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Italian Food in History

Italian Food in History | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The nascent history of Italian food began about 13,000 years ago and firmly established itself when the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans moved into the Italian peninsula around 1,000 BCE. By about 400 BCE the Romans, either by assimilation or conquests, had taken control of this racially, culturally and linguistically diverse area.[...]

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ced's curator insight, November 2, 2016 6:47 AM

Buon appetito !

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A Pizza Crawl of Rome

A Pizza Crawl of Rome | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
11 pizzas. 13 hours. Are you up for the challenge?
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BookAirfare's curator insight, May 16, 2016 11:14 AM
Book your next trip to Italy with Bookairfare and discover the incredible variety of pizza Rome has to offer.
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10 Basics Of Italian Food Culture You Need To Know

10 Basics Of Italian Food Culture You Need To Know | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
From key festivals and superstitions to fresh vegetable and historical trends, John Bensalhia investigates some of the key facts linked with delicious Italian food...
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10 Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

10 Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Italians have certain things sussed when it comes to well-being.
From coffee culture to shopping at markets, we've picked up habits that have enhanced our lives here. Whether you live in Italy or not, here's a list of ways you too could adopt an Italian lifestyle. [...]

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The Local, prepared a list of italian lifestyle habits you better adopt to enhance your health, your family and social life.

  1. Go to the market more
  2. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  3. Interact with your local shop keeper
  4. Eating together
  5. Drink less alcohol
  6. Gesticulate
  7. Be more tactile
  8. Develop a sense of local pride
  9. Going out and about
  10. Italianize your coffee habits
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How to Speak Italian and Not Sound Like a Tourist: The Food Issue

How to Speak Italian and Not Sound Like a Tourist: The Food Issue | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Uninformed tourists are quickly pegged as such upon placing their order in restaurants. Knowing the correct pronunciation and forms of popular food items will place you at a level far above your fellow American tourist. [...]

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How to visit Tuscany and learn Italian

How to visit Tuscany and learn Italian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
There are a myriad ways to learn Italian in Tuscany, for example you can visit the region’s monuments and museums with an Italian teacher/tour guide!
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Michele Lally's curator insight, May 16, 2015 1:44 PM

Italia e' troppo bella, andiamo!!!

 

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How good is Italian for business? | British Council

How good is Italian for business? | British Council | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The British Council’s Languages for the Future report identified the ten languages most important to the UK over the next 20 years. Sarah Giles writes about Italian... Speaking Italian is a gold star on your CV [...]

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Italian Language Schools in Le Marche

Ancona Province

  1. www.linguaitaliana.com
  2. www.italiamo.it
  3. www.laveraitalia.it
  4. www.linguamia.com
  5. www.thevictoriacompany.it

Ascoli Piceno Province

  1. www.accademia-italiana.com
  2. www.cappella-curzi.com
  3. www.greenitalian.it

Fermo Province

  1. www.fermosummerschool.it

Macerata Province

  1. www.campusinfinito.it
  2. www.civitasitalia.com
  3. www.edulingua.it
  4. www.italianoeco.com
  5. www.scuoladantealighieri.org
  6. www.shudao.org

Pesaro Urbino Province

  1. www.istitutoatrium.com/
  2. www.centrostuditaliani.org/
  3. www.linguaideale.it/
  4. www.raffaellosanzio.eu
  5. www.scuola-italia.com 





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Samantha Cristoforetti sips first fresh espresso in space

Samantha Cristoforetti sips first fresh espresso in space | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.

Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space. She posted a photo of herself on Twitter from the International Space Station on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use in zero-gravity.

For the special occasion, she put on her "Star Trek" uniform top.

"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," Cristoforetti said via Twitter, quoting from the old TV series, "Star Trek: Voyager. " [...]

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Caravaggio turned Comic book hero by Milo Manara

Caravaggio turned Comic book hero by Milo Manara | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italy’s iconic comic book artist Milo Manara has taken the life of the brilliant Italian Painter Caravaggio and turned it into a dramatic, beautiful graphic novel. Recounting the story of his arrival in Rome to his tense escape from the city, Manara has brought new life to an old story. Here's more.
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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, May 1, 2015 9:18 PM
El artista del cómic italiano Milo Manara ha tomado la brillantye vida del pintor italiano Caravaggio y la convirtió en una hermosa novela dramática, gráfica. Haciendo un recuento de la historia de su llegada a Roma para su fuga tensa de la ciudad, Manara ha dado nueva vida a una vieja historia. Aquí hay más...
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You are "Italian" if... Viva la Pennichella

You are "Italian" if... Viva la Pennichella | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

On my first visit to Italy I found myself wondering around empty streets and finding ‘chiuso’ (closed) signs on most of the shops. It was between 1 and 4 pm and it was quite a surprise.  Where was everyone?? It didn’t take long to find out that many Italians still take ‘siesta’ or ‘ pisolino’ or ‘riposo’  meaning nap time. [...]

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Sonia Anton's curator insight, May 14, 2015 6:43 PM

Un banc pour la sieste !

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How to live in Italy without speaking Italian

How to live in Italy without speaking Italian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Moving to Padua from US and living life without speaking Italian: is it possible?

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你好! Ciao! Skype Translator Now Speaks Italian and Mandarin

你好! Ciao! Skype Translator Now Speaks Italian and Mandarin | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to connect with people around the world, no matter where you are and what language you speak. In December, we announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program and today we’re excited to announce Skype Translator’s next milestone, the addition of two spoken languages: Italian and Chinese (Mandarin), to the current offering of Spanish and English. [...]

