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“We never really had this starry-eyed dream of living in Italy.”
I’ve talked to a lot of expats living in Italy, and they’ve all moved there either for love or because they felt pulled there.
Linda & Steve, owners of The Beehive Hotel in Rome, didn’t move there for love or with some vision of grandeur.
As you’ll hear them talk about, they loved the idea of running a business together and Rome happened to stick out of their twenty other zany ideas of where to move and what to do.
If you’ve ever been interested in running a business or raising a family in Italy, you are going to love hearing Steve and Linda’s perspectives that reflect on their journey of the past fifteen years in Rome.
— What it was like for them to open a business in Rome
— The three different types of Italian that Linda and Steve learned while living in Rome
— Five of their favorite words and expressions in Italian
— Two comparisons between the Italian and American culture (The one about being late to parties will make you laugh.)
— How raising three kids in Rome has affected their language skills
— Non ce la faccio. – I can’t do it. (Imagine a dramatic hand on the forehead here.)
— Non ce la faccio più. – I can’t do it anymore.
— Non ce la faccio proprio. – I really can’t do it.
— In bocca al lupo! – Good luck.
— Conosco i miei polli. – I know my chickens. (I know who I am dealing with.)
— Che pizza! – What a pain! (The kid-friendly version of che palle.)
— Che cavolo! – That sucks/Crap! (Another kid-friendly version)
Get to know Linda & Steve
— Site: http://www.the-beehive.com/
— Site: http://www.cross-pollinate.com/
— Facebook: The Beehive Hotel & Cafe