The Fatal Charm of Italy: A Question and Answer Podcast with Rick Zullo
By Rick Zullo: American Expat in Rome
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Rick Zullo is an American who moved to Rome and started a blog as a way to help understand his new surroundings. Over the years, Rick’s blog has become a resource for both expats and visitors in Rome; helping them navigate the more challenging aspects of life in the Eternal City. Not just the practical advice and sightseeing, but also a good measure of “daily life,” and the things that a foreigner might find puzzling about Italian culture. Some of the most popular posts have been on the following subjects: dating in Italy; fighting the Italian bureaucracy; Italian superstitions; learning the Italian language; and regional Italian cuisine.
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||CleanFCI 034 – Unique Rome Tours with Beth from Select Italy||The Fatal Charm of Italy: A Question and Answer Podcast from rickzullo.com||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanFCI 032 – Under the Puglia Sun with Paul and Steven||The dream of moving to Italy and restoring a farmhouse.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 031 – Eastern Sicily Highlights with Saskia Balmaekers||Saskia Balmaekers from Ciao Tutti discusses for of the Eastern Sicily Highlights during a recent trip to the Aeolian Islands.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 030 – Coastal Italy Hotspots with Gillian McGuire||Coastal Italy Hotspots with Gillian McGuire, recorded in October 2015 on the island of Vulcano in Sicily.||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 029 – Promoting Italian Culture in America||Interviews with four people who are committed to promoting Italian culture in America.||12/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 028 – Offbeat Museums of Rome with Elizabeth Joss||Visiting offbeat museums of Rome with Elizabeth Joss from The Museum Times||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 027 – Walking the Pilgrim Trail to Rome with Chandi Wyant||In the spring of 2015, Pope Francis released a papal bull announcing a special jubilee year on the theme of mercy. It officially begins today, December 8th 2015 (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception), and runs through November 20th 2016.||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 026 – Passing Through Piedmont with Diana Zahuranec||Through the region of Piedmont with wine expert Diana Zahuranec||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 025 – The Italian Travel Industry||Interviews with Italian travel brands and destinations to inspire your next trip to Italy.||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 024 – The Expats in Rome Interviews, Session 2||The expats in Rome interviews, Session 2||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 023 – The Rome Expat Interviews, Session 1||A series of short interviews with expats living in Rome||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 022 – Expats Living in Rome with Patrizia Di Gregorio||Connect with the Expats Living in Rome for networking and social contacts.||10/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 021 – Visiting Levanto with Silvia Moggia||Visiting Levanto is a gateway to the Cinque Terre National Park||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 020 – Funny Things about Living in Italy with Marsha De Salvatore||My guest Marsha De Salvatore takes on every humorous aspect of life in Rome as an expat.||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 019 – Finding a Job in Italy with Liz Knight||A chat with American attorney in Rome, Liz Knight||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 018 – Reasons to Dress Well in Italy with Angie Nardiello||Fashion advice to help you dress like an Italian.||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 017 – Answering your Common Questions about Italy||Everything from Italian superstitions to dating in Italy is discussed||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 016 – Touring Italian Wine Regions with Jen Martin||A quick spin through the wines of Lazio, Sicily, and Campania||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 015 – An Unplugged Guide to Naples with Bonnie Alberts||A Guide to Bella Napoli with Bonnie Alberts||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 014 – Finding Accommodations In Italy With Linda Martinez And Steve Brenner||Finding a temporary home in Rome.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 013 – The Erotic History of Italy with Cinzia Giorgio||Italy is a republic founded on pleasure.||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 012 – Disgraces on the Menu with Paolo Rigiroli||Italian food rules explained||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 011 – Opera and Truffle Hunting in Alba with Fidel Gamboa||Singing arias and digging up truffles in the Piedmont region of Italy||6/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 010 – An Italian in America with Emanuele Pettener||Rick Zullo discusses life in Italy versus the United States with literature professor Emanuele Pettener, an Italian in America.||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 009 – Sex, Lies, and Raising Children Italian Style with Andrea Timonere||Rick Zullo discusses Raising Children Italian Style with Andrea Timonere from the popular blog Sex, Lies, and Nutella.||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 008 – Retaking Rome with Virginia Vitalone||Roman citizens have decided to retake their city from graffiti and vandalism.||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 007 – Traveling in Italy with Children with Shannon Kenny||Advice on the challenges of visiting Italy with small children.||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 006 – Italian Fashion is Good for Your Health with Misty Evans||Misty Evans helps you look good in Florence.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 005 – Eating Well In Bologna With Sarah Dowling||The many culinary treasures of La Grassa with Sarah Dowling||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 004 – Italian Verb Confusion With Cher Hale||Improve your Italian with Cher Hale and Rick Zullo||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 003 – Getting Engaged In Italy With Georgette Jupe||How to plan the perfect Italian proposal||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 002 – Traditional Roman Cuisine With Maria Pasquale||Get to know some of the traditional dishes of Rome with Maria Pasquale.||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFCI 001 – Introduction to The Fatal Charm Of Italy Podcast With Rick Zullo||A podcast for lovers of all things Italian||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
WOW….The Fatal Charm of Italy Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Rick. Keep bringing it.
Probably the best website for those wanting a bridge to Italy. As an ex-pat, he gets it. Subscribing to his website is fun because he regularly has something new up there to learn. He doesn’t just post once a month or so. It’s worth checking his site frequently. He’s pretty objective, has a lot of great guest bloggers. I haven’t really seen a better website.
REAL info about living here - Plus ME!
Rick is a terrific guy and really an expert on moving to and living in Italy. I’ve been here almost 8 years and if I had a question, he’s who I’d ask. Websites and blogs providing a Disneyland view of living here are beyond irritating and this podcast gives you myriad perspectives on what it’s really like. The glory of the food and scenery and the agony of the bureaucracy and gas prices. Living here ain’t like vacationing here, folks - but there must be a reason that Rick’s interviewees (including me!) keep coming back for more. Check my interview out in "FCI 019 – Finding a Job in Italy with Liz Knight”. Rick, you are putting us all to shame with this series; well done!!