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New Episode of Podcast from Italy: Memories of our 1st Christmas in Italy 10 Years Ago...

After a month of work at the house and visiting family in the States, we are back reminiscing about our first Christmas in Italy, 10 years ago! Jason runs down his top list of Christmas gifts for the cook and we compare Christmas in the States vs Ita...
by La Tavola Marche on Dec 16, 2016

Language Lunedi’ – The Dreaded Re-entry

This past weekend and maybe the upcoming weekend (for rebels looking to vacation right up until the last-minute), is known as the “rientro.” When using this word as it relates to vacation, it would mean, “returning home” or...
by Italy Translated on Sep 5, 2016

Language Lunedi’ – I Nonni

Lately I have been catching some fun photos of gli anziani – seniors.  Most anziani are nonni – grandparents.  Grandparents play a very important part in Italian culture.  This usually comes in the form of giving out insightful... Read...
by Italy Translated on Apr 11, 2016

Podcast #85 - Holiday Wrap Up, House Hunting & How we Travel

Happy New Year from Italy! Buon Anno Nuovo!The latest podcast is up: This week we share our holiday traditions, including a special segment narrated by Dr. Gaggi! We marvel at the warm winter weather! Plus we're house hunting for the NEXT location...
by La Tavola Marche on Jan 4, 2016

A Tuscan Christmas Gathering & A NEW Blog!

Over the rivers and through the woods passing thru Le Marche and Umbria along the way, to gather by the roaring fire & meet new friends,  to share a festive table & eat a gorgeous meal. We poured endless red, ate too much and returned...
by La Tavola Marche on Dec 26, 2015

Cappelletti: A Christmas Story

Year after year I have posted and reposted the recipe for cappelletti in brodo - the most famous typical pasta dish eaten on Christmas Day! This year I recorded a short timelapse video of making kilos of this handmade pasta but the best part is it's...
by La Tavola Marche on Dec 23, 2015

Podcast from Italy: Roasting Chestnuts While Podcasting & Periscoping!!

Homemade CappellettiToday's podcast is a little different - we woke up early to simultaneously record a podcast & LIVE! Periscope video! Thanks to everyone that sent us your questions - both ahead of time and while the periscope feed was live!
by La Tavola Marche on Dec 19, 2015

Language Lunedi’ – Greetings

  Today I ran into a friend I have not seen in a long time.  In Italy usually your friends greet you with the double kiss – one on each side of the cheek.  But since she is... Read More...
by Italy Translated on Dec 14, 2015

Language Lunedi’ – Greetings

Today I ran into a friend I have not seen in a long time.  In Italy usually your friends greet you with the double kiss – one on each side of the cheek.  But since she is Swiss,  she gave me three kisses (because apparently the Swiss do […...
by Italy Translated on Dec 14, 2015

Podcast from Italy: #83 - Travels to Spain, France & Sicily...

Agrigento, Valley of the Temples - SicilyThank you to all the fans that emailed us to continue the podcast - we were overwhelmed by your kind words!! After our longest hiatus we are back with hopefully a weekly podcast for you about our life in Ita...
by La Tavola Marche on Dec 5, 2015

How to Buy Groceries in Italy

  My dear friend Alida over at My Little Italian Kitchen recently interviewed me for her blog.    She is an Italian living in England and wanted my perspective of an American living in Italy.  She asked me about some... Read More...
by Italy Translated on Nov 24, 2015

How to Buy Groceries in Italy

  My dear friend Alida over at My Little Italian Kitchen recently interviewed me for her blog.    She is an Italian living in England and wanted my perspective of an American living in Italy.  She asked me about some of the challenges I enc...
by Italy Translated on Nov 24, 2015

Language Lunedi’ – La Famiglia

Language lunedi’ – it has been ages since I put up a language post.  But having just returned from visiting my family, I thought what could be more appropriate than a little lesson related to center of Italian life:  la famiglia? I thin...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Aug 24, 2015

Language Lunedi’ – La Famiglia

Language lunedi’ – it has been ages since I put up a language post.  But having just returned from visiting my family, I thought what could be more appropriate than a little lesson related to center of Italian life:  la famiglia? I thin...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Aug 24, 2015

Summer Vacation Shut Down in Italy

  This will be me for the next few weeks.  What does the sign mean?  Well, you will usually see some type of sign that says “Chiuso per Ferie” on most family run cafes, stores and restaurants for at least a few weeks in August if n...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 17, 2015

Summer Vacation Shut Down in Italy

  This will be me for the next few weeks.  What does the sign mean?  Well, you will usually see some type of sign that says “Chiuso per Ferie” on most family run cafes, stores and restaurants for at least a few weeks in August if n...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 17, 2015

How to Clean Like an Italian (Well – How to Fake It)

Procter & Gamble conducted a study in 2006 on the number of hours per week women around the world cleaned.  In America the number was 4.  In Italy:  21 hours.  Yes, 21 hours.  This number seems nuts but does not really surprise me.  If you...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 14, 2015

How to Clean Like an Italian (Well – How to Fake It)

Procter & Gamble conducted a study in 2006 on the number of hours per week women around the world cleaned.  In America the number was 4.  In Italy:  21 hours.  Yes, 21 hours.  This number seems nuts but does not really surprise me.  If you...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 14, 2015

Staying Safe in Italy

When I first moved to Italy, people were constantly stealing from me – my wallet from my purse, money from my coat pocket, countless phones from my backpack.  Last week, I was on a city bus in Milan and I foolishly had my small wallet in the o...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 10, 2015

Staying Safe in Italy

When I first moved to Italy, people were constantly stealing from me – my wallet from my purse, money from my coat pocket, countless phones from my backpack.  Last week, I was on a city bus in Milan and I foolishly had my small wallet in the o...
by Vino Vita Viaggi on Jul 10, 2015


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