Lisa Clifford was born in Sydney, Australia. Following a career in radio and television journalism, she now contributes opinion pieces, guides and lifestyle articles on Italy to international magazines and newspapers. She is the author of Walking Sydney, The Promise, An Italian Romance and Death in the Mountains.
One of the interesting aspects of bilingualism in our children is how my daughter at five years old could already work out the cultural beverage preferences of our guests. At four she seemed to know instinctively who spoke English and who spoke Italian. However, at five, she could correctly call