Assuming you have notified your credit card company ahead of time that you’ll be traveling or living outside of the United States, using your U.S.-issued credit cards in Italy should not be a problem. They are “every place you want … [ Continue reading... ]
Ed and I have been here in Sardinia for almost 2 months. It has been a worthwhile experience, and we are so very happy to be here. We are still learning. It takes time.
We probably will get a car … [ Continue reading... ]
Days of Celebration
The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has been in town for more than a week. Except for the extra security around the house, and reporters occasionally standing outside the house doing interviews, you would hardly even know … [ Continue reading... ]
The Latest Move
This last week has mostly been devoted to moving into and getting things settled in our new apartment. It took 5 trips to move all our belongings here. We were walking and rolling carry-on luggage about a … [ Continue reading... ]
Presidents, Markets, Aperitivos, and More
We have been wondering how we would be able to leave this beautiful island at the end of the month. Well, guess what? We don’t have to!! We sign the lease on our new little … [ Continue reading... ]
The First Week
Coming here was surprisingly uneventful. We stepped off the plane in Olbia, collected our bags, and stepped into a whole new world! — moving from Texas to Italy. Our school set us up with a driver. He … [ Continue reading... ]
So devastated about the earthquake in Italy. We were in Umbria two years ago this week, not very far from where the earthquake struck today. Lovely countryside, and many tiny villages with buildings almost 1,000 years old.
Our hearts go … [ Continue reading... ]
If you are driving in Italy, you will obviously need to be aware of some of the rules of the road. One of these rules — which snares innumerable foreign tourists every year — is the “limited traffic zone.”
The … [ Continue reading... ]
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Located in Pisa, Italy, it was built over a period of about 200 years beginning in 1173. The tower originally served as the bell tower … [ Continue reading... ]