Entries Tagged as 'Culture'

Skeleton Keys

March 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

When I was in the US this last trip, my colleagues saw my house keys and wondered…do you actually use that key to get into your house? After 8 years I’ve become pretty immune to keys which I consider “skeleton keys” – long, imposing keys that are used to open deadbolts on big doors here […]

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At the Italian movies, Manuale d’Amore 3

February 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

When I lived in the US, I loved going to the movies often. At HP I used to go with my colleagues when a new movie came out and we would take a long lunch break and go tho the earliest showing. When I lived in Rome, I didn’t have money to eat out but […]

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10 Tourist Mistakes when Visiting Italy: Tipping, Tickets, and More

June 9th, 2010 · 119 Comments

Love Italy? You should check out my book about How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy!  It’s available on Amazon! Get your copy or tell a friend! Here are some common mistakes and misconceptions tourists have about traveling in Italy. After posting about how my diet has changed since moving to Italy 7 years ago, I’ve also […]

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Tags: Culture · Discovering Italy · Italy · Tips

Italian Hand Gestures: It’s a Dance

March 4th, 2010 · 20 Comments

When people think of Italy, they focus on the food, the wine, and the wonderful historical monuments that are in every corner of the country. But if you look closer, you’ll notice some small details that are a big part of Italian culture. What, exactly? Watch to find out. Perhaps you haven’t been keeping up […]

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Jobs, Teaching, Live, Work in Italy – Ask Ms. Adventures v.2

August 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Here’s the next round of questions that were sent to me following up on Help! How to Live and Work in Italy and Dear Ms. Adventures: Help Me Move to Italy! If you have a question, be sure to read the previous posts as your question may have already been answered. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR QUESTION […]

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Tags: Culture · Expats · Italy · Tips