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Be more Italian

Be more Italian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Whether it’s a rustic medieval town, colourful beach resort or vibrant city there is an undeniable energy to Italy, and its people are at the core.  Quiet afternoons in sleepy towns can explode into vivacious nights as the tanned locals take to the streets, cafes and bars to revel each other’s company, and busy cities swell with the cacophony and chaos of gesticulating inhabitants conversing at decibel levels usually reserved for car horns. [...]

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Your Guide To Italian After-Dinner Drinks

Your Guide To Italian After-Dinner Drinks | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The important thing is not to get behind the wheel after you’ve enjoyed your tipple. Other than that, in Italy you have an array of liqueurs to taste
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Women Try to Make Italy’s Shoe-Shining as Chic as Its Shoes

Women Try to Make Italy’s Shoe-Shining as Chic as Its Shoes | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Two women in Italy have gained notice for moving into the unfashionable trade of shining shoes, once exclusively a men’s job, and even making it hip.
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9 Chocolate Festivals in Italy

9 Chocolate Festivals in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

List of the upcoming chocolate festivals in Italy for 2015 and 2016. Italy has a long tradition of chocolate making, with famous and historic chocolatiers [...]

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Read more about these 9 sweet Italian Chocolate Festivals in an article from 2013 updated in 2015,  shared more than 3000 times online

  1. Eurochocolate, Perugia (Umbria), October 16 to 25, 2015
  2. Cioccoshow, Bologna (Emilia-Romagna), November 11 to 15, 2015
  3. CioccolaTo, Turin (Piedmont), November 20 to 29, 2015
  4. Showcolate, Naples (Campania), March 26 to 28, 2015
  5. Chocobarocco, Modica (Sicily), December 4 to 7, 2015
  6. CioccolArt Sicily, Taormina, December 20, 2014 to January 6, 2015
  7. Cioccolentino, Terni (Umbria), February 9 to 13, 2016
  8. Florence Chocolate Festival (Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianale), Florence (Tuscany)
  9. Ciok in Roma, Rome (Lazio)
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Best Antidote for Hurrying? Pleasure, Italian Style

Best Antidote for Hurrying? Pleasure, Italian Style | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Stop, look, feel, smell, taste, listen. Allow yourself the pleasure of your senses. Take a long, slow deep breath. Dive deeply into the moment. Be present for a sensorial, even sensual experience. Maybe we, Americans, can stop hurrying so much, escape our Puritan past, and leave behind the concept of "guilty pleasure" in favor of simple, daily Italian pleasure. [...]

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Eleanor Shannon suggests to hurried Americans to improve the life quality in the Italian Style, a formula, she affirms, working well even before the Romans, whom learned it from Etruscans, masters in pleasure.
Now. What to suggest to Italians pressured by the European Authorities to become more actives?

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Place in Italy - What is speaking Italian like?

Place in Italy - What is speaking Italian like? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
It can be very confusing to literally translate Italian conversation as it may not seem to make much sense as with other languages they have their own...
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What is so special about Italian oil?

What is so special about Italian oil? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Always and forever at the forefront, for the last two thousand years. Always in the limelight, through thick and thin. We never lost our vocation for olive cultivation and oil production, and this is why Italy is considered as the oil country par excellence

Luigi Caricato


Via internationalolivecouncil
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What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times

What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Romans weren’t always reclining at a table loaded with roasted ostriches, literally eating until they were sick. The 1,000-year and pan-European extent of Roman history takes in an enormous culinary range. Rome was a hierarchical society too, and the slave ate an enormously different diet from the master he served. [...]

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"Eat Italian, Think Italian": Best Italian restaurants of Los Angeles

EatIT LA, The Italian Culinary Tour 
This is a tour through the best Italian restaurants of Los Angeles. Enjoy new and more traditional recipes from the North to the South of Italy and get tips and recommendations.

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Evan Handler and Joe Mantegna, two great estimators of the Italian Cuisine

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Il Norcino: a deep italian work activity

Il Norcino: a deep italian work activity | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Open since 1912, Il Norcino Bernabei is a family operation, run by Vitaliano Bernabei, his wife and son. For the past century, it’s been regarded as the finest meat shop of its kind, getting the highest quality ingredients from Italian farmers they know and trust. [...]

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The Italian Amaro is trendy in USA

The Italian Amaro is trendy in USA | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

"Amaro," the word for "bitter" in Italian, is also a broad and loosely defined category of bittersweet Italian-born herbal spirits flavored through maceration. While consistently enjoyed in Western Europe for hundreds of years, only recently has American interest and excitement in amaro renewed. [...]

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10 Italian habits that foreigners just don’t get

10 Italian habits that foreigners just don’t get | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Do Italians have certain habits you just can't work out? Here, Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists a number of typical traits or customs that leave her Anglo friends bemused. [...] click on the photo for more (as usual)

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1. We are overly superstitious
2. We like cleaning our plate with bread
3. Wearing coats and scarves in the summer is the norm
4. There’s a thermometer in almost every house...and plenty of umbrellas
5. We're not into queuing
6. We enjoy an argument
7. We use a bidet regularly.
8. We have very strict coffee rules, especially after lunchtime
9. We eat three-course meals all the time, with pasta being the first course
10. Lo squillo

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This Italian Apartment Building Uses 150 Trees To Protect Residents From Noise And Pollution

This Italian Apartment Building Uses 150 Trees To Protect Residents From Noise And Pollution | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Luciano Pia, an Italian architect, has a beautiful vision for green urban living. He designed and developed 25 Verde, an apartment complex in Turin, Italy. It’s a 5-story mix of lush trees, steel girders, and quaint apartments that allow its dwellers to feel like they live inside of a treehouse. [...]

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