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Guilt-Free Creamy Comfort: Healthier Spaghetti Carbonara

Guilt-Free Creamy Comfort: Healthier Spaghetti Carbonara | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

While spaghetti carbonara is not a daily indulgence if you're trying to lose weight, every once in a while you need something a little comforting. For one of those cool Fall nights when you're in need of a little Italian, this lightened-up recipe is sure to satisfy cravings. Forget dialing the Italian restaurant down the block, and create a healthier spaghetti carbonara in the comfort of your own kitchen.

From Cristina Ferrare, Oprah.com


Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces 1/4-inch-thick pancetta, diced into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, chill taken off
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for sprinkling
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh mint leaves

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This Day in Jewish History / The Jews of Tuscany enter the ghetto, for 277 years

This Day in Jewish History / The Jews of Tuscany enter the ghetto, for 277 years | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Beginning on this day, July 31, 1571, the Jews of Tuscany were restricted to residing within a ghetto, and were to stay there for 277 years. Their confinement persisted until the abolishment of the ghetto in 1848.

The history of the Jewish community of Florence, today the capital city of Tuscany, goes back to the end of the 14th century, when Jewish bankers from the south of Italy were first given permission to settle in the city. By 1428, a group of Jewish financiers had met there and organized a loan to Pope Martin V, in return for a promise of protection. Nine years later marked the official founding of the city’s Jewish community, with the establishment of several Jewish banks.

As was the case in most of Christian Europe, the conditions of Florence’s Jews oscillated, depending on external political conditions, and the particular needs of the ruler in whose hands their fate lay. In the case of the Republic of Florence, the Medici family ruled for most of the time from the 15th century through the early decades of the 18th century, with a wide variety of different attitudes toward the Jews. [...]

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Visiting Umbria on a budget

Visiting Umbria on a budget | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The landlocked Italian region has many attractions, including incredible art treasures

Finding your own patch of peace - and finding it on the cheap - isn't always easy in Italy. But fortunately for holidaymakers, Umbria isn't much like the rest of the country. The landlocked region between Tuscany, Le Marche and Lazio has art treasures to match anywhere on the peninsula - in Assisi and Perugia abovess all. [...]

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Saint James’ Feast in Caltagirone

Saint James’ Feast in Caltagirone | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Saint James is one of the most celebrated saints in the Catholic Calendar, not only is he the patron saint of Spain, where his remains are housed in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, but he is also the patron Saint of Caltagirone. Who was he?
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A quick guide to the Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona

A quick guide to the Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Sulmona’s Giostra Cavallaresca is a Medieval-style jousting tournament held every summer in the city’s main piazza. An ancient tradition which was revived in 1994, it now forms the highlight of the city’s entertainment calendar attracting visitors from far and wide.

Here is our quick guide to help you make the most of your experience! [...]

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Abruzzo: Food Lover’s Paradise

Abruzzo: Food Lover’s Paradise | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Even if you have never been to Abruzzo, chances are you have tasted Abruzzese food.

But dried pasta is just the beginning of what this spectacular region, which stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic coast, has to offer in the way of culinary delizie. The cuisine is a reflection of this varied topography.

Traditional meals in the mountains are hearty—nourishing soups of legumes and vegetables, sturdy pastas sauced with rich meat ragùs, and grilled and roasted lamb, mutton and pork.

Coastal cuisine [...]


5 Favorite Foods from Abruzzo

  1. Arrosticini
  2. Brodetto alla Vastese
  3. Maccheroni alla Chitarra
  4. Porchetta
  5. Scrippelle ‘mbusse
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My 5 Favorite Foods from Abruzzo

  1. Pecora alla Callara
  2. Formaggio Fritto
  3. Le Virtù
  4. Rintroc'l col ragù di castrato
  5. Ferratelle
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Amid Italy’s art gems, tombs inspire, too

Amid Italy’s art gems, tombs inspire, too | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

What may surprise a visitor to Italy is how accessible, and how moving and beautiful, are the tombs and other formal memorials to artists that Italians dutifully and sometimes touchingly maintain. [...]

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4 Awesome Lake Destinations for Summer Vacations in Italy

4 Awesome Lake Destinations for Summer Vacations in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

We’ve rounded up a quick list of some of Italy’s best lake destinations for summer vacations in Italy! 

Lake Garda

Lake Maggiore

Lake Bolsena

Lake Como

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Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save Jews from the Nazis - theguardian

Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save Jews from the Nazis - theguardian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Gino Bartali saved hundreds of Jews by transporting counterfeit identity papers hidden in the frame of his bike.

