Author Archives: This AmerItalian Life

About This AmerItalian Life

My parents took me on my first camping trip when I was 2 months old and I haven’t stopped traveling since. My curiosity for new people, cultures, landscapes, food, ideas and opinions has brought me to where I am today: living in Northern California with my Italian husband, dog an AmerItalian son. Having spent my formative adult years living in Tuscany and then starting my life completely over yet again back in the U.S., I have been able to experience life through different lenses. I started this blog several years ago because I felt like I’d explode if I kept all my experiences of living in Italy it inside. I was barely able to scratch the surface before be began making plans to move stateside. So here I find myself with 5 more years of post-expat experiences, just bursting to get out of my head. My intentions are simple: since I love to connect with people and share stories, I hope by putting mine out there, I might be able to connect with others who have their own to tell. I don't consider myself to be a writer and I am not the best at self-editing...you have been warned!

Musings on America – my 4th of July Tradition

As a kid who had parents who’d shlep my brother and I all across the country every summer break, I have been lucky to celebrate the 4th of July in some pretty spectacular settings. I think the most memorable being … Continue reading

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Learning to breathe again

When life seems to be…dare I say…easy for the first time in about 8 years, it’s hard to know how to react. The absence of anxiety, toxic stress or sadness that have been either consistent or reoccurring themes in my … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap

For the last few weeks, I’ve been meaning to post several new entries but, seeing as I’m going through what is the most stressful/emotional change in my life so far, I’m cutting myself some slack. Yes, moving here almost 6 … Continue reading

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Ricette Italiane: Silvana’s Ragu

I’ve decided, it’s finally time to share my ragu recipe. For one, it’s getting cooler, fall is here and there’s nothing better than the smell of this stuff simmering away on the stove-top on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Secondly, it’s … Continue reading

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Naples, Approved

I apologize this post is so late, but the way things have been going, I’m thankful I have a moment even now to write about our successful trip to Naples. As you may have read, the sole reason for this … Continue reading

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It’s still a green light for our green card interview!

With all the stress we’ve been through getting everything in line for Fabio’s visa and moving etc., the last thing my nerves needed was to worry about the shutting down of the US government. It was bad enough that Italy … Continue reading

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“The mountains are calling and I must go”

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir Raised as a hiker, I know exactly what that wise Scot was talking about. And while, ideally, I’d be scampering across the Sierra Nevada batholith, anywhere Navajo Sandstone is exposed or being … Continue reading

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