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Culture Shock

Culture Shock is this month’s topic for Dolce Vita Bloggers. There are many differences between living in Italy and living in the United States.  Some better, some worse, and ‘some just plain frustrating’.   Italians (and most of Europe) sensibly respect the hours reserved for the daily ‘pausa’.  This varies city by city and town by town. […]

Inspirational Woman

This Thursday, 8 March is the International Women’s Day that celebrates women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.  What a timely suggestion from fellow Dolce Vita Bloggers to write about a woman who has inspired me. Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri was born on July 11, 1967, in London, England, […]

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Our First Vintage

This year we returned to Italy earlier than usual.  That meant cooler temperatures and more wood burning fires in the evenings.  However, the briskness in the air  did not stop us from hosting family and friends and sharing the unveiling of our 2016 wine.  Even though it will benefit from two additional months in the […]

Città della Pieve

In addition to our desire to explore the many hill towns that surround the house there is always the crucial question – where do we stop for lunch (pranzo)?  We typically organize our excursions to encompass touring and exploration in the morning, followed by a lovely pranzo in some yet undiscovered trattoria, and then afterwards […]