In Love with France, At Home In Italy

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In Love with France, At Home In Italy
How did a life-long Francophile end up forsaking la belle France for la dolce vita in middle-of-nowhere Italy?
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  • IF YOU MUST HAVE A SMALL MISADVENTURE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE IT IN ITALY? 3 years ago We try to steer clear of the mal'occhio (the "evil eye" that causes bad things to happen). But the same week of our little bumper mishap, a close friend told us about his own "contretemps." That's a fancy French word for problems that can arise when one is entering a parking lot at the same time...
  • HOW HITTING YOUR BUMPER WHILE BACKING UP INTO JUST ONE IVY-COVERED STONE WALL CAN PUT A DAMPER ON YOUR DAY 3 years ago OOPS!Ivy-covered walls in the Italian countryside are picturesque, but not always as innocent as they look.We thought it would be a good idea to hop into our 1999 Renault to take it for a spin. After all, the poor thing had been sitting there for far too long exercising its primary function as a...
  • GENIUSES TO THE RESCUE DURING THIS DAY OF DRAMA! 3 years ago This is an embarrassed Donatella trying to get back on her horse. Could it be that a year has gone by without postings? How is this possible? The short answer is that Donatella's academic alter ego was writing a book, retired from her beloved university posts of 33 years, and downsized after 35...
  • CODA: LEONARDO'S GETAWAY 3 years ago This is the sequel to "Geniuses to the rescue during this day of drama!")It's lunchtime, and Leonardo was really happy to see the back of us!(We reassured him that the other route outa here wasn't half as bad, and when we took it to town later in the day, we were relieved not to find him stuck...
  • HOW DO WE KNOW WE ARE BACK IN BELLA ITALIA? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS 4 years ago Everything was unusually calm and well organized at the airport. WHAT? Where was all the chaos that always tells us we're back in our adopted country? Instead of having to run around like a nut in order to find a porter with a cart big enough to hold our dog's crate (which happens to be... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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