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  • Expat Spotlight: The Roman Foodie’s Top 3 Tips for Italy

    Published March 24th, 2016 by The Roman Foodie
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    The Roman Foodie (theromanfoodie.com) is a food blog & food tour specialist based in Rome and she is making it her mission to educate all visitors to Italy about what to eat and where to eat it. #yum

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  • Giving Birth and New Parenthood in Milan

    Published March 21st, 2016 by Karen Rigatti
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    If you are an expat living abroad, the news of impending first-time parenthood brings with it its own brand of hurdles, stresses and, yes, joys. So, if you’re an expecting expat, you know that having a baby outside your home country will be different than it would be back home, but knowing how it will be different can take you from feeling stressed and overwhelmed, to a state of calm preparedness. “Different” doesn’t have to be scary, and knowing what to expect – and what to ask for – will go a long way toward paving a smooth road to delivery

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  • Call her Hamlet

    Published March 14th, 2016 by Elizabeth Wahn
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    Ever hear of a female production of “Hamlet?” In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The English Theatre of Rome is offering one that shows how far we’ve come theatrically since the Bard penned his greatest masterpiece.

    This spring producer Gaby Ford and director Douglas Dean are staging “Hamlet” with an all female cast that includes Alashiya Gordes in the lead role, Georgia Darell as Horatio, and Nadia Caretto as Ophelia.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Anna’s Top 3 Tips for the Cinque Terre

    Published March 8th, 2016 by Anna Dennis
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    I first came to Italy from England in 2000 to study art and fifteen years later I am still here, married to my Italian husband and bringing up our two children in a small rural mountain village called Sasetta near the Cinque Terre.

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  • Traveling With or Moving Your Pets

    Published March 7th, 2016 by M. O'Neil Forwarding
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    Insiders Abroad interviewed me a few months ago about transporting pets abroad. I thought I’d share the end result with you here, to give you a little insight into what traveling with your pet entails.

    Should you have any questions, or need any help, check out my website or contact me at oneil@moneilforwarding.com or +39 06 2323 1085

    Or, feel free to comment here and I’ll get back to you!

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  • 31 Things an Insider Loves about Rome

    Published February 22nd, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    After 39 years as a sports, travel and food writer, John Henderson retired in January 2014 and moved to Rome. After 2 years in the city he is still finding a lot to love.

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  • Two Worlds, One Relationship

    Published February 13th, 2016 by Karen Rigatti
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    Do you have a partner who enriches your worldview? And do you often experience frustration stemming from different points of reference, different societal norms and countless different cultural nuances? In my counseling practice, I work with many intercultural couples who find that in spite of enjoying the richness of two worlds in their relationship – and often two or more languages – they are also struggling with how to bridge the gap.

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  • Insider Spotlight: Robyn’s Top 3 Tips for Southern Italy

    Published February 9th, 2016 by Robyn
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    Robyn lives in Sydney, Australia, but the lure of Italy (particularly southern Italy) is strong. This has manifested in some strange ways. She married an Australian-born Italian man whose family is from Sicily, she drives an Alfa Romeo, and over the years she has attempted to learn to speak Italian three times (this time seems to be working). Needless to say she travels to Italy as much as she can and has great tips to share with our Insiders.

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  • Winter Vacation in the Dolomites

    Published February 1st, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    The Dolomites are a huge mountain range, shared equally among three Italian provinces: Trentino, Südtirol, and Belluno. Now, most guides and sites will tell you that the best time to visit the Dolomites is in the summer, when you can hike its trails. I’m here to convince you to do it in the winter, like we did.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Cassandra Santoro’s Top 3 Tips for Florence, Italy

    Published January 18th, 2016 by Cassandra Santoro
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    Founder of Travel Italian Style, Cassandra Santoro offers hand-crafted, authentic experiences in Italy. She grew up like many other Italian-Americans—helping Nonna cut the mozzarella in our family-owned pizzeria, pasta on Sundays and learning from Nonno how to grow the perfect tomatoes in a garden. Eventually she found herself experiencing the real thing in Italy, applying for dual-citizenship and moving to Florence.

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