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Hello foodies and thank you for stopping by!

Be aware of what you’re going to do.

You’re entering a food wonderland, where only foodies will feel like home. You’ll taste local dishes from all around the world, learn simple but delicious recipes that will surprise your guests, walk along the world’s routes of cheese and wine. Do you really believe you’re a foodie? Keep going!

Join us to get all the foodie tips for your best trips.

WHO WE ARE

Alessia

Half Italian and half Canadian, grown up in between with a love for taste and traditional food. Making gnocchi with my nonna since I was 5, traveler since I was 12, but I always goes back to my first love, Abruzzo!  Language teacher, destination travel specialist, wedding planner and avid foodie. I believe a good meal can change your entire life forever.

Fabrizio

100% Italian with a worldwide spirit, sharing the passion for food, travels and Abruzzo with my wife, and all the people that will join our adventures. Passionate musician, cooking teacher and hearty eater, I travel around with Alessia, searching for gastronomic events and hidden food wonders around Italy and the world.

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS

You an also read us here:

http://www.dailyslow.it/an-ode-to-arrosticini-great-delight/

http://www.dailyslow.it/say-cheese-a-cheesy-adventure-at-the-biennial-slow-food-event-in-bra/

http://www.dailyslow.it/a-foodies-little-piece-of-heaven-on-earth-welcome-to-eataly/

https://www.lifeinabruzzo.com/pork-chops-blackbird-abruzzo-winter-weather-tales/

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2017-4-29/italian-family

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2015-2-28/Cherry%20Tomato%20Sauce

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2017-1-30/Castagnole

Let’s work together!

We love to work together with Tourism Boards, Food+Travel magazines, Restaurants and Cooking Schools! Get in Touch!

 

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133 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Alessia and Fabrizio! Your blog is a real treat with those amazing photos!!! Moreover, the look of the blog and the font is very inviting. Great going guys 🙂

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    1. That is SO NICE of you, thank you! Our Italian region is still quite an “untraveled route” so…whenever you happen to be here, please, let us know 🙂 Happy blogging! Alessia

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      1. Thank you Alessia!!! We would love to visit Italy, have heard so much about it 🙂 Look forward to stay connected !!

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      2. Yes, let’s keep in touch!!! 🙂

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  2. emmaorussell says:

    You have a great blog! Its written with such positivity. You have some great foodie travelling tips. I love it, but then I am a foodie!

    emma @ http://www.cookingwithemmarussell.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! Loved visiting yours and meeting a new foodie! Happy blogging! Alessia

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  3. Mike says:

    Thanks for the likes, appreciated. Like your piece on Colmar, wonderful place, timeless. Like the features too, look forward to more.

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by and for your kind words! Alessia

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  4. greenpete58 says:

    Thanks for liking my post “Talkin’ Texas and Cincinnati Chili Blues.” Looks like you’re having fun, enjoying good food and travel. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting ours! Happy blogging! 🙂 Alessia

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  5. thank you for liking my blog i l have just come across your blog it is amazing and looking forward to read more because im a foodie too!

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    1. Lovely to meet new foodies from around the world! Happy blogging! Alessia

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  6. chadomingo says:

    Hi Alessia and Fabrizio! You have lovely photos! Love it! Looking forward to your future posts. Happy travels 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your words and for stopping by! Happy blogging and traveling! 🙂

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  7. Rosie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I see you have a few foodie features on Alsace, look forward to reading those as I lived there two years ago! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping by ours! Wish we had known you before, so you could give us some tips! 🙂 Happy blogging! Alessia

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      1. Rosie says:

        Alsace is definitely a foodie haven, though I’m now in Lyon which is the gastronomic capital of France – undoubtedly a few food-related posts will make their way onto my blog in due course, which may be of interest to you!

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  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    I look forward to reading where you foodies go!

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    1. For you for taking the time to stop by and right such a nice comment! Nice to meet you! 🙂 Alessia

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  9. Thank you for the like. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your blog and look forward to reading more 😊

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and writing! Nice to meet you! 🙂

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  10. Wo, I have just looked at your 40 Photos of Abruzzo that will make me want to put it on my bucket list. Well, well done, tick, it’s on there now. I have a daughter named Alessia,She is half Aussie and half Italian. Her Dad is Sicilian. I am looking forward to exploring your beautiful blog. Louise

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    1. Thank you so much and very nice to meet you, Louise! It must be destiny then…come see us, anytime you want! (www.mapleandsaffron.com) 😉

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  11. That was great you took the effort to enjoy my pieces on Unseen Britain. Your cover pictures look so relaxed and happy. well done.

