account_circle by Stef Smulders
Stef Smulders is a Dutchman who moved to Italy in 2008 to start a bed-and-breakfast in the Oltrepo Pavese wine region south of Milan. In 2016, he published ‘Living in Italy: the Real Deal’, a collection of short stories about his life as an expat.


The Wine Container

Issue No. 281 ~ October, 2020

This is the story of Messer Dezza, a middle-aged Milanese businessman who, after years of suffering the famous oppressive heat and the annoying mosquitoes of the Po flatland and being tormented by the traffic noise and the hustle and bustle of the city, decided to …