He was the star Italian cyclist whose victory in the Tour de France on the eve of the second world war made him a favourite of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. But he was also a devout Catholic who helped save hundreds of Jews from the Nazis by using his hero-status to courier false documents around Italy. [...]

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An Italian Winemaker Profile: The Lungarotti Family

An Italian Winemaker Profile: The Lungarotti Family | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Lungarotti Winery in Umbria, Italy As an Italian expat, I have fallen in love with Umbria, and with Umbrian wine. Last fall, I had the pleasure of enjoying a day at the Lungarotti winery in Torgiano, a quaint town between Perugia and Assisi in the rolling hills of Umbria. I often talk about the passion of Italian winemakers, but I would soon learn how deep a family’s passion can go. Our tour guide at Lungarotti was Grazia, who had an interesting story of her own. She actually visited the winery with her school when she was only six years old and today, as a young adult, leads the company’s hospitality efforts. Lungarotti wines was founded by Giorgio Lungarotti in 1962, what started as a small hobby among family and friends. His passion for production grew and he studied and invested in the land and the vineyards to create the best possible wine the region could produce. Some refer to Giorgio as the one who "drew the world wine map in Umbria". He would soon amass a burgeoning wine

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Vesuvius: The most dangerous volcano in the world

Vesuvius: The most dangerous volcano in the world | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Mount Etna may grab all the headlines these days, but the immense Vesuvius in presiding over the Gulf of Naples in Campania is a far deadlier, volcano. Its last eruption was 60 years ago in 1944 and since then, nothing. Is it about to remind the world of its presence?
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Casentinesi Forests National Park: a spectacular discovery

Casentinesi Forests National Park: a spectacular discovery | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Casentinesi Forests National Park is one of the largest areas of forest in Europe, extraordinarily rich in flora and fauna and located between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The Casentino is crossed by the tributaries of the river Arno and extends from Monte Falterona to the Mandrioli Pass.

The Acquacheta waterfall

The ancient hamlet of Poggio and S. Benedetto in Alpe Abbey

The trail of the Mills

Castagno d’Andrea

Campigna

Casentinesi Forests National Park peaks

Lago degli Idoli

Camaldoli Monastery

La Verna Sanctuary

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Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy

Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Monterosso has a HUGE beach, which is the village's main identifier from the other four villages. The water is gorgeous and there are restaurants all up and down the beachfront. Lying on the beach was so relaxing and the big rock in the water at the edge of the beach is a great place to climb up and just take in the sights. [...]

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Summer Sales Kick Off in Italy

Summer Sales Kick Off in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It’s summer sale time in Italy. From today, bargain hunters will be able to pick up summer clothes, shoes, and more at knock-down prices in shops throughout Italy.

The time has come for Italy’s fashion stores to rid themselves of summer wear so they can make space for the autumn and winter collections.

Unless you are a fashion victim who has to have latest designer gear, now is a good time to go do some shopping. Ladies who love shoes will have lots of fun.[...]

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Italian Food Forever » Castelluccio And The Piano Grande 2014

Italian Food Forever » Castelluccio And The Piano Grande 2014 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Every year we try and head over to Castelluccio where the famous lentils of Umbria are grown. One of the most famous centerpieces of the area is the Piano Grande, a huge 16 square kilometer plain surrounded by the barren Sibillini mountain range that once was a glacier lake. This entire area falls in the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, one of the most recently established Italian national parks, which is divided between Le Marche and Umbria. The Piano Grande attracts tourists from across the globe every spring and summer when the plains are covered in a breathtaking abundance of wildflowers called the fioritura. This area is also responsible for growing Umbria’s famous lentils, Lenticchie di Castelluccio, which are named for the small village that overlooks the plains. [...]

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TV3 Ireland AM travel to Italy- Bologna and Pasta Making

Sinead visits the beautiful city of Bologna where she took in some of the sights and tried her hand at making her very own pasta!
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Discover the archipelago of the Isole Ponziane in the Thyrrenian Sea

Discover the archipelago of the Isole Ponziane in the Thyrrenian Sea | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

South of Rome and northwest of Naples in the Gulf of Gaeta lie six islands known as Isole Ponziane, or Pontine Islands. This archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea is named collectively after the largest island, Ponza, which is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Legend tells that the island was named after the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, however historians have since disproved this and agree that the name is of Greek origin. [...]

