy/lazio/rome/sights/mnr_palazzo_massimo.html ) houses a collection of statuary (marble and bronze), frescoes, and mosaics that is not to be …

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Back in the saddle again…

See and download the full gallery on posterous Ah, Roma~ I returned late—very late—Sunday night from Rome, Italy, and there is so much to talk about. This was my seventh visit to Roma and every time I go I am reminded of my first trip there in Sept of 2001 with Richard and our mothers. Roma was our final destination …

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Siamo a Viterbo–We are in Viterbo

Ciao ciao tutti! We arrived last night in Vitero and caught Nonna leaving the house to go to Boy Scouts (which in Italian is “masi”–I need to double check that spelling when I have more time). It is interesting to be staying in the house and writing on the same computer that I used 4 years ago to send home …

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Rome, Verona and now Vicenza…

Ciao tutti, We are in Italy and, although it has been a bit chilly and rainy we are having a wonderful trip. I have tried to email a photo via Richard’s iphone, but alas, no such luck. I have eaten a lot of wonderful things and in Verona the most exotic thing has been horse…yes, horse. It was smoked–does that …

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