The Web address for our blog stems from a trip to Italy molti anni fa —many years ago—and the slightly cryptic journal notation I made for 31 May 1998: “Metro and bus to Via Appia Antica. Walk up and down. Gelato + peach (fish).”
In Italian, a peach is pesca (pays’-ka), while a fish is pesce (pay’-shay). But a shop that sells fish is a pescharia (pays-ka-ree’-ah). It seems like a strange quirk of the language, but the memory still makes us laugh.