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From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy
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From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy

I have a confession. Despite having lived in Italy for nearly three years and having studied Italian off and on for a number of years, I have a long way to go before I can consider myself fully fluent in the language. There has been one time, however, when I felt really confident about my Italian…

Ancient Greek Temples and Mozzarella di Bufala in Paestum
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Ancient Greek Temples and Mozzarella di Bufala in Paestum

If you tell a Roman that you are going Paestum for the weekend, invariably he or she will tell you: “Make sure you pick up some mozzarella di bufala.” Paestum and Its Greek Roots and Ruins Paestum is a sight to see without the culinary pit stop. A city known as “Poseidonia” when it was part…

Italy Hotel Recommendations: Quick Reviews of Places I Have Stayed in Italy

Italy Hotel Recommendations: Quick Reviews of Places I Have Stayed in Italy

Following is a list of hotels in Italy that I personally recommend. I have stayed in all of them and found them adequate if not absolutely superb. I am a very practical traveler, often opting for budget-friendly stays over more opulent ones. Most accommodations in this list are mid-range (3-star) hotels, are great for families,…