April 29, 2011


Eat Your Bread

I have a new favorite shop-it’s Panficio Rossi just a few few blocks from school. Now this doesn’t mean that I’ve given up the pasticceria, I’ve just added another stop to my foodie quest for local specialties. I figure you can have bread with any meal so why not buy a little something? The shop […]

April 27, 2011


Look Up

Are you wondering how I’m keeping busy over here on my own in Arezzo? Well, my mornings are taken up by school and usually I devote the early afternoon to homework and a little studying. I find if I don’t do it right after class, I’m less motivated as the day goes on. Late afternoons […]

April 26, 2011


Over The Wall

Whenever you walk around the centro of Arezzo, at some point you’ll find yourself walking up a hill. Some of them are gradual and others are steeper. At the top of the town is the Duomo (Cattedrale) and a beautiful park. The last time I stayed here it was cold, raining and some days hailing. […]

April 24, 2011


Buona Pasqua

Walking around town there are so many little details on buildings that touch my heart. I saw this yesterday and it brought to mind a song I used to sing in Latin when I was in choir back in grade school. I think we actually sang it at Christmas, but being that today is Easter, […]

April 23, 2011


My Salumi Stupor

When I’m not in class or at home studying, I’m walking around town stopping into each and every food shop I come across. Now, if you’ve been to Italy before you can well imagine that this could be a very dangerous habit. Just about every third shop has something to do with food and I […]

April 22, 2011


The Class Trip

One of the things I love about attending Cultura Italiana is that in addition to the very personalized language classes, there are school outings a few afternoons a week. Remember how much you looked forward to those class trips when you were in grammar school? Well it’s the same thing except without the name tags […]

April 21, 2011


Perfection In A Cup

Why do you have togo all the way to Italy to find a cappuccino like this? Every sip is pure perfection. There’s no separation of milk and coffee-it’s one entity, down to the last drop. I rushed to take this photo-I’m not one for taking pictures in food establishments. This will be a quick post-my […]

April 20, 2011


On The Street Where I Live

Yes, I love my new neighborhood. I really should call this a lane instead of a street, as it’s really quite narrow and cars aren’t allowed in (although I’m sure some of the tiny Italian cars could fit). It’s located in a quiet area but is really rather close to both Corso Italia (the main […]

April 19, 2011


I’m In Heaven

This photo looks almost like it could have been taken at our house. I have tablecloth just like that. But it’s not. This is my first meal in my new home for the next two weeks-my apartment in Arezzo. After two flights, a taxi ride and then a train, I have arrived. I should be […]

April 12, 2011


I Need A Blogging Pardon

Okay. I confess. I’ve been a bad blogger. I’ve been busy. What am I busy doing? Preparing for my time in Italy! Here’s the scoop: I leave next Monday for Arezzo. I’m flying to Florence and taking the train down to Arezzo where I’ll be in school for about two weeks. I’ll be studying grammar, […]