A true family business passed on to the younger Baldari Do you remember ‘art’ projects as a child that involved strips of newspaper and paste made from flour and water? The practice of the “cartapesta” (paper mache) has been practiced as art form in Lecce Italy for centuries. Used as an inexpensive substitute for plaster,Continue reading “Italian Paper mache or Carta Cartapesta”
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Italian School Children on a field trip
There are countless daily events that make me smile when I am in Italy! Monuments, fountains, historic buildings are not the only remarkable things to see. Always LOOK UP, LOOK down the side street and stop at a LOCAL store. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/TPtiO
Southern Italy Travel Puglia Part I
Southern Italy Travel The big 3, Roma, Firenze and Venezia, are the most visited cities in Italy but exciting alternatives await you in less know Southern Italy Having never traveled south of Naples it was a new adventure to explore the Salento the past two years. Puglia does not receive much, if any coverageContinue reading “Southern Italy Travel Puglia Part I”
Italy: shopping the market with Mamma
This is day four of my adventure in Lecce, Italy and I want to introduce you to Momma Anna. I will be featuring Mama A every month. Soon we will have skype calls with Momma where you can ask all the questions about Italy that are not in the tour books. Why do menContinue reading “Italy: shopping the market with Mamma”
Italy, shopping the market for lunch with momma anna
This is day four of my adventure in Lecce, Italy and I want to introduce you to Momma Anna. We went to the market to purchase items for lunch. Don’t miss her video on home made pasta! I will be featuring Momma A every month. Soon we will have skype calls with Momma whereContinue reading “Italy, shopping the market for lunch with momma anna”
Italy, Food, Wine, Travel……what is not to like.
Room for only 12 but not the last supper….. You do not have to be an Italian American to dream of visiting Italy And you do not have to travel only as a tourist, visiting the BIG THREE, Rome- Venice- Florence. Love to cook? Love Italian food? Then visit PULGIA, one of the secretsContinue reading “Italy, Food, Wine, Travel……what is not to like.”
Italian case a corte. Do you know what this is?
In Italy, have you heard of a court house? Out friend Yle was telling me about a ‘court house’ in Lecce that would be perfect for my next stay, ………. She explained a court house is the typical “case a corte” in Lecce with pietra leccese (lecce stone). Case a corte, houses withContinue reading “Italian case a corte. Do you know what this is?”
2012 Language Immersion Tour in Puglia: August 19th – 26th :: Diario di una studentessa matta
Wish I could be part of the group planning this wonderful language adventure in Puglia this AugustI have toured the “farm” they are staying in and it is the ultimate country luxury! Think about joining Yle and Mellisa on this great adventue in Puglia, Italy Review the wonderful list of event. I have visited the2012Continue reading “2012 Language Immersion Tour in Puglia: August 19th – 26th :: Diario di una studentessa matta”
Gelato! A food group all it’s own!
Perhaps I LOVE ice cream because of my Italian blood………and it is really gelato I am looking for every time I stop at an ice cream store. When home in Italy each year I taste gelato in every town I visit in Italy. I have my favorite gelato stores and flavorsContinue reading “Gelato! A food group all it’s own!”