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  12. Cait says:

    Thanks for liking my blog! I’m glad you did, because it led me to yours, and I LOVE food. This is perfect reading material. So thank you. 🙂

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    1. Admin says:

      Awww, such nice words! It was a pleasure! Nice to meet you! 🙂

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  13. VanDaalEnzo says:

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog and liking what I’m putting up there.
    O god, I wish I did not stop by here. *Whispers* I love to cook and now I might have a problem. Haha.

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    1. Admin says:

      Lol, thank you very much! 🙂

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  14. Vonnie says:

    I like your blog. Thanks for stopping by! I’m also on Instagram: @yventure, twitter:@yventureblog, and Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/Yvonnee

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    1. Admin says:

      Thank you so much!

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  15. Rashminotes says:

    You have a lovely blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:) Thanks for stopping by mine!

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    1. Admin says:

      Thank YOU for stopping by and for your words! 😊

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  16. Hi!
    Thank you for your visit at my blog CuarentTres 43.
    I am looking forward to read more about your food and travel experiences 😃

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    1. That’s so nice of you! Thank YOU for stopping by!

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  17. What a lovely blog you have! Fantastic pictures and great post! Whow!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by! 😊

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  18. Rashminotes says:

    You have a great blog! Look forward to reading many more of your posts:)
    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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    1. Thank YOU for your words and for visiting ours!

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  19. Celeste says:

    This blog is great! Thank you, Celeste

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    1. Thank you so much Celeste! 🙂

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  20. Festast in Tortosa… Gastronomic delights of Catalonia, If your passing that is… drop by. You can stay at Manna House. Very reasonable rates. Thanks for having a look at my stuff. A xx

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    1. That would be great! Catalonia is in our bucket list! 😉

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  21. fairchris says:

    thanks for stopping by our blog and liking our post about dumplings!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by ours! 🙂 Love reading childhood stories! Food has a big importance in my childhood memories and I like reading other’s! Nice to meet you! 🙂 Maple

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  22. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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    1. Thank you for visiting! 🙂

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  23. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for the visit!

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    1. Thank you for yours! 🙂

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  24. Thanks for liking Healthylittlethings.co.uk! We love the sound of your gastronomical adventures and look forward to keeping connected!

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    1. Thank you Katy! Love your blog, we’re a lot into healthy food, which can be much yummier than most people think! Nice to meet you! 🙂 Maple

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  25. Felice di avervi trovato qui! Anche noi siamo una famiglia italo-canadese (lui è umbro e io sono di Montreal). Ho insegnato inglese per tanti anni in Italia, ora abitiamo a Montreal. Condividiamo anche una grande passione per il cibo. Vi seguirò da vicino! Barbara

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    1. Uh, ma che bello! Veniteci a trovare in Abruzzo quando tornate in Italia! Un abbraccio! Maple

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  26. Whitney says:

    Your blog makes me want to travel and eat, so I am giving you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award =)

    http://whitegirllovesindianfood.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    1. Thank you very much! We’re honored and very happy to receive this award…being inspiring is the greatest compliment for those who share their little world with other people! thank you so much again Whitney! 🙂 Alessia

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  27. Thanks for commenting on my new blog http://www.thewinetourist.wordpress.com . I’ve really enjoyed my tour of your site.

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    1. Thank you very much!…and very nice to meet you! Alessia

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  28. Traveler, teacher, foodie. We certainly have some commonalities! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 We will be reading your good recipes too! Alessia

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  29. ancafitness says:

    Great blog guys 🙂
    Thanks a lot for liking my post and even though Im on diet right now 😦 I will still follow your blog hurting myself with every mouth watering pic or recipe that you will post 🙂

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    1. Thank you for visiting our blog! Diet…terrible word! 😛 Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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      1. ancafitness says:

        Very nice to meet you too Alessia 🙂
        I agree with the word “diet” 😦

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  30. Serena says:

    Ciao!!! Thank you so much for liking my post!!! 🙂

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    1. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies!!! 🙂 Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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      1. Serena says:

        Nice to meet you, Alessia! My name is Serena 🙂

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    2. Ok, ho appena scoperto che parli italiano..fantastico!!! 😀 Fa sempre piacere incontrare amanti del buon cibo!

