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Orientation in the Countryside

Here is a bit of a summary on our celebratory day in the countryside! We began the day at Piramide Metro Station; as a last-minute… More

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Orientation in the Countryside

Tina Rocchio January 27, 2018

Here is a bit of a summary on our celebratory day in the countryside! We began the day at Piramide Metro Station; as a last-minute switcharoo, I took nearly half the group off to the Farmer's Market of Circo Massimo (Saturdays&Sundays only) while the… More

Italy in Millennial Mainstream Media

Tina Rocchio June 2, 2017

 Just the other night, I happened upon the Netflix program Master of None, written and acted by Aziz Ansari. Generally, when I see Italy depicted by the English or American media, my first reaction is to shrink and wince, expecting the worst generalizations… More

Buone Ferie!

Tina Rocchio July 29, 2016

In Rome, one doesn’t just “take the heat”, she absorbs it, assimilates it, becomes it. In my primer years, before becoming fully Italian, I would roll around naked on the ceramic tile floors of my newlywed apartment in a small bowl of a city in Tuscany… More

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