The Untold Stories Behind the Venetian Masks

The Untold Stories Behind the Venetian Masks

Venitian mask wearing  is a tradition which goes back as far as the 12th century, and historians speculate that it was a response to one of the most rigid class structures in all of Europe. Masks gave the wearer certain freedoms they wouldn’t have had normally....
How To Be Pregnant in Tuscany (and Italy)

How To Be Pregnant in Tuscany (and Italy)

How exciting! You see those two little lines on your test and your heart is pounding, as you comprehend what it means. You’re PREGNANT! A cluster of emotions has probably overcome you: happiness, fear, excitement, and nervousness. It’s all normal and part of accepting...
Getting Your Driver’s License in Italy

Getting Your Driver’s License in Italy

Italianista’s Guide to Getting Your Driver’s License in Italy So you want to drive (legally) in Italy? If you’re American or from another country outside of the EU that doesn’t offer a reciprocal license program, after one year of residency in Italy, you are not...