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Patrizia lives between the USA and Italy and has deep roots in both places.She has traveled extensively all over the world and she has also spent 4 months in Japan, where she fell in love with Sakura trees and Takoyaki.She’s has been collecting recipes from her international friends and she’s now compiling a cookbook. She works as a translator and in her free time she likes to dance, hike and play with her cat.

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  • 2017.07.11
  • Infiorata, a Holy Flower Festival
  • Every year, at the end of June, the Catholic Church celebrates the solemnity of the Corpus Domini (literally God’s body) and the entire Italian peninsula dresses up with floral decorations which cover the streets and the squares of many cities and towns. The Corpus Domini is originally celebrated on Thursday after the celebration of the Holy Trinity but in Italy this holiday is moved to Sunday for convenience. 
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  • 2016.10.11
  • LOCALLY GROWN
  • Portland is relatively small compared to other cities in America since it only has a population of about 600,000 inhabitants but the city of
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  • 2016.08.09
  • A University Town
  • Some people say of Portland that it is a city where “young people come to retire.” With this comment they often refer to the fact that many youngsters
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  • 2016.07.12
  • A trip to the Oregon Coast
  • Portlanders love their green forests and lush parks but sometimes they do miss the ocean so they escape to the stylish and funky beach towns located along the rugged Oregon coast.
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  • 2016.06.28
  • The outdoors
  • It’s no secret that Portlanders love being outdoors and hiking in the woods is one of their favorite activities, given the incredible number of
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  • 2016.06.14
  • Open-air markets
  • Although it rains a lot in Portland, the city offers a wide selection of open-air markets: weekly flower markets, farmers markets and several flea
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  • 2016.06.07
  • Beervana
  • Since the ‘80s, Portland has been the place to be for all those people who like craft beer. Portland, with its 65 breweries and counting, presents more beer crafters
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  • 2016.05.02
  • Portland’s living room
  • Located in the very heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is dearly known to residents as Portland’s living room. A decade ago,
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  • 2016.04.19
  • Last Thursday
  • Last Thursday is a community grown and sponsored event which has become the iconic urban festival of Portland and it’s completely free to all artists, vendors,
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  • 2016.03.31
  • Theater-pubs and indie films
  • As I previously mentioned, it rains a lot in Portland.  In my previous blog I discussed how reading is one of the favorite activities in the city.  Portland is artsy and
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  • 2016.03.01
  • The art of brewing coffee
  • Many Portlanders are employed by the three major industries in the city: Nike, Intel and Columbia Sportswear, which have chosen to have their headquarters here.
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  • 2016.02.12
  • Keep Portland Weird!
  • Keep Portland Weird is the city’s famous and infamous motto.  This beloved expression appears on street signs, public walls, bumper stickers and buildings all over
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  • 2016.01.18
  • Portland’s bike culture
  • Portland is perhaps not as well-known abroad as other American cities, but it’s a small city with a big personality. Located in the state of Oregon, the city
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