Update to Italian Citizenship by Marriage Applications

I’ve got a few Italian citizenship updates to share with you. As of today, there is a new website to check on the status of your citizenship applications. Go to the ALI Ministero dell’Interno website If you had checked your website the past few weeks, there was a notification that they were updating the website and details. This was due to a nationwide system over-hall to make government websites more secure and up-to-date, part of…

How coffee is keeping me positive during the pandemic

For the past 6 months, my mind has been dominated by sickness, surgery, doctor appointments, tests, and a world-wide pandemic. And I’ve been grasping for something that feels familiar, an everyday action and that has turned out to be coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker, I don’t really like the taste and often times I don’t even like the way it makes me feel. But during all of this uncertainty and upheaval, I’ve been drawn…

Ischia and the corona virus

Here in Ischia, the island is keeping safe, but we’re also battling with our own positive cases of COVID-19 and I wanted to give you an update on Ischia and the corona virus and what’s going on here. Since everything is closed and we’re all staying at home, I feel like I’m in a vacuum. I read the local newspapers online, read the comments and follow the local Facebook groups, but what I most come…

Italy and the corona virus: letter from Ischia

UPDATE: 12.3.2020 Conte announced that further restrictions have been put in place and all shops and businesses are now closed except for grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, tobacco shops and newspaper stands. I’ve updated the rules down below. Things in Italy are changing day by day and my post today could very likely be obsolete by tomorrow, but I still want to document this very strange and surreal time and give you an update about Italy,…

Six Italian teachers you must follow on Instagram

During my long convalescence from surgery in December, I’ve been spending a lot of time studying Italian and I’ve discovered a wonderful group of Italian teachers through Instagram. These are great teachers to follow because they share a bit of their Italian selves giving you a chance to understand the great varieties of Italian culture throughout the regions and practice Italian along the way. They are very generous in giving lots of authentic content and…

Hi! I'm Giovanna, an Italian-American living on the island of Ischia with my Italian partner Marituccio. Up until December 2017, I was living in London, but now I've fulfilled my life long dream to live in Italy full time with a house full of cats and a lemon tree. You can read here about Ischia, Italian life and what it's like to live abroad.

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