Sharp Monica

An honest voice in Italian paradise.

Month: January 2017

The Sprachcaffè

Thanks to everyone who responded and commented with your suggestions about how I might best address my Italian language issues. Realizing that I rent office

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Firenze: Questura Day

“Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate!” Almost. But not quite.Yesterday was the day we had been anticipating since at least last May: the day that the

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Firenze: My kingdom for a nail.

Life in the Palazzo Wilson-Gattai is many things: sociable, historic, central, beautiful, spacious, furnished, community-minded, adjacent to a very busy busstop, across the street from

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