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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. […]

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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 […]

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I Cipressi

Now that the renovation of the home has been completed, it is time to turn our attention to the exterior of the house.  At present it is a bit too austere for our tastes.  The former owner purchased the house in 2002 as a ruin.  There was no electricity until 2008 and he had to […]