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Rick Zullo escaped to Italy and simultaneously fell in love with the city of Rome and an Italian lady.
What’s amazing about his site, RickZullo.com, is that he writes a mixture of Italian culture, language, and travel without sugarcoating it.
He’s real, honest, and funny.
You’re going to love this episode because you’ll learn:
— The exact process of how he got his one-year visa for Italy and other options for getting visas
— How to teach English and work in Italy as a teacher
— How he met his wife and dealt with some cultural translation barriers
— Main methods for learning grammar [and why avoiding the passato remoto came back to bite him in the butt]
— Which methods he didn’t find particularly helpful
— His experience working as a teacher in Rome [unique to the stories you usually hear]
— http://vitabellatravel.com – Where you can find the Sicily tours
— Italy Restaurant Guide [Download]
— Italian Style Guide [No longer exists]
My favorite articles from Rick Zullo
Get to know Rick
Facebook: Ricks Rome
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