Julie Butterfield is a woman of average height with brown hair and doesn't think people who wear Birkenstocks should be judged poorly. She also thinks it's okay to accomplish very little in the day, and she changes out of her pajama pants when expecting a package.
One of the first things we expatriates notice in our new Tuscan paradise, along with the brilliant architecture, breathtaking scenery and myriad gustatory delights, is our nagging suspicion that Italians can't stand us. We worry that they regard our mistakes and fumbles as warts on their culture, and we'
With the nation's unemployment at a record 10.7 percent and facing the prospect of deepening austerity cuts and rising inflation, many Italians are trading in their more costly cars for cheaper two-wheelers. Recent statistics on Italy's automobile market show that it contracted 24.7 percent in
Millions of tourists arrive in Florence every year, eager to explore the city's rich heritage of art and architecture, many doing so as part of a guided tour. Having to wade through or around tour groups almost all year round, most locals assume they will need at least an