Some Italians don’t like it hot

Welcome to our neighborhood There it was again. The intrusive buzzer that made us jump each time it echoed through our Italian villa. Someone was at the security gate, asking to come in. An unfamiliar part of our new life in Naples included a security fence around our home with a pedestrian gate for guests. [...]

The Streets of Italy, Mine is Bigger Than Yours

A villa in Naples Rita started it. The day we moved into our villa in Naples she was at our front gate. A small dark Italian woman with laughing brown eyes, she came to our house the first time with Italian coffee. The following week, the button on our security gate was pushed a dozen [...]