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How to dress in Florence, Italy

I love this photo. I like it so much that I bought it for myself, my dad and pretty much anyone who likes anything in black & white. The enigmatic appeal of the American girl in Italy. One has to look at a photo like this and say, wow – those Italians were so elegant. Well, pretty much they still are except for the occasional shiny silver sneaker and black puffy trash bag jacket. While I personally wouldn’t describe Italians…

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How to Spell in Italian Over the Phone

One of the scariest moments for a non native speaker living in Italy is calling/dealing with anything bureaucratic in Italian. I know from personal experience how daunting doing anything requiring giving info over the phone, such as your codice fiscale . An experience I liken to ancient forms of torture, like bamboo shoots under the nails. Personally my voice used to get higher and higher and I actually used to sometimes even hold the phone away from my face and wince. Not…

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