[caption id="attachment_2061" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="The empty beach at Lido delle Sirene in Amalfi"][/caption] Like clockwork, the end of October often brings with it a big storm and an abrupt change in the seasons. One day the beaches will be dotted with sunbathers enjoying the last warm...

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[caption id="attachment_2042" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Fresh bietola - swiss chard - from the autumn market"][/caption] The change of the seasons is official when it arrives in the markets of Italy. Or, at least, it's officially tasty! Fruits and vegetables suddenly appear that we haven't enjoyed for awhile,...

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