Monthly Archives: May 2014

I Madonnari

“I Pittori dei Marciapiedi” or “street painters” are the artists of I Madonnari, a festival depicting an art form possibly dating back to 13th c. (some say 16th c.) Italy.  The history is fascinating.  This ancient practice– using chalk, brick, … Continue reading

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Il Nostro Viaggio in Puglia

In April-May 2014 Bill and I joined a group of 11 other Californians on a fascinating trip to Puglia, “the heel of Italy’s boot.”  This is the first of several posts, but not in succession (to avoid “who cares?” from … Continue reading

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Doggy Bags?

Why is it common practice to take home leftover restaurant food in America, but not in Italy? Mi ricordo di un aneddoto che la mia prima insegnante italiana mi aveva detto a Los Angeles circa 12 anni fa.  Mi aveva … Continue reading

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