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Paolo Nascimbeni

Founder, Project Manager. Born in Brescia Italy, he moved to Rome at the age of six where he lived for 20 years. He moved to the US in 1987 to get degrees in Computer Science (BS 1988 SUNY Binghamton, NY, Master of Engineering 1989 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY). After graduation, he worked in the Artificial Intelligence computing department at IBM before leaving to open his own business involving trade in antiques and collectible cameras and cars with Italy.
In 2004, Paolo decided to return to his computing roots but continue the Italian connection, and founded, which has now become the most visited English language website about all things Italian. Through and his Italian meet-up group, Paolo enjoys assisting the English speaking population to pursue its passion for Italy, Italian food, culture and fun. On the personal side, he loves to tour the Italy and the United States on his motorcycles and enjoys sailing on Lake Bolsena, two hours north of Rome. 

I love my website but I am also a relator and I decided to seek lifestyle for clients through real estate.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
pick authentic italian restaurant
In 2012 I travelled through Siberia. Before I left, everybody told me to forget coffee in the morning and to be prepared for a tea-only breakfast.  Well, I guess those people had not been to Siberia for many years. Not only was I surprised to see carts in the streets selling cappuccino, but both cappuccino and good coffee were readily available everywhere (at least in the cities). When I finally arrived to Ulanbattar, in Mongolia, I had a cappuccino that looked so good I had to take a picture. 
Monday, October 20th, 2014
motorcycle tours italy
As you might know, I go to Italy 4 times a year and I have been travelling the country far and wide. Motorcycling is one of my passions and a long-time dream of mine is to organize motorcycle tours and share the fun with my U.S. motorcycle buddies.   I am planning my first trip as an all inclusive Motorcycle tour of Italy from Saturday May 23 2015 to Sunday May 31st 2015. My Italian house is in Bolsena, an area famous for Lake Bolsena and an ideal place to explore central Italy. Bolsena is
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
sarteano tuscany
  Sarteano, Tuscany Ph.   The historical center of Sarteano is a labyrinth of little streets and alleyways, huddling together at the base of the medieval castle, originally built in 1038. The views from the castle are spectacular. You will see the landscapes of Val di Chiana, Monte Cetona and the Umbrian mountains on the horizon: if you visit Sarteano, make sure to bring your camera! The castle is open to visitors between May and December.
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Buffalo Mozzarella DOP - Imported from Costco    Probably buffalo mozzarella is, along with pizza and pastiera, the most famous product of Neapolitan gastronomy: these are products that many try to imitate a bit everywhere in the world, but let’s be honest, they do it without success. It becomes very important, then, to understand when a buffalo mozzarella is really genuine: but what are the most easily recognizable characteristics that can help consumers to understand if they are buying a DOP
Monday, May 19th, 2014
SWEET AND SOUR SUGGESTIONS  Gadus Morhua Codfish in oil, served with sweet and sour sauce made with Dutch rhubarb, onion of Montoro, Ribera oranges and raspberry vinegar, flavoured with Melissa.     The light acidity of French rhubarb, the sweetness of Sicilian oranges, the aroma of “ vanilla mint” of the Melissa, embrace one another in a marriage of love and sensations the noble delicacy of the Carpaccio of Gadus Morhua, codfish, the king of the white codfish of the Northern Seas. It comes
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
  Without the shadow of a doubt, the origins of modern Italian flooring and tiles lie in ancient Greek and Roman traditions. The range of floors and  tiles you can find in Italy is endless: from terra cotta to marble,  from simple stones to hand-painted ceramics, their variety is synonym with a true form of art, known and practiced in the country since the earliest times of its history.    . Tuscan Floor   Italian
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Trasimeno Lake Ph. depositphotos/posztos   I was fortunate enough to be invited on a trip with an Italian friend. It was autumn and he wanted to show me Isola Maggiore. The island is one of three islands inside Lago Trasimeno, Italy's fourth largest lake situated just inside Umbria close to Tuscany.   We parked the car and boarded a small ferry north of the lake at Tuoro Navaccia near Tuoro sul Trasimeno (visit for fares and timetables). It was a short
Friday, June 1st, 2012
ITALIAN REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS The reflexive pronouns (i pronomi reflessivi), mi, ti, si, ci, vi, si, are identical in form to direct object pronouns, except for the third-person form si (which is the same in the singular and in the plural). The following table includes the reflexive pronouns in Italian. PERSON SINGULAR PLURALI mi (myself) ci (ourselves)II ti (yourself) vi (yourselves)III si (himself; herself; itself; yourself, formal) si (themselves; yourselves, formal)To see how reflexive
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Bolsena Chiesa di Santa Cristina What lifestyle will you want to follow when you go to Italy ? Historically, Italians banded together in towns, many of them perched on rocky hills, for some (limited!) protection from marauders.  Zoning has kept those beautiful towns from spreading into the dreadful suburban miracle miles of chain stores that it seems nearly every American town possesses.  It has also reduced the spread of suburban homes with large plots. So this reduces your
Friday, June 1st, 2012
ITALIAN PRONOUNS (pronomi) - Part 2 2. OBJECT PRONOUNS Object pronouns are used as object of the verb and can be direct or indirect. Direct object pronouns answer the questions "Chi?" or "Che cosa?" ("Whom?" or "What?"). Examples: Io chiamo Piero = Io lo chiamo ( I call Piero = I call him) Io mangio la mela = Io la mangio (I eat the apple = I eat it) Indirect object pronouns answer the questions "A chi?" or "A che cosa?" ("To whom? / for whom?"  or "To what?"). Examples
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Life in Italy, vivere in Italia. L’Italia è un paese bellissimo, e per certi versi un po’ difficile. Senz’altro è uno dei paesi più noti al mondo: Venezia, la Torre di Pisa, il Colosseo, il Papa, e poi il mare, la Ferrari, la pizza e gli spaghetti… Non esiste forse bambino al mondo che non abbia almeno una volta sentito parlare dell’Italia, e che non sappia raccontare o disegnare almeno una delle meraviglie del Bel Paese. E tanto più
Friday, June 1st, 2012
use mobile phone italy
   Using your mobile phone in Italy. Ph. flickr/fulzio rossi    You will notice a vast majority of people in Italy walk and talk on the phone. When I am in Italy I am compelled to use my phone more than in the U.S. I use what most Italians call a 'pay as you go'. This is perfect for tourists since you are always in control of the charges and there are no contracts or bills. Basic level cell phones in Italy sell for less than €30. TIM, Vodafone, Wind, Tre, have cheap