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May 2016

food, language, lifestyle

How to order Italian coffee in Italy.

2016-05-22 • By

A definitive guide on how to order coffee in Italy.

Ordering an Italian coffee is something non-Italians get apparently confused about, at least counting the number of posts written on this topic. There’s even a book called “How to order an Italian coffee in Italy” and comments on Amazon say it’s a must-have for travellers.

Speaking about coffee, or food in general, Italians are often religiously bound to their traditions. We have one of the best cuisines, we tend to consider all the rest rubbish, we want to teach to the world how a perfect drink or meal is supposed to be. The same is for coffee. So I understand you don’t feel comfortable in ordering a coffee in an Italian bar.

Italian coffeeThere are a lot of blog posts listing what’s allowed and forbidden about coffee in Italy. Allowed, forbidden…wouldn’t it be we are too rigid? Anyway, there are things about ordering coffee in Italy you should know, because some coffee styles are simply not available. But there are also points to be debunked, because they’re not so strict.

Ready to enjoy your Italian coffee?

Places

Italy from above: 8 places revealing their shape from the sky.

2016-05-15 • By

Thanks to satellites and bird-eye pictures you can discover Italy from above and see some places that reveal their real shape. Here’s an alternative tour of Italy you can take directly from your desktop.

Looking at things from above is always interesting.

In a famous scene from one of my favourite movies, Dead Poets Society, the English teacher John Keating played by Robin Williams jumps on the desk and asks a question:

– Why do I stand up here? Anybody?

Student: -To feel taller!

– No! Thank you for playing Mr. Dalton. I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.

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Thanks to satellites and drones we have the opportunity to see literally the world from above.

Just search on YouTube Italy from above and you will find plenty of bird eye views, like this.

 

Another way discover awesome places just sitting at your desktop is Google Maps. There are some things that reveal their real shape only when you watch them from the sky.

Here’s ten places in Italy which shape you can discover only from above.