November 8 2016 / Uncategorized


Rome, Lazio

Dear friends, Eccoci! (Here we are) Thank you for your loooong patience and inquiries. Until now, I have been busy

March 9 2016 / Uncategorized

More of the good problem…

Dear friends, It’s been almost two years since we last wrote to you about our “good problem to have.” At

October 5 2014 / Uncategorized

Si ricomincia..!

Cari amici, Please forgive the prolonged absence! Two separate work projects and the travelling for them have had to take

September 25 2013 / Uncategorized

The light

Dear readers, It appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel (hopefully it’s not the train again),

June 22 2012 / Uncategorized

Gubbio’s 20th-Century Martyrs

Gubbio, Umbria

On June 22nd at the Mausoleo dei Quaranta Martiri, Gubbio pays homage to the forty civilians shot by the Germans

June 15 2012 / Uncategorized

A good problem to have…

Rome, Italy

Dear readers, in these few years ItalianNotebook has seen incredible growth. (More than 250,000 emails sent last month!). Grazie mille,

November 4 2011 / Uncategorized

Liguria Floods

Monterosso, Liguria

Many of you have asked for more information concerning the floods that hit Liguria last week (thanks again, Andi for

December 1 2010 / Uncategorized

Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici

Formichella, Umbria

(cont’d from part I) There are 23 centers like this all over Italy: locally, four in Tuscany, one in Lazio

November 29 2010 / Uncategorized

Mangia come un Italiano

Test – Very often I am asked: how do Italians manage to eat so much while they are so thin?

September 30 2010 / Uncategorized

Umbria Underground

Orvieto, Umbria

If there’s one thing humans understood soon after climbing out of the primordial soup, it’s that if you want to

June 18 2010 / Uncategorized

The Invisible Visitors

Rome, Lazio

Every summer tourists descend upon Rome without fail, but perhaps the true sign of summer is the arrival of another

May 25 2010 / Local Interest

A year on…

Roio Piano, Abruzzo

It has been almost 14 months since the Abruzzo earthquake and the devastation is still visible in l’Aquila and the

April 1 2009 / Uncategorized

Dome Refurbished


While it might be unfortunate for the visitors who will be coming to see it over the next few months,

May 27 2008 / Uncategorized

Gardeners Wanted . . Apply Within


Forget for a second that the magnificent Reggia di Caserta (Caserta Palace) was the largest building constructed in the 18th