This week, hosts Sara and Jessica bring back Alex Roe to talk about the latest developments in Italian politics, including the confidence vote and what it means for Italy’s government.
This week, hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle have a few news updates from previous episodes – and then we chat with special guest Mark Leslie, author of the new book “Beyond the Pasta,” about his experiences in Italy learning the language and the cuisine from one special Italian family.
This week, hosts Sara, Michelle and Jessica talk about Berlusconi’s reaction to WikiLeaks, the death of legendary Italian director Mario Monicelli, and a new language requirement for foreigners seeking stay permits in Italy – and then we chat with special guest, Kathy McCabe from Dream of Italy, about how Italy celebrates Christmas.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle talk about Berlusconi losing another minister in his government, Berlusconi turns his attentions to the arts, Gap says Ciao Milano, and we speak with Mark Langone, professional baseball player in Italy about America’s favorite pastime…in Italia.
Hosts Sara and Michelle talk about the pending change in government, an update on the Bunga Bunga situation, and speak with special guest Peter Farina about Italian genealogy research and services.
Hosts Sara, Michelle, and Jessica talk about the recent building collapse at Pompeii, Berlusconi’s latest comments that are drawing attention, and a new charge against Amanda Knox. Later, we’re joined by author Rosetta Costantino, author of the new cookbook My Calabria, who will share her love of Calabrian cooking with us.
Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about Prime Minister Berlusconi’s latest scandal, Rubygate; a proposed law that would ban miniskirts in one Italian town; a recent court decision that discourages couples having sex in cars; and also a quick update on the Amanda Knox trial as we mark the third anniversary of Meredith Kercher’s death. Later, we’re joined by Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, who will share tips for traveling to Italy in the off-season, including some great winter destinations.
Hosts Sara and Michelle are joined by Alex Roe from Blog from Italy to talk about the latest news in Italy and learn about what topics are hot with both expats and Italians.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle discuss Italy’s youth brain drain, Tiziano Ferro admits he’s gay and speak with special guest Alexandra Korey from the Regione Toscana’s social media team about what you still need to discover about Tuscany’s art and museums.
Hosts Jessica, Sara and Michelle discuss the latest news about culture and travel in Italy, including the US State Dept’s travel warning for Italy, upcoming strikes, traveling by train, and trains going pink for breast cancer awareness, and more!