Si fa o non si fa?

Si fa o non si fa? – As part of cultural awareness it is very important (sometimes vital) to know what to do and what better not to,  when travelling to a foreign country. There are parts of the world where it is better to not blow your nose in public, keep shoes on or…

Nuovi esempi di comunicazione

  Nuovi esempi di comunicazione-New examples of communication : Watch this beautiful spot from Lavazza by Armando Testa. I know, it is an advert and , in the end, you may say, that all that the company wants it  to sell coffee. I believe that the way we choose to communicate is important. Publicity and…

GLI ALTRI EROI DELLA QUARANTENA…

Stanno ogni mattina davanti ad un monitor.  Computer, palmare, telefonino.  Non sono tutti uguali. Dipende da quanti figli ci sono in una famiglia e dai mezzi economici di cui si dispone.  Ma per loro non cambia molto.  Si collegano e rispondono all’appello. Presente, presente, presente… Vocine impastate dal sonno, quaderni, libri e penne sparsi sul…

Quarantine Natural Remedies – Garlic Honey (EN-IT)

Quarantine Natural Remedies: The quarantine continues and today we have decided to address some of the questions that friends and readers have asked us. We would like to be able to share some simple remedies  useful to keep in good health as well as  suggesting how to use  herbs for those of us feeling worried…

Aceto & Rosmarino – Le Ricette della nonna, la mia (dual language)

Aceto & Rosmarino – Le Ricette della nonna, la mia (IT) Inspiro l’odore pungente dell’aceto seguito dall’aroma del Rosmarino e, improvvisamente, sono trasportata nella cucina di mia nonna. I suoi occhi verde giada concentrati su qualcosa che sta cucinando, i suoi capelli lisci perfetti, tagliati a caschetto, una specie di attrice del cinema in bianco…

Lavender Wine to fight dark times (dual language)

Lavender Wine to fight dark times by Marì R. – What a time is this?! News all around us give the impression of dark times.  We have to react, get out of this negative circle! Its winter, but you cannot cough, you cannot sneeze, you cannot even blow your nose! I feel like a medieval…

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana : Itineraries planned for, and led by, women to UNPLUG & ENJOY some ME-TIME Traveling Alone – It can be such a rewarding experience! Learning to travel alone can be the occasion to grow and re-connect with your inner –self. In the meantime, you can enjoy the companionship…

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream:  I discovered Simona Bertocchi…while eating an ice cream in Siena during a “Gelato Experience” with my language students. My passion for food and culture together with my obvious sweet tooth (hidden behind a “cultural mission”) is always a good excuse. Novel and Ice cream ? Simona is an Italian…

Ferragosto

Buon Ferragosto wherever you are! What’s Ferragosto? August 15th in Italy, according to the Catholic Church, is the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. However, the holiday in Italy is older and comes from the Latin “Feriae Augusti”‘, celebrations for the Emperor Augustus in Roman times. You will find crowded places at…

Cheerful Lemon – L’Allegro Limone (dual language article)

 (EN) Cheerful Lemon: Theory & Practice : Yellow is a splash of energy and the colour of Summer and Lemons. I love lemons and even though I am not so lucky to have easy access to the wonderful huge ones from the Amalfi Coast, I still can find and use very good quality organic lemons…