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  • AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED FRIENDS.

    Published March 15th by Giselle Stafford
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    • CALLING ALL FOLK NEAR AND FAR! WE HAVE STUNNING DONATIONS READY FOR YOU TO VIEW AND BID ON! *

    This upcoming Auction is to raise enough money to pay for a temporary home for our friends Mark and Sarah.

    Save the Date! Sunday 19th March at 9 am Italy time! Running for one full week and ending on Sunday 26th March at 11.30 pm Italy time.

    Sarah and Mark work tirelessly to help the affected pets and farm animals from the devastating earthquakes around Amatrice, Italy last year. Tragically, their home was also very badly damaged in the second wave of earthquakes in late October and has been declared uninhabitable. We desperately want to help them to raise the money to have temporary accommodation near their home. Having a base will enable them to continue to help the animals more easily.

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  • Rainews Weekly in English

    Published March 5th by Mariaceleste de Martino
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  • A community of artisans

    Published February 23rd by Jenifer Landor
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    Way off the beaten track, nestled in the Apennine hills in Molise, is the little town of Agnone – home of my ancestors. Here, our family have been making bells for the Popes for over 1000 years in the world’s oldest bell foundry. This is a rural community, not of contadini, but of world-class artisans. At one time in the early middle-ages there were 9 bell foundries, yet the main industry of the town which brought it wealth and prosperity, was always copper.

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  • The Magic of winter wedding in Europe

    Published February 12th by Giuliana Ronchi
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    In Europe venues and supplier charge a premium during summer months as every couple rush to secure dates across June, July and August. Is a summer wedding all it is cracked up to be though? Many of Europe’s cities and countryside towns boast gorgeous back drops and stunning venues, however, with the uncertainty of summer weather, it can be difficult to plan for all weather occasions!

    Winter Weddings are on the up with couples all over the World opting for the ambience of winter months and cosiness of venues where candle light can really make an impact and the smells and warmth of the season flow through the air, rosying your cheeks and making your guests get lost in your own little haven. Here are our top 5 reasons for preferri...

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  • Photographing An American-Italian Wedding Abroad

    Published February 8th by ErinAbroad
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    In September, I went to the wedding of a childhood friend in Italy. Never would I have thought that my friend Maria, from rural California where we played in creeks and rode horses, would be marrying an Italian man in the high fashion streets of Milan.

    A day before the wedding, I learned I would be one of the wedding photographers since there would not be an official photographer. It’s a good thing I enjoy photography and have a good camera!

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  • Best Cities for Food & Wine in Sicily

    Published January 27th by ErinAbroad
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    Sicily often gets forgotten when planning a trip to Italy. It’s true it isn’t quite as famous as Rome or Venice, but you’ll want to consider a trip to discover everything this island has to offer.

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  • Why Choose an International School?

    Published January 19th by PSS International Removals
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    When you move your family to a new country, choosing the right schools for your children can be one of the most difficult tasks. Learning about an unfamiliar education system and finding answers to your questions can be tricky, especially if there’s a language barrier.

    Many countries allow expats access to school places within their own state system, but another option to consider is sending your child to an International School.

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  • Learning the Local Language

    Published January 10th by ErinAbroad
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    When you become an expat, you have a lot to learn. Not only are you confronted with an unfamiliar location with its own environment, climate, culture, and people, but most likely a different language, too. If you are not fluent in the local language, you might end up feeling like an outsider. Listening to a conversation, you feel like you’re watching a movie without any sound: you might get the gist of what is going on around you, but you don’t understand everything.

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  • Non ci sono problemi! - No problem!

    Published December 24th, 2016 by Stef Smulders
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    In 2008 we moved to Italy and bought a house to start our B&B Villa I Due Padroni. This post tells how we found the house, an adventure on its own …

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  • Helpful Tips when visiting Vatican City

    Published December 19th, 2016 by Evelin Gutierrez
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    You are headed to Rome! On top of your list for places to visit is Vatican City, the smallest state in the world and centered in Rome. Hopeful to see Pope Francis or go to the Vatican museum when you’re there? Here are some helpful tips when visiting.

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