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The Ghosts of Varenna, Italy

Great Ceasar’s Ghost! OK. Not really, but at the Castello di Vezio in Varenna, Italy there are almost a dozen life-sized ghosts hanging around the castle. These ghosts are made every spring from gauze covered with a chalk mixture (hey, … Continue reading

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Weekend Warriors: Canning Tomatoes Takes a Village!

Thank you, thank you, Marilyn Miller of United Obligations for this fantastic tale of your tomato canning weekend!!!! And now for something completely different: My grandfather, Giuseppe Maffucci, came from the town of Calitri in the province of Avellino, Italy … Continue reading

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Italian Mob Indicted in Weather Fixing Scandal

Venice, Italy Arrest warrants have been issued for the head of the Italian Bureau of Tourism (IBT) along with the capos of a little known arm of the Italian mafia, Tempo Nostro, for weather fixing. Suspicions arose when several tourists … Continue reading

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