Tag Archives: Italian Language

Fish Market Catania, Sicily

The first thing I noticed when I woke up this morning was a soft glow reflecting on the window shutters. Could it be the sun? Sunrises don’t last long, so again I jumped out of bed to check. Yes, we … Continue reading

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Marsala, It’s Not Just Wine

Who hasn’t heard of Marsala wine? You might not know, however, that it comes from the West coast of Sicily, in fact, Marsala is the most western point of the island.  With such notoriety for its wines I would have … Continue reading

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Babilonia Language School in Taormina, Sicily – Review

The language classes at Babilonia overall are very well done. The teachers are educated and experienced in teaching Italian as a foreign language. The classes primarily focus on communicative activities, that is, getting the students to use the language in … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes in Taormina – Day 3

For our last class we made three dishes: an eggplant involtini (slices of eggplant  rolled up around pasta), polpette all’agrodolce ( meatballs in a sweet and sour sauce) and zucchini ripieni (zucchini halves filled with a ground meat mixture). We … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes in Taormina – Day 2

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily When I got to Donatella’s house last night, Jovanna was waiting on the steps. She didn’t want to be the first to go in. We put our stuff down and Donatella put us straight to work … Continue reading

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Just Another Monday

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily I can’t believe we are already starting another new week. Last week flew by faster than the first and Don will be here in just four days. Tomorrow I start the cooking part of the course, … Continue reading

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Taking the Afternoon Off

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily Starting a new language is mentally exhausting. Even when you are just hanging out with people chatting, seemingly doing nothing, your brain is in overdrive trying to process the language. It’s not so bad once you … Continue reading

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