What a strange time

We leave Italy in less than a month.  In some ways I can’t believe it at all.  In other ways, it feels completely natural.  I could live here forever.  But it’s also time to go.

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You should TOTALLY go see the live Nativity Scene at Civita di Bagnoregio next weekend

So this is a post of limited relevance to many, but IF you are in Italy next weekend, you should totes check out the presepe vivente (live Nativity Scene) in Civita di Bagnoregio.

If the weather is good that is.  We had pretty mild conditions and loved it.  A friend who went last year said it was bitterly cold and windy.  I can definitely see how that would put a damper on the fun.

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Typical Italy {Day Trip to San Gregorio da Sassola}

This weekend, we had what I would call a very Italian experience.  Not always what you planned on, but interesting and fun if you are open to it.

As planned, we set off on our day trip to San Gregorio da Sassola for the Sagra del Cinghiale AKA the tasty boar festival.  We knew the weather looked bleak.  Rain predicted on and off all day.  We decided to chance it.  A warm rain feels different than a wet rain, right?  We armed ourselves with rainboots, jackets, and umbrellas and set off.

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Just a few thoughts on Sicily

Sorry for the radio silence, folks.  We just got back from a week and a half in Sicily.  I have all sorts of content planned for you, like How to Take the Ferry in Italy, an Itinerary for Adventures in Sicily, and even Media to get you in a Sicilian State of Mind, in the coming weeks.

But for now I just wanted to share some general thoughts and observations.  Overall, this was a pretty fun trip.  I’ve realized I adore island vacations.  A fixed set of points to explore and adventure in?  I am THERE.

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