Italy

I moved to Italy the first time because I was in love with their design, culture, and language. After living in Italy awhile began to realize that once you know the language, even a rough version, the country and people open up to you. It’s kind of the difference between giving someone some food and teaching them to grow food.

So instead of learning a few recipes, the way that you cook will simply be changed. It’s a way of thinking/feeling a relationship to food and hospitality that most Italian people seem to have naturally, you’ll begin to embrace it. It’s an amazing culture, and when you’re speaking Italian and begin eventually thinking in Italian and enjoying the life in Italy, you will find it joyous and relaxing.

In my opinion the most important thing to prepare for visiting Italy is to learn some Italian even a little before go and then continue to learn Italian when you’re there. If you are polite and respectful, you will most surely make friends with some Italian people and they will show you what they think is beautiful, an Italy you would never see otherwise. I sincerely believe this will be a much more amazing experience than going and taking a single cooking class or tour and you will have a much more long-term positive impact on the quality of your life and health.

Please join me in supporting the Italian language continuing to be taught in our local school systems.

 

Seattle:
depts.washington.edu/frenital
www.scuolaseattle.com
www.seattlelanguages.com
www.wal.org/wl/classdesc/italian.html
www.danteseattle.org

Books/audio:

Sentieri \251 2011Attraverso l’italia contemporanea – Julia M. Cozzarelli
Parliamo italiano!: A Communicative Approach by Suzanne Branciforte and Anna Grassi
A vicenda: Cultura by Romana Capek-Habekovic and Claudio Mazzola progetto italiano – book and Audio CD

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Tuscany – renting or buying property:
Elena Cantinelli
intermediazioni immobiliari
tel/fax +39 055 5040092
mobile +39 335 7889353
intermediazionimmobiliari@hotmai.it

Rome – renting or buying property:
www.beatrome.com

Rome – hotel:
The Grand Hotel Plaza
www.grandhotelplaza.com

 

Restaurants Rome:

NINO
www.ristorantenino.it

 

la Campana

Vicolo della Campana, 18

[tra via della Scrofa e Piazza Nicosia]

Roma

Family owned, established 1526 and possibly the oldest restaurant in Rome.

Paolo Trancassini

http://www.ristorantelacampana.com/

http://themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/places/2011/06/07/risorante-la-campana/

 

coffee

Ciampini – cafe

Via della Fontinella di Borghese, 59

Roma

http://www.ciampini.net/

 

 Aperitivo / cocktails

Recafe – Pizza alla Napoli / Cocktails

L.go dei Lombardi, 9

piazza Augusto Imperatore, 36

Roma

http://www.recafe.it/

 

Bar del Fico

Bar

Piazza del Fico 26

Restaurant

Via della Pace, 34/35 Roma

http://www.bardelfico.it/

 

 Night clubs Rome:

SAPONERIA CLUB

Via degli Argonauti, 20 Libetta Village | Ostiense | Roma Infoline, Liste e Prenotazioni:
+39 06 5746999

Goa Club
Via Giuseppe Libetta, 13, 00154 Roma, Italy
+39 06 574 8277

Summer: 

Bagno Dalmazia
www.bagnodalmazia.it

 

 

 

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