Stumbling Through Italy

Author: Niall Allsop
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781453849781
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In September 1999 Niall Allsop and his wife Kay flew to Pisa and stepped onto Italian soil for the first time. Within six months they returned and therafter they visited Italy at least twice a year, usually to the most southerly provinces of Apulia and Calabria and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They knew they holidayed differently to other people and in Italy, despite the lack of language, they found themselves somehow drawn into people's lives and homes; they had experiences and encounters that seemed to pass others by. 'Stumbling through Italy' is the irreverent chronicle of their Italian travels and the people they met there up to the summer of 2008 ... when, finally reconciled to the inevitable, they returned to Italy one last time. Which, as they say, is another story. Also included are chapters on the idiosyncrasies of the Italian language and the Italian driving experience. The sequel to 'Stumbling through Italy', 'Scratching the toe of Italy', is also available.

Scratching The Toe Of Italy

Author: Niall Allsop
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781468147667
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In July 2008 Niall Allsop and his wife Kay returned to the UK after their third holiday in Calabria near the small hill-top town of Santa Severina; the plan was to return the following summer. Ten weeks later, their left-hand drive Clio bursting at the seams, they left their home in south-west England and headed for the coast on the first leg of their journey back to Calabria to live. Scratching the toe of Italy continues the story from where Stumbling through Italy left off and explains how their move to Italy came about, the logistics of the move itself and what happened next. It is the story of two adventurous pensioners adapting to being the only English-speaking people in a small Calabrian town, of the new friends they made and the home they created there. Scratching the toe of Italy is a heart-warming chronicle of perseverance and optimism, of the struggle to come to grips with a new language and a new culture, of starting each day with the certain knowledge that it will not turn out as expected.

The Voiages And Travels Of John Struys Through Italy Greece Muscovy Tartary Media Persia East India Japan And Other Countries In Europe Africa And Asia

Author: Jan Janszoon Struys
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The Perillous And Most Unhappy Voyages Of John Struys Through Italy Greece Lifeland Moscovia Tartary Media Persia East India Japan And Other Places In Europe Africa And Asia

Author: Jan Janszoon Struys
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Home To Italy

Author: Peter Pezzelli
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758265557
Size: 20,15 MB
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In this delightful, moving debut novel, Peter Pezzelli brings to life the earthy sensuality of Tuscany-- the smell of just-baked bread wafting through the village piazza;the shopkeepers sweeping the sidewalks under the warm, early morning sun;groups of cyclists dotting the mountain roads--and spins a story of May-December romance as sharp and delicious as the olives of Villa San Giuseppe. . . Sometimes You Have To Travel Far To Find Your Way Home. After the death of his beloved wife, Anna, Peppi's family and friends expect him to bury his grief by tending to his gardens and taking long rides on his bike. Instead, Peppi shocks them all with his decision to return to Villa San Giuseppe, the small Italian village where he spent his childhood, and to il mulino, his family's old mill. But once he's back, he temporarily moves into an apartment over the candy factory run by his childhood best friend, Luca. It is modest, but livable, with a lovely view of Luca's neglected gardens and his equally neglected daughter, the fiery Lucrezia. More a force of nature than a woman, Lucrezia's legendary temper and workaholic schedule hide the very real pain she feels over her husband's death years before. At first, she tolerates Peppi as an eccentric annoyance--her father's strange but handsome American friend who fixes things around the factory and is bringing the gardens back to life. But soon, Lucrezia's interest in Peppi deepens. Like a high wind, the gossip is flying through Villa San Giuseppe--Lucrezia's making it to dinner on time. She's eating olives from a man's hand. She's wearing heels. Now, under the warm Tuscan sun, a tentative romance begins to bloom between the grieving pair, yielding to a surprisingly strong passion with the power to heal life's wounds and promise second chances. . .

The Voyage Of Italy Or A Compleat Journey Through Italy

Author: Richard Lassels
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Living In Italy The Real Deal Hilarious Expat Adventures

Author: Stef Smulders
Editor: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1507158858
Size: 20,66 MB
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Read the Dutch bestseller, now available in translation. Already over 30.000 copies sold! Would you dare to follow your dream and move or retire to Italy to live La Dolce Vita? Have a Reality Check first. Would you dare to follow your dream and move or retire to Italy? Stef & Nico did, although their dog Sara had her doubts. Now from your comfortable armchair you can share in the hilarious & horrendous adventures they experienced when they moved to Italy to start a bed and breakfast. For lovers of amusing travelogue memoirs who like a good laugh. And for those interested in practical advice on how to buy a house in Italy there is useful information along the way, pleasantly presented within the short stories. Glossary of Italian words included! Learn the true meaning of Italian phrases and expressions like "non ci sono problemi", "di fiducia", "persone serie", "tutto a norma" and many more. Learn a bit of the foreign language before going to Italy. "a comical, often downright hilarious account" Reader's Favorite Review ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ "Smulders' storytelling artistry is wildly entertaining" Blogcritics/Reader Views ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ "There is more of the flavor of Italy in this book than in ... Frances Mayes’ ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’" Amazon review by Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER "now I can add Stef Smulders to the list of my favorite ex-pat authors" N.N. Light In 2008 Stef Smulders, his partner Nico and their dog Saar emigrated to Italy to start a new life and set up their B&B Villa I Due Padroni. They sold their home, left their friends and family behind and took a leap into the unknown. Now Stef shares his experiences in a collection of witty short stories. The book treats the trials and

The Story Of The American Red Cross In Italy

Author: Charles Montague Bakewell
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One Night In Italy

Author: Lucy Diamond
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447248546
Size: 12,74 MB
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One Night in Italy is a charming, funny and heartwarming novel from Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe. Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out . . . Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person. Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life – and love – can surprise you when you least expect it. As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

Stumbling Down The Shamanic Path

Author: Michele Burdet
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440152063
Size: 18,49 MB
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Stumbling Down the Shamanic Path relates how a spiritual skeptic became a questioner, a meditator who avoided gurus, an explorer of earth energies, and then met the teacher who discerned the shaman sleeping in the spirit of a middle-aged alpinist. That was only the beginning, for pursuit of this new tack offered a new set of hurdles. After years of bumpy roads, Michele Burdet is today a practitioner of ancient shamanic arts such as soul retrieval and is teaching apprentices to carry on the torch of what she likes to call "prehistoric psychotherapy.""