Though I returned to the United States last summer after 30 years of living in Italy, daily events still have me comparing the two countries. You would think that three…Read more →
“Milan” derives from the Latin Mediolanum, which you could loosely translate as “the place in the middle.” Today’s busy city was originally a Lombard settlement and later a Roman encampment…Read more →
My childhood Christmases were of the straight-up, Anglo Saxon-Midwest kind. But with a few Italian touches.
There was the panettone we ate every year, sent by a colleague of my father’s from…
Every day at Milan’s Central Station, thousands of travelers climb stairs, check signboards, and search for track numbers. They’ll have a hard time finding Track 21 and they’re lucky it’s…Read more →