The American: For Italy & the World
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In the Sticks
Elisa Scarton Detti
Elisa lives and writes in the smallest but most resplendent corner of the Tuscan countryside, the Maremma. She maintains a travel blog.
The author will follow a simple formula as she votes for the first time in Italy: see only Green.
Deciphering the locals Italians using state TV as a tool is hopeless.After which you're left with your husband.
Why can't you park in front of the pharmacy in the Tuscan town of M----? Go ahead, ask the mayor.
Complaining is not only necessary, it's an art form, all the more so when you're an expat in a small Tuscan town.
Deciding to go for that vaguely blonde look can put you in a world where secrets fade faster than hair color.