Normality…what a wonderful word ;-)

(Italy as a protected area day 12)
Italy as a protected area day 12. Some people tell that in bad times you should not focus on the things you miss. Personally in a situation like this I simply miss basic and simple ones like walking! Today is the very first Sunday of springtime, very sunny outside. You look out of the window […]

It should be Springtime…

(Italy as a protected area day 11)
Italy as protected area day 11….Yesterday I didn’t write anything: news, feelings were really massive. Number of positive cases augmented all over the country and even the number of death people, making Italy the country with the highest outbreak outside China. The pictures and the videos of the Italian army transpots 70 coffins because there […]

Give us our daily bread…

(Italy as a protected area day 9)
Italy as protected area day 9…when I write these posts it seems that I don’t want to write anything about the numbers of this spread No, it is the contrary: I would like you always to checks all the official information on the Italian Civil Protection site. Every evening at 6 pm there is a […]

Patience

(Italy as a protected area day 8)
Italy as a protected area day 8. This morning, talking to a friend of mine living in Belgium, he asked me the sensations I am feeling. Well, so many: – You know that in someway you must take care of your community not moving, standing still…when this period will be over then you can move, […]

Explaining Coronavirus to kids

(Italy as a protected area day 7)
Italy as protected area day 7. The news are not encouraging not only in Italy but all over the world. How could we explain to kids what it is happening? The webmagazine Ohga! filmed this video with a funny kid explaining what is happening, in a direct and simple way. This video is subtitled in […]

When lifes gives you only lemons, you make a lemonade (or Limoncello)

(italy as a protected area day 6)
Italy as protected area day 6. This is the first Sunday of this period of quarantine. Normally you would have woken up later, have a look outside the window to decide if later you would have a walk at the sea shore, do some home cleaning, having a distracted look at the TV running the […]

And Italy called us!

(Italy as a protected area day 5)
Italy as protected area day 5. This is a very stange Saturday, the first one of the quarantine. A silent one…very strange.. We stay at home, we clean,we cook, we communicate thought videocalls…The net is helping us someway to overcome the distance. There is an Italian motto saying that we are all saints, our soccer […]

The sound of silence…

(Italy as a protected area day 4)
In our cities we are totally overwhelmed by noises (cars, people, works…) so walking in the steets, during these “stay at home” days is really unreal. Few people walking only, we can go out only for food shopping, health reasons or going to the work. We keep on repeating “Io sto a casa” with limited […]

Queueing at the supermarket…

(Italy as protected area day 3)
Italy as a protected area day 3…I know it is a kind of countdown but mentally is like this. Yesterday the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced even more strict rules . The shops or activities that are not primary (like food or pharmacies) will be closed until 25th March in order to avoid unnecessary […]

The Market

(Italy as protected area, day 2)
Italy as a protected area day 2. Today I have been to the local food market, this is one of the reasons we are permitted to stay outside. We must have a self certification where in case the police stops us we declare what we are doing and they are going to check. We have […]