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Ground Hog Day in Italy?

February 2024 All Things Italy A February afternoon’s bright sunshine, greenery, and shadows in Rome’s park of the Villa Doria Pamphili Greetings, Friends!  I hope...
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From Rome in 1869 to Chioggia in 2023 December All Things Italy

Thomas Buchanan Read’s The Angel Appearing before the Shepherds, painted in Rome, 1869-70. Image from the Dayton Art Institute & Wikimedia Commons. Dear Friends:  December...
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How to Hug a Goat & other thoughts of holding tight to traditions September 2023 All Things Italy

Goats near Messina in Sicily, from Sicilianu102, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Dear friends,  First, a welcome to the newcomers to All Things...

Why Group Travel? July 2023 All Things Italy

Our small group at the Santuario della Verna in Umbria. The site is associated with St. Francis of Assisi. Photo Credit: Jenn Simmons Why Group...

All Things Italy February 2023

Time Warp and Culture Waves  Not far from Rome's colosseum, a skateboard park constructed for a 2022 competition bustles with activity on a winter Sunday...