La Vita Italiana

I arrived here just outside of Cremona one week ago today to begin a fabulous new chapter of life in Italy.  As I packed things up in Ithaca to prepare for a 6-month sabbatical here, I thought of a different pace of life, inspiring new projects, new friends and “family,” and of course, food and wine to die for.  It has been a joy to settle in.

Cultural diplomacy projects with the non-profit Periscope, teaching at l’Istituto Stradivari in Cremona, work with our Cornell branch in Rome, and concerts in Milan are all to come, so stay tuned.  Below, I leave you with a few photos from my first days here…

Sono arrivata qui a Manerbio una settimana fa per cominciare un capitolo nuovo della vita in Italia.  Ho un sabbatico da 6 mesi qui, e pensavo di l’idee dei nuovi progetti, gli amici e una “famiglia” nuovi, e il cibo e il vino incredibile.  E’ stata una gioia.

I progetti con l’organizzazione Periscope, insegnamento all’Istituto Stradivari a Cremona, il lavoro con nostro branch di Cornell a Roma, e i concerti a Milano verranno.  Qui di seguito ci sono qualche foto da i miei primi giorni qui…

The First Dinner!  La Prima Cena!
La nostra prima cena – Our first dinner =)
Il Pranzo della Domenica con la mia "famiglia italiana" - Sunday lunch with my new "Italian family"
Il pranzo della domenica con la mia “famiglia italiana” – Sunday lunch with my new “Italian family”
Il Cibo Coreano - With rice cooker in tow, I made my first Korean meal here in Northern Italy!
Il cibo coreano – With rice cooker in tow, I made my first Korean meal here in Northern Italy!
Il Duomo a Brescia - the beautiful cathedral in Brescia
Il Duomo a Brescia – The beautiful cathedral in Brescia

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  1. Ariana, how is your amazing life going? So much to adjust to and to fall into! But, you have all the skills and character to make this into an extraordinary time! Much love, Trudy

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