Study Abroad Italy: The Remaining Itinerary

Currently posting from northern Scotland, where the days are long, the air is unseasonably hot, and the golf is plentiful. A fantastic way to recalibrate between Italy and the U.S.! Following is a re-cap of our final weeks in Italy. Above: Scotland The last update was written mid-way through our stay in Sorrento, with a…

Update: Study Abroad Italy

Ciao a tutti!  Before leaving for my long-planned “study abroad” adventure in Italy, I had every intention of sharing a daily photo here on the site, but being a student, tourist and traveler turned out to be a full-time job! Now that I’m on “summer break” (currently reporting from Sorrento), I have a little time…

Camogli

Up the coast a bit and just a short train ride from Santa Margherita Ligure is the colorful fishing village of Camogli. (Click here for the Italian pronunciation). With a lovely seaside promenade and a large beach area (although rocky, not sandy), this is a popular spot for vacationing Italians. “Lore has it that Camogli,…

Santa Margherita Ligure

The not-too-big, not-too-small seaport town of Santa Margherita Ligure, situated on the sparkling Mediterranean, has proven the ideal home base to start our Italian adventure. An easy two-hour drive from Milan and just 30 minutes from Genoa, Santa Margherita  is connected to nearby towns including Camogli and Rapallo by ferries and a train station. The next town…

And So It Begins: Study Abroad 2018

It was nearly a decade ago when I realized that there would be a year that, if all went according to plan, Older and Younger Son would both be at university and Daughter, much younger by several years, would be in a somewhat transitional school year. I dreamed of a self-created “study abroad” program in…

Recentemente in italiano: i miei compiti

Recently in Italian: My Homework With summer’s loose and lazy schedule, I have not been as committed to Italiano as I would like, which makes me anxious as I’m preparing to host cugini (cousins) very soon! Still, in the last few weeks, I have found some fun new ways to practice Italian. Su Internet / On Line Italy Magazine…