Archive for 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Book Review - SocialBookCo

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is as unique and imaginative as the title suggests and is well worth several hours of your time.

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Farm to table Calabria - patata silana

From Farm to Table: The Sila Potato

Going farm to table is easy in Calabria — especially with our DOP and IGP products, such as the humble, under-appreciated Sila Potato.

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52 Things to See & Do in Calabria by Michelle Fabio

Win a Copy of 52 Things to See & Do in Calabria Travel Guide

This Calabria travel guide is the first in a series of upcoming releases by fellow Italy residents: Locals Know Italy Travel Guides.

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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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Il Bel Centro by Michelle Damiani

Il Bel Centro by Michelle Damiani

Written in a journal format that traces Damiani’s journey nearly day by day, Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center provides a rare glimpse into a transplanted family’s sojourn in Italy.

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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

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



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