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Clementines in Calabria

Christmas in Calabria: Home for the Holidays

Christmas in Calabria is magical and special, but perhaps not in the way you might think. It’s full of simple and pure joy revolving around family and food.

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Piazza Castello, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

5 Things No One Told You About Moving to Rural Italy

Moving to Italy presents challenges no matter where you end up, but rural Italy is its own beast. Here are some things I wish I would have known.

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Antonio the fruttivendolo, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

My Local Fruttivendolo — Fruit & Vegetable Guy

A good fruttivendolo is hard to find, so we are more than happy to call Antonio with his green Ape our very own.

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grapes ready for picking, almost

La Vendemmia in Calabria

Mid-September means it’s vendemmia and wine-making time, which is delicious in Calabria on more than one front.

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A single chair...lonely or just alone?

Lost in Translation: Adventures in Sola-tude

Solo/sola in Italian means both alone and lonely. Let that sink in for a second.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio

Umbria Property for Sale

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Badolato Rentals

Badolato rentals

Badolato Properties For Sale

Properties for Sale, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Photo Guide to Badolato On Sale!

Photographic Guide for Badolato, Calabria

Applying to Law School?

The Art of the Law School Personal Statement by Michelle Fabio, Esq.

Recipes

 

Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake