Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Ciao Italia

Yes that is right - I am back in Italy and more precicely the home of pepperoncino a.k.a Calabria with my bel ragazzo and could not be happier! Who knows how long we shall be staying here, as I have the second half of winter off work and we have a few things to sort out. I am sure it will be an exciting and more so interesting time here in my bel ragazzo's village as this is the first time I have lived in a small town of some 800 odd people for more then 4 days at a time. I have only ever living in cities: Melbourne, London and Rome - or I have lived in very touristy places which although may be small in size, there is never a want of things to do and people to see - such as when I was living in the beautiful Sicilian town of Taormina.

I have also never lived in an area before when next to no one speaks English (I think in this town it is only myself and bel ragazzo) and I have never lived in a place where they all speak Calabrese dialect which to my ears is like Arabic. So yes - I think interesting will be the right word to describe it. So stay tuned for my updates from my first time living in a small Calabrian town.

7 comments:

Delina said...

Welcome back!!!

Roam2Rome said...

Guau! How sweet! Good to see that you're back in Italy... ah, more blogs from Calabria :)

Enjoy your time with your bel ragazzo, ah, I think you are :)

Lucio said...

Just make sure not to be involved in a "fuitina" (that's the only calabrese word I know! :-)))
I'm sure your bel ragazzo will be able to explain the meaning to you!

Lucio

bleeding espresso said...

Benvenuta! And yes Calabrese is an interesting language to say the least...in bocca al lupo :)

Leanne said...

Ciao Delina - thanks!

Ciao Farfallina, You are right - I am already having a lovely time here...beats Portugal that's for sure - perhaps however I am just biased?

Ciao Lucio - yes, my bel ragazzo has just translated fuitina - and no need to worry, we shall not be doing that!

Ciao Michelle, I need all the luck I can get to understand what on earth people here are saying :)

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Your italian will be fabulous by summer time! l think it will be a great and authentic experience.

Leanne said...

Ciao Cleo - I hope my Italian will be better by summer time...but with all the dialect I am hearing I am not so sure!