Tag: ITALY

ITALIAN IN SCOTLAND: THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE CHOOSING MY FOREIGN UNIVERSITY

University is kind of a big deal. Although many people will tell you otherwise, it’s just the reality of facts. When choosing your University, you are not simply picking a course over another: you are selecting a city, a set of people, a whole… Continue Reading “ITALIAN IN SCOTLAND: THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE CHOOSING MY FOREIGN UNIVERSITY”

BUSKING SUNDAYS: Rodolfo Bignardi

Find out a little more on this week’s busker!

REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK: REPATRIATING TO ITALY (FROM THE UK)

Italy. The country of art, of music, of literature. And most importantly, the country of contrasts.

Find out what my reverse culture shocks were when moving back to my home country.

STORY TIME: The Fontana di Trevi incident.

Throwback to a good ten years ago (God, I feel old). Italy. Rome. The Trevi Fountain. Nice right? Picture me and my parents, happily enjoying the sunny day as we stroll through the Roman alleyways in the direction of the Trevi Fountain. It’s not… Continue Reading “STORY TIME: The Fontana di Trevi incident.”

NO PLACE IS PERFECT.

I love Italy. I truly do. Countless times we’ve been told there is no place like home, and I can testify and support that thought like I can scream my own name to the world. After travelling to many places and falling in love… Continue Reading “NO PLACE IS PERFECT.”

STORY TIME: Getting fined in Portovenere.

They say a life without risk, is hardly life at all. And isn’t this true – from smaller adventures to full scale escapades, our life’s most exciting times are hardly ones where we follow rules closely. You see it in history – what would… Continue Reading “STORY TIME: Getting fined in Portovenere.”

SUMMER PLANNING

When I was younger, summer used to be the time where I got to escape from the reality of my hometown for a little bit. Be it a week, three or four, I always managed to retaliate a short period of time for myself,… Continue Reading “SUMMER PLANNING”

EXPLORING HOME: CINQUE TERRE, PORTOVENERE, VIAREGGIO

In my 2017 resolutions, I listed “visiting my own region a bit more” as one of my top priorities. I was adamant to do this as I realised much of the beauty of my country was getting lost on me, as I wasted my… Continue Reading “EXPLORING HOME: CINQUE TERRE, PORTOVENERE, VIAREGGIO”