Category Archives: Italy

Living Light in Liguria: Life at the House of the Sun

(This story, which I wrote for BootsnAll, sums up much of my experience at my last — for now — WWOOFing farm in Italy) “Oh Baba!” Massimo sighed as he lugged a heavy load of firewood into the house. Twenty-five … Continue reading

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Cuccìa for Lucia

I walked in for a morning cannolo (or, as the Sicilians would say, cannolu). There was nothing special about this particular pastry shop, and it was a bit early to be actively seeking out such indulgences, but this was my … Continue reading

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Up in the Valley

Light-skinned and clean-suited, Luigi looked more businessman than farmer and was, in fact, more businessman than farmer. A retired engineer, he’d moved back to Sicily from Bologna to take over the family land after his father passed away. Sitting in … Continue reading

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Al Bicerin

One of my favorite spots in Turin was Caffé Al Bicerin. Right in the historic Piazza della Consolata, Al Bicerin has the regal, old-school charm of The Plaza, sans stuffiness and with a bit more intimacy. One room houses a … Continue reading

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