Renting a car in Italy – Things to consider

Renting a car in Italy - Things to consider

Are you thinking about renting a car during your trip to Italy? If it’s so, here are some of the things you should consider when renting a car in Italy. FUEL First of all, what type of car is it better to choose: petrol or a diesel? There isn’t a right answer to this question. However, if you want to save some money, you should go for a diesel car. Indeed, in Italy diesel costs definitely less than petrol. GPS Should I get a car with a gps device or not? If you don’t have a good phone app, I…

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From Italy with love: Italian gift ideas

From Italy with love Italian gift ideas

Christmas is approaching fast. Have you already bought all the gifts for your family and friends? No? Then here are a few Italian gift ideas among which you can choose. FOOD Italy produces tons and tons of good food. However, for people living abroad it’s sometimes difficult to find authentic Italian food in shops or stores – by the way, do you know how to recognize fake Italian food? Anyway, thanks to online shops part of this problem can be solved. Let’s see some typical Italian food you can buy online without worries. Panettone: is a traditional Italian cake that…

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Italian games for children to play outside (Part 2)

Italian games for children to play outside

For children playing outside is the perfect way to make new friends. There are many games your children can play outside with other children in Italy – have a look also at Playing outside – Italian games for children (Part 1). Let’s see some of them.   IL LUPO MANGIA-FRUTTA Il lupo mangia-frutta, literally the wolf who eats fruit, is one of the many games your children can play outside with 5 or more friends. Before starting the game, children decide who’s gonna play the wolf, and a safe area – una casa. Once they’ve decided, the wolf stands in…

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Four of the most ancient ruins in Italy

Four of the most ancient ruins in Italy

In Italy there are many interesting historical ruins to see, the Colosseum is only one of the most famous ones. So, today I’d like to talk about four of the most ancient ruins in Italy you probably didn’t know they existed and that you can visit. 1. SELINUNTE The first of the most ancient ruins in Italy are those of Selinunte. Selinunte was an ancient Greek city in Sicily dating back between 628 and 654 BCE. Its ruins can now be seen in Castelvetrano. The archeological site includes many temples and fortifications, a sanctuary and the necropoleis. Only few ruins…

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Playing outside – Italian games for children (Part 1)

Italian games

If you move to Italy and have children, sooner or later you’ll see them playing with some Italian children. Playing outside is very important for children. It promotes physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being. Indeed, playing outside allows children to exercise, reducing the risk of obesity. It also allows children to socialize with other children, so they can learn to share, cooperate and solve conflicts. Moreover, playing outside, promotes creativity since children always find a way to create new games. Finally, playing outside is also a way to take risks and enjoy the nature. I know what you’re thinking: Taking…

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