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Ten political Italian types
Sunday, October 05TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Berlusconi If you watch tv shows about Italian politics,  you will see many politicians arguing or fiercely expressing their opinions, to the point you may think it is not a program of that type. Fiery and overheated discussions about politics may seem strange to you, but in Italy also ordinary...
Quotes About Italy
Friday, September 26TH, 2014 by
  Italy is famous for its wonderful food and wine, its luxurious sports cars (Lamborghini, Ferrari), its innovative artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Marinetti), its sophisticated fashion (Armani, Gucci), its poetry and music and, let's not forget, beautiful cities like ...
Ten types of women you may find in Italy
Thursday, September 25TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
  If there are some men who are the mirror of a specifically Italian stereotype, the same can be said for particular groups of Italian women.   Czardas dancers by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner   Here are some of them, often been at the centre of movies, novels and generally associated to a particular type...
Ten types of Italian men
Saturday, September 20TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
A few years ago, Italian cinema developed a trend: that of representing on screen stereotypical figures, characteristic of our country: the average Italian, with all his idiosyncrasies and peculiarities, comes in several forms and the silver screen exploited this creative line to the full. Take...
Italian names N-Z
Saturday, September 20TH, 2014 by
Have the baby name hand painted on an Italian ceramic set   > Italian Names A to G > Italian Names I to M > Italian Names N to Z > Italian Surnames > Italian Genealogy   Nina Female   Nicola Male   Nino Male God...
Italian Names I-M
Saturday, September 20TH, 2014 by
Italian Names - baby names A to D Italian Baby Names - Italian Names A Great Present: Have the baby name hand painted on an Italian ceramic set > Italian Names A to G > Italian Names I to M > Italian Names N to Z > Italian Surnames > Italian Genealogy   Ilario...
Italian Names A-G
Saturday, September 20TH, 2014 by
Italian Names - baby names A to G Popular Italian Baby Names - Italian Names A Great Present: Have the baby name hand painted on an Italian ceramic set > Italian Names A to G > Italian Names I to M > Italian Names N to Z > Italian Surnames > Italian Genealogy...
Bars in Italy
Tuesday, September 16TH, 2014 by
  Bar della Pace, Rome (Photo from www.jetsetreport.com)   The concept of going to a bar, and the definition of the bar itself, is very different in Italy from that held in any Anglo-Saxon or Northern European country.  A bar in Italy is a place for refreshments,...
Briscola
Tuesday, September 16TH, 2014 by
Briscola: a very popular Italian card game   Briscola, along with Scopa, is one of those card games that almost everyone knows in Italy: in fact, it is known in most Mediterranean countries.   Italian cards used in Briscola   Briscola is easy to learn, but becoming a...
Carpe Diem
Tuesday, September 16TH, 2014 by
Carpe Diem (Photo from www.psychologytoday.com)   This multi centennial Latin expression became famous and quite common in modern times after the release of the 1989 motion picture Dead Poets Society. The Italian translation of carpe diem is "vivi alla giornata" or "cogli l' attimo...

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