Autumn Has Arrived

One of the things I love most about living in Italy is the existence of four distinct seasons.  During my past life in the USA, specifically in Washington, D.C., seasons were determined by the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes winds, and the occasional hurricane making landfall. In Italy, Summer is long and hot. Winter […]

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Radicchio

Radicchio is that beautiful and eye-catching vegetable that makes the joy of every photographer when strolling at any Farmers’ Market in Italy. You’ll see it from now, until the beginning of March. I helps replenish our diets with the needed vitamins (A & B), and minerals. It is pronounced raˈdikkjo.  Radicchio is the result of […]

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When “Made in Italy” Was a Great

A New School of Fashion By the end of World War II, Italian fashion artists understood the desperate need for more accessible, comfortable, and yet equally refined and tailored collections. By the ‘59s names such Emilio Schuberth, Sorelle Fontana (the Fontana sisters), Contessa Simonetta Visconti, Roberto Capucci, and Alberto Fabiani from Rome, Jole Veneziani of […]

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