I love speaking Italian. I love making mistakes and learning from them. I love when someone realizes I can speak and understand them and they suddenly speak so fast with vocabulary far beyond my knowledge, that I shake my head and laugh half way through.
Steve's cousin Pina, speaks rapidly to me, always. She tells me a message for the group and hits my arm to signal me to tell everyone in english. Bruised and happy, I cooperate and translate when I can.
It was definitely not the intention of our sweet, attentive, funny and cute guide during our Palermo Street food tour, to find vintage alphabet charts, but I found them and it made the day even better.
These vintage italian school charts are available through Archive Home. Please email me for more information. I am happy to send photos and pricing.