What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?

My path crossed with Rachel Vermiglio Smith’s in a most unexpected way at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence a few years back, and we have been good friends ever since, despite being 6,000 miles away. She is an Italian art history expert, and being American with dual-citizenship, she provides a unique perspective to all things Italy. I’m so excited to feature Rachel as a guest writer for today…enjoy!

Discover the Park of Monsters with Tourist by Chance

A Guest Post by Valter Baldu I’m so happy to share today’s post by Valter of Tourist by Chance — Italian born, living in Rome and loving being a tourist in his own country. His blog is rich with Italian travel details and photos, and he often takes readers off the typical tourist path. Today…

Choosing Colour

A Guest Post by Frankie Still  Italophile, Blogger and Co-Founder of Terra Adopt Frankie and her Italian counterpart Giuseppe were among the first bloggers I started following a couple of years ago, when blogging was new to me. I was drawn to their site by their beautiful photos and their mission to explore a lesser…

Roman Holiday, Matta Style!

 A Guest Post by Melissa Muldoon, La Studentessa Matta    Still on my wish list is to one day join Melissa, of the Studentessa Matta blog, on one of her incredible “studycations”, where she combines authentic language learning with a fabulous trip to Italy. In a few months, she’s running away to Rome, and you…

My Crazy Journey to Learn Italian: A Guest Post by La Studentessa Matta

Part of the joy of blogging has come through connecting with other wonderful people who share my love of Italy and Italian. Melissa Muldoon, the woman behind the successful Diario di una Studentessa Matta, leads the charge on sharing her enthusiasm for all things Italian! As a follower of her dual-language blog, I am extremely…

A Visit From Studentessa Matta!

Ciao, ragazzi — hi guys! Okay, imagine my delight when the first person to respond to my invitation to share photos for this new post series was none other than Melissa, blogger extraordinaire also known as Studentessa Matta! I have written about her before (click here and here), and, being a follower of hers for…