“Internet for Immigrants” is a reality today!

We recognized the humble need for internet access for the new residents of Poggio Alla Croce. In a makeshift school in the church basement, the dream became a reality today. Thanks to the contributors to the GoFundMe campaign, Internet for Immigrants And let us honour the hard work of all the volunteer teachers who consistently show up to teach […]

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Life in Poggio Alla Croce

A photo story I’ve been getting to know new immigrants in Poggio Alla Croce since last fall. Take a look at my slideshow on how we work together in our little school under the church. The school is only the beginning of the dream inspired by Don Martino, the parish priest, and made into reality […]

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The H is SIilent

In the Italian Language, The H is Silent When I told my Italian friends, I was going to Genoa specifically to see the Monumental Cemetery at Staglieno they expressed disbelief. “But of course, you will visit the aquarium? You must take the time to see San Lorenzo cathedral and the national gallery in Palazzo Spinola!” […]

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The Problem of The Soup

The Problem of The Soup When my friend Cristina asked me to spend a few days with her father, Antonio, the request came at the perfect moment. I was already thinking of extending my time in Italy and now I had a good reason to stay.   Antonio, at 97, has in the past greeted […]

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In Firenze, at Casa Thiele alla Signoria

In the small village of Paterno, we meet Cristina, Luca and Babo Antonio. Cristina has prepared a feast for us: antipasti consisting of three kinds of tapenade, two kinds of Polenta, beans with homemade cinghiale sausages, mixed vegetables and a sunny desert. When we arrive at Anna’s Bed and Breakfast, Casa Thiele we are amazed […]

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