All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Italian gardens’

Lunch in Venice~

See and download the full gallery on posterous I Love You—now hush~ Yesterday Richard sent a book title to me that perfectly captured a lunch experience with a French couple that we had in Venice. But before that, let me tell you about one of our first lunch experiences in Venice—a very popular inn and restaurant that was ours alone …

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When the outside comes in~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Awaiting Spring~ It has been a colder than usual winter here in the South. Yes, I know those of you north of the Mason-Dixon line have certainly had your fill of it, too. We have several potted citrus trees, which usually spend their winter outside; however, on the rare occasions where the …

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They say Venezia; we say Venice~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Una bella vista~ We were only there five nights, but Venezia made such a strong impression that it needs more than the previous blog posts to do it justice. With Carnevale season here, I think it is appropriate to talk about the two sides of Venice that are reflected even in the …

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La Parola del Giorno~ The Word of the Day~

STUPEFACENTE~ This is one of my favorite Italian words, if only for the fact that it is one of the few words I know to express astonishment. The word is pronounced “stoop-ay-fah-CHEN-tay” and you can no doubt see that it is similar to the English word “stupefying,” so you already know how to translate it. Lately, “stupefacente” has been swimming …

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Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

See and download the full gallery on posterous Day 5: Verona~ Having worked at a theatre specializing in Shakespeare for over 20 years, it is no surprise that the first thing that comes to my mind when hearing “Verona” is the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. I know—predictable. Luckily, it was one of the last things we concerned ourselves …

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La Parola del Giorno~ the Word of the Day

Disastro~ There are many Italian words whose meanings are obvious to us all. Their spellings are very similar to their English counterparts, which at times makes one believe that learning Italian could be an easy task. Trust me, it’s not: however, I will say that it should never stop anyone from trying to learn the language, or any foreign language …

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The not-so-secret gardens~

A walk in the park~ When traveling to Italy, our first order of business is to start the Gardens We Want to Visit list. Often times, this list gets started long before the plane tickets are purchased. Cities and towns all across Italy have gardens to see and villas to tour. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy …

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