Birthday in Borghetto sul Mincio

Last week was my 30th (!!!!!!) birthday. Weird. I still feel forever 25 for some reason. The actual day was a weekday so we just went out for a nice dinner, followed by the family celebration the next day (Matteo's mom has the same birthday!). Then, on the weekend, we had a somewhat socially-distanced birthday …

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Italian Summer

Fall has been officially ushered in with a couple of rainy & chilly weeks. After a long, sweltering summer at home, I'm not complaining. We did manage to make a couple of summer escapes. A couple of Saturdays in July we got up early & braved the lake-bound traffic jam towards Garda - sparkling turquoise …

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How to Get a Permesso di Soggiorno for Attesa Occupazione (Awaiting Employment)

While I had a bunch of downtime during lockdown, I took the opportunity to write some more practical information posts for anyone interested in that kind of thing. I guess you could consider this a 'permesso di soggiorno' series, the first part being how to get a permit for study. For me this one was …

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Fase 2

Well it's been a minute! Since I last wrote I've started back up working full-time (even overtime!) so I'm getting used to that again. Not complaining, especially with the nice weather, it's great to get out and be busy again. Until it gets unbearably hot out (probably soon) I will walk to my office and …

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