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      1. Serena says:

        ahahah si…ma pensavo volessi parlare in inglese per il blog 🙂 ahahah

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  31. Ciao! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! More info on my post: http://dutchgoesitalian.com/2013/02/27/travel-confessions-liebster-award/. Feel free to accept or not. Have a nice evening!! Ciao, Letizia

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    1. Wow THANK YOU so much!!! Very honoured to receive it! That’s our first time actually…we’ll go read the rules! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome…happy to hear you like it!! Ciao!

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  32. Ciao Maple and Saffron
    I am glad to hear that you return to Italy quite often. Living here in Tuscany is a complete joy and so inspirational for writers, artists & musicians.

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    1. Ciao June, very nice to meet you! 🙂 Yes, we planned it for now, we organize tours in hidden Italy and we hope many people will like to come! 🙂 You’re so right, Italy is a special place to get inspiration! No doubts art and music started there! Hope to hear from you often! Alessia

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      1. If you want any interesting snippits from my part of Tuscany, let me know. I will be writing a third novel when I have completed the ‘The Bolivian Connection’, and it will be based in Tuscany. I have interviewed a lovely 87 year old Partisan as the book will include the World War II in this area. Do buy my current novel on Amazon and if you like it, tell your English speaking friends. Many Thanks, June x

        Go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Father-The-Assassin-Finnigan/dp/1481904396/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358800225&sr=8-1

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      2. Thank June! We’ll surely spread the news! 🙂 It would be great to explore less known places of Tuscany…maybe you could show us some of them! 🙂 Hope you’ll spread the news about our tours among your friends too! Thank you for writing! Alessia

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  33. Kathy / rkdphotocreations says:

    thanks for stopping by my photo blog

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by ours! 🙂

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  34. Ruta says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 Reading about your gastronomic adventures made me hungry, haha 😀 Great blog! I recently visited Italy, that was an awesome experience.

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    1. Thank YOU for visiting ours! 🙂 Where in Italy have you been?

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      1. Ruta says:

        We went to Rome for a couple of days with my fiance. I was surprised how much there is to see. We decided that we will go there again some day.

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      2. You have to! Not even a month is enough to visit Rome! 😉 If you have time, you could add Abruzzo, our region…it’s just two hours from Rome and I promise you’ll be amazed! It’s enchanting 🙂 Btw, nice to meet you! 🙂 Alessia

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      3. Ruta says:

        Nice to meet you too 🙂 Abruzzo sounds nice, I would love to see it.
        Ruta

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      4. Ruta says:

        Thank you. I will look through it. I enjoy to get to know new places 🙂

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      5. Thank you for wanting to read about it 🙂 I read you love coffee…you definitely have to come try the different Italian coffees…we have so many versions!

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      6. Ruta says:

        Yes, that was one of my goals to try out good Italian coffee, when I was there, but running around and trying to see as much as possible in two days made it impossible 😀 So that is one of the reasons why I should go back to Italy again 🙂

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      7. If you come during the summer, let me know…we can offer you a good glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 🙂

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      8. Ruta says:

        That is very nice of you 🙂 Thank you! I appreciate it.

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      9. See you in Abruzzo then 😉

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      10. Ruta says:

        I hope so 🙂

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  35. Mona says:

    Buona fortuna a te. Grazie e’ voi per aver visitato il mio blog. 😀 Scusate il mio italiano è un po ‘rusty’. LOL

    Cincin,
    Mona

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    1. Grazie per il bel messaggio! Felici di conoscerti 🙂 Alessia

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  36. Ciao, grazie per avere visitato il mio blog, ho letto che anche voi “pazzi”, come me e mia moglie, avete deciso di lasciare l’Italia e incominciare una nuova avventura… cinque anni fa siamo capitati per caso in Irlanda e ci siamo rimasti…. seguiró il vostro interessante blog. ciao! Daniele

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    1. Grazie a TE per aver visitato il nostro! 🙂 Pare che siamo diventati “pazzi” in molti in quest’ultimo periodo! Saremo felici di leggere le vostre avventure…magari scambiandoci anche consigli ed opinioni 🙂 Nice to meet you! 🙂 Alessia

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  37. Claire Noble says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog–I have now been to Italy 3 times in the last year. I told my husband we have to try visiting one of the other 199 countries in the world–but we can’t help it–we love Italy. Next trip–Abruzzo.

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by Claire! Very nice to meet you 🙂 Happy to hear you liked Abruzzo from our posts! If you’re really interested, we’re organizing tours and itineraries to Abruzzo for this summer: a lot of food, wine tastings, medieval celebrations, ancient little towns…and hiking too! Keep following us, we’re putting them online in a couple of days 🙂
      Ps: I understand you perfectly… how can you help visiting Italy? There’s so much to see and do 🙂

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  38. Ah, Food and Travel, two very big loves of mine too! Your story is fascinating, and I love your profile picture also. Thanks for liking and commenting on my blog. Cheers! xo

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    1. Thank you very much! Hope we’ll keep in touch and share our food and travel experiences! 🙂 Alessia

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  39. Ciao! I love the picture of both of you. How can you leave Abruzzo for Canada?! Am I being closed here – sure, I guess the wealth of cultures in Canada must be amazing. Grazie mille for liking my blog – I can’t wait to have some of my Nonna’s pesto and foccacia 😉

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    1. Thank you! Haha that’s a good question! 😀 We wanted to start a new life in a place that believes in young people…and I also wanted to know the other side of my culture a little better 🙂 But yes, we definitely miss our region…we’re going back quite often though, we planned to! 🙂 Maybe we’ll share a glass of wine if you happen to come to Abruzzo! 🙂 Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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  40. Thanks again for finding my blog. Your story is very interseting so I’m looking forward following your adventure!! Ciao, letizia

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    1. Thank you very much Letizia! Hope we’ll keep sharing experiences through our blogs! Alessia

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  41. Thank YOU for visiting our blog! Happy we share the passion for Italian food! Hope we’ll keep sharing gastronomic experiences! Alessia

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  42. Stash says:

    Thanks for “liking” my snapshot post on spaghetti con le sarde. You’ve got a great space here, and I look forward to reading more about your travels and experiences in Canada.

    (I’m a sucker for Italian food blogs, as you can imagine.)

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  43. Irish Katie says:

    I wanted to stop by and say thanks for liking one of my blogs (I believe it was the epic bread failure one though!)

    I stopped by and read your about and love the way you have given yourselves your nicknames.

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by and reading ours! Hope we’ll keep in touch through our blogs! Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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  44. Thank YOU for visiting our blog! Yes, quite a big change! But we’re going back very often to show hidden Italy on our tours 🙂 Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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  45. becky6259 says:

    That’s quite a move and change in lifestyle! I am glad you are really enjoying Canada, and thanks so much for stopping by Mrs. City Boy and liking my post!

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  46. So you guys are Italians living in Nova Scotia and I’m a Nova Scotian living in Italy (Lago Maggiore)! Great blog. Can’t wait to read some more of your posts!

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    1. NO WAY!!! I can’t believe it! 😀 It also seems we have some things in common (love for cooking and traveling)…hope to share some experiences with you! 🙂 Btw, very nice blog! A pleasure to meet you! Alessia

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  47. nuovastoria says:

    Thanks so much for reading my blog. It sounds like we have the same experience, just in reverse. Siamo molto contenti in Italia, spero che voi stiate bene in Canada! Vi seguiro’ online tramite il vostro blog. Auguri!

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    1. Thank YOU for reading ours! Ho trovato molto curioso leggere la nostra storia al contrario! 🙂 Spero che continueremo a scambiarci esperienze 🙂 In bocca al lupo per la nuova avventura!

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  48. HI My cousin mentioned your Blog so here I am! Love your thoughts and share your passion for Abruzzo. We are starting up our Blog this week – it has been a long time coming! ciao

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    1. Nice to meet you Luciana and thank you for reading our blog! Happy to see other people share the passion for our enchanting region!

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  49. Thank you for following us! That’d be great to share each other’s experiences! 🙂 May I ask you why Sicily?

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  50. Thanks for liking our travel life blog! We look forward to following yours as you settle into the Canada we are leaving. Merry Christmas!

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