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No more coins into the Trevi Fountain

Italy has been sealed off for three weeks now. Without tourists, no single coin is going to come in the Trevi Fountain. This has...

Baby could be your newest obsession

BABY COULD BE YOUR NEWEST OBSESSION I was met with a friendly “ciao” and a nice conversation when I recently met actor Lorenzo Zurzolo, who plays...

Bond, Giacomo Bond

BOND, GIACOMO BOND It was buzzing all around in Talamone, the village where I live.  “James Bond is coming!”  The fictional secret agent of Her Majesty the...

No more coins into the Trevi Fountain

Italy has been sealed off for three weeks now. Without tourists, no single coin is going to come in the Trevi Fountain. This has...

Virus won’t be eradicated

"Why didn't you go into self-isolation." This, almost accusing, question came from a colleague of mine in Rome. For my newspaper, I had been...

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No more coins into the Trevi Fountain

Italy has been sealed off for three weeks now. Without tourists, no single coin is going to come in the Trevi Fountain. This has...

Virus won’t be eradicated

"Why didn't you go into self-isolation." This, almost accusing, question came from a colleague of mine in Rome. For my newspaper, I had been...

Sanremo Festival never bores

(2003) Following an annual song contest, National or European, on TV is one thing, but five nights in a row the Sanremo Music Festival (officially:...

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Showman from Lajatico

SHOWMAN FROM LAJATICO A man is found unconscious on the floor of the Edinburgh Cathedral, so I read in the newspaper. A month later the...

Sarah Lackey

SARAH LACKEY Sarah Lackey studies in Rome and is from California. She lives for the views from the Vittorio Emanuele Monument at sunset, a good...

Sanremo Festival never bores

(2003) Following an annual song contest, National or European, on TV is one thing, but five nights in a row the Sanremo Music Festival (officially:...

Virus won’t be eradicated

"Why didn't you go into self-isolation." This, almost accusing, question came from a colleague of mine in Rome. For my newspaper, I had been...

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Calabrese dochter

Ik heb een (nogal drukke) Calabrese dochter. Ze is kind van Cosenza, een stad in het noorden van Calabria. Het was tijd om op...

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No more coins into the Trevi Fountain

Italy has been sealed off for three weeks now. Without tourists, no single coin is going to come in the Trevi Fountain. This has...

Virus won’t be eradicated

"Why didn't you go into self-isolation." This, almost accusing, question came from a colleague of mine in Rome. For my newspaper, I had been...

Sanremo Festival never bores

(2003) Following an annual song contest, National or European, on TV is one thing, but five nights in a row the Sanremo Music Festival (officially:...

New Italian film museum is true experience

The new Italian film museum couldn't find a better place than in Cinecittà in Rome, the mecca of Italian film. The musuem that opened...

Baby could be your newest obsession

BABY COULD BE YOUR NEWEST OBSESSION I was met with a friendly “ciao” and a nice conversation when I recently met actor Lorenzo Zurzolo, who plays...

Bond, Giacomo Bond

BOND, GIACOMO BOND It was buzzing all around in Talamone, the village where I live.  “James Bond is coming!”  The fictional secret agent of Her Majesty the...