Blue View - Italy's Coffee Culture

 Blue View - Italy's Coffee Culture

No restaurant or bar in Italy would stay in business long without a large, elaborate, beautiful coffee machine. A bar here might devote 1-2 feet of bar space to the beer taps, but you can be sure they will have a coffee maker that takes up 5-6 feet. We Americans may love our coffee, but the Italians have made it an art form…

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Blue View - Riding the Rails... Italian Style

 Blue View - Riding the Rails... Italian Style

We've been riding the trains here in Italy quite a lot. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've spent more time on trains in the last few weeks than the sum total of my train riding experience prior to Italy. It's been somewhat of a learning curve, but I think we're starting to get the hang of it. Here are some of the things we've learned…

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Blue View - A Lesson in Bidets

Blue View - A Lesson in Bidets

While bidets are quite common in many parts of the world, especially here in Italy, they certainly aren’t seen much in the U.S. I’m a little embarassed to admit that not only have I never used one, I’m not even quite sure what the procedure is. A little internet research and I’m raring to give it a go…

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