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Marisa's First Christmas

My One-Word Theme for 2014: SALUTE

It’s an Italian word this year, pronounced “sah LOOT eh,” and I’ve chosen it for its various meanings.

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Palazzo Bellavista

Property situated on the south side of the ancient village of Badolato, Calabria with a magnificent view over a beautiful landscape and the clear blue waters of the Ionian sea. This building is one of the nicest of the village; it dates back to 1645 and has a unique shape and two hanging terraces.

P.Bellavista side view

6 rooms +3 bathrooms+ 1 terrace + 2 terraced gardens
140 sq. mt. apartment + 12 sq. mt. terraces + 60 sq. mt.

P.Bellavista kitchen side view

Current condition: The whole house was completely refurbished with very high quality materials. It has conditioning units and heaters in all rooms, audio system and internet access in all rooms, two fireplaces (wood and gas), two gardens, solar panel system, barbecue, and another entrance from the main square with more land/garden.

P.Bellavista living.2

studio with fireplace

Air conditioner and heaters in all rooms, satellite tv, fireplaces, fully equipped bathrooms, Italian tiled built in kitchen, iron handworked staircase, and more unique features.

P.Bellavista bathroom in master bedroom

The palazzo is located in Via Dante Alighieri, only 100 meters from from main square, Piazza Castello. The house has an independent entrance from the main square that brings you directly in one of the two gardens.

P.Bellavista garden 1st floor.2
PRICE : To be discussed with buyer privately. Contact me and I will put you in touch directly with the seller.

Baby Fabio - 10 weeks

New Beginnings and Such

I’ve been trying to get a post up here for months now. I’ve started a few, but it just hasn’t happened as I’ve struggled with how to express the whirlwind we’ve been experiencing here from my miscarriage last spring to where we are now. So let’s just get this out there once and for all.

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The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl by Jane Casey is the first Maeve Kerrigan novel I’ve read, but based upon this one, I’ll be reading more.

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Skinny Bitch in Love

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

As a carnivore myself and most certainly not a skinny bitch, I am miles away from Clementine’s vegan character, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the book.

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Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio



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