Summary: On this week’s podcast, hosts Sara and Michelle talk about the latest World Cup news, including Italian demands that the coach give his wages back and the vuvuzela craze in Milan. Special guest is Diana Baur who shares her corner of Piemonte with us: Monferrato, Le Langhe, enoteche regionali, and her recommended Piedmont stops: the Barolo region, Bra, and Acqui Terme.
- Italian politicians demand Lippi hand back World Cup wages
- In Italy, love it, hate it, gotta have a vuvuzela
Diana Baur @DianaBaur on Twitter, is an innkeeper, artist, writer and potter living and working in Acqui Terme, Piemonte, in the northwest corner of Italy. Much of the last seven years have been taken up with perfecting the art of luxury innkeeping and the restoration of her four hundred year old farmhouse and barn, Baur B&B. She writes regularly for Italian Notebook, Slow Travel and Travel Dudes as well as for her own blog, Creative Structures, and spends her free time either in her studio, playing with her dog, or finding new local wineries to showcase with her husband Michael. Together they offer a variety of services, including wine tours, cooking classes, wine tastings and pottery classes.
Some links mentioned in the interview:
- vergogna, vergognarsi – an embarassment/shame, to be embarassed
- e’ una vergogna! vergognati!
- Chi si vergogna di lavorare, abbia vergogna di mangiare
- Chi sempre mente, vergogna non sente.
- Sara: Stanza, an ebook reader available for iPad, iPhone, and for your desktop. (How to read an Ebook)
- Michelle: Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love by Justine van der Leun (@justinevdl)
- Diana: my pick of the week will be the website Aglio Olio e Peperoncino by Eleonora Baldwin in Rome
- Deal of the Week:
- See the WhyGo Italy travel deals page for the latest travel deals
Video of the week:
Italian fans disgusted at the loss (CNN International)