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  • When I was living in Italy as an expat, Tuscany became our escape from the hectic and hurried life of Milan. After a few visits, we considered ourselves “locals,” so staying in a tourist hotel was beneath us. That’s when I discovered the Tuscany agriturismo culture.  Read more: What I Learned After Moving Abroad With Kids Agristurismi are accommodations on a working farm in Italy. The agriturismo program was codified by the government in 1985…

  • Because I lived in Italy, people are always asking for my advice on where to go and what to see in their Italy trip planning. I pulled several emails I’ve sent over the years and culled all of my advice into this post. The first thing with Italy trip planning is to figure out the region you want to visit. Much of your trip planning will also depend on how much time you have. My one…

  • Chris’s grandfather came to the U.S. from Sicily when he was 17 years old. He left behind seven sisters but never returned to his homeland. He wound up a fat, happy Italian man working in the garment district of New York City. Chris’s mother had always retained her strong ties to Italy. She had visited Italy before but had never ventured to the island to re-establish her roots. She had in fact kept in touch with two…

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