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What to See:

Ponza

  • Grotta della Maga Circe on the west side of the island
  • Spaggia di Chaia di Luna (half-moon beach)
  • Capo Bianco
  • Spiaggia del Frontone
  • Cala Fonte
  • Faraglioni di Lucia Rosa

Zannone - an uninhabited island

  • remains of a ruined 13th century Benedictine convent

Palmarola - island with a craggy coastline and menacing cliffs

  • spectacular grottos
  • Faraglione di Mezzogiorno
  • Faraglione di San Silverio
  • restaurants

Gavi - private uninhabited island that is home to wild rabbits and a rare type of lizard. There are no boat trips to Gavi and visitors are not allowed on this protected nature
Ventotene

  • volcanic landscape
  • natural tuff formations 

Santo Stefano - just 400 m in diameter

  • The prison that was originally built by the Bourbons in 1797.


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37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.
We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.

  1. Drive along the gorgeous cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.
  2. See Michelangelo's famous statue of David in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia.
  3. Admire the colourful homes in Isola di Burano.
  4. Float through the Blue Grotto, a sea cave in Capri with stunning blue light reflected off of the water.
  5. Hike in scenic Cinque Terre and explore the charming cliffside villages.
  6. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii,
  7. Eat tagliatelle al ragu, AKA bolognese sauce, in Bologna.
  8. View Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, in Milan. 
  9. Take a boat around Lago di Como, one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy.
  10. Watch artists blow glass by hand to create incredible works of art on Murano Island.
  11. Ski the Dolomites, a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, and explore the charming ski village of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
  12. [...]
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From Hollywood to Pisa: Will Smith’s Selfie of Leaning Tower Goes Viral

From Hollywood to Pisa: Will Smith’s Selfie of Leaning Tower Goes Viral | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Pisa got a big publicity boost when American actor and singer Will Smith took a selfie with the Leaning Tower in the background and posted it on his Facebook page. In the blink of an eye, the photo went viral and got more than 3 million likes. [...]

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I'll Teach You to Cook Under the Tuscan Sun

I'll Teach You to Cook Under the Tuscan Sun | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
What's the mistake all amateur cooks make? Cutting boards that are too damn small. Not understanding salt. Thinking Italian food is full of garlic.
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Rome's Best Cappuccino at The Historic Sciascia Caffe' 1919

Rome's Best Cappuccino at The Historic Sciascia Caffe' 1919 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

More than 2,000 satisfied Romans, the majority lawyers working at the nearby legal offices and courts, make a daily stop at the historic Sciascia Caffe 1919 in the Prati neighborhood.
It is a Roman institution, but it is rarely mentioned on lists of “musts” for visitors, and one could pass by without even noticing the entrance....Rome’s best cappuccino is served in delicate Richard Ginori porcelain cups...

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Italy's Gran Paradiso Mountain Paradise

Italy's Gran Paradiso Mountain Paradise | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy's mountainous Gran Paradiso national park is aptly named - it is truly a mountain paradise. Whether you just want to laze around and soak up the scenery or wander the mountain paths, 

 it’s a lovely area in summer and winter. Under a thick coat of snow the area takes on a new dimension.

In summer, the lush greenery, glorious architecture of the mountain houses, rivers, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and, of course, mountains, make the Val d’Aosta area of Italy wondrous for outdoor lovers. [...]

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10 Ways to Spend Summer 2014 in Italy

10 Ways to Spend Summer 2014 in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

If you are in Italy during summers then it is important for you to look out for the 10 ways to spend summer in Italy. 

1. Taking a stroll in the Sudtirol
2. Drive down the Amalfi Coast
3. Watching Venice at First Light
4. Have Sicilian Ice Cream
5. Relish some great food in Piedmont
6. Find the quiet side of the Italian Lakes
7. Go for an experience at Sardinian Beach
8. Learn the Culinary Rules of Bologna
9. Enjoy the Roman Passeggiata
10. Navigate the Puglian Coast

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The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral

The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

When you go into the Cathedral of Siena, the natural inclination is to look up at the majestic vaulted ceilings.
However, for a few months of the year (end of August to end of October) there is the uncovering “scoperchiamento” of this work of art of inlaid marble and you are allowed to view the Cathedral’s masterpiece underfoot.
Each illustration was drawn as a sketch by some of the most talented artists of the Renaissance (Pinturicchio, Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo) and then transformed into detailed marble inlay by the master craftsmen of the time. [...]

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Things To Do In Tuscany: Siena's Two Palios

Things To Do In Tuscany: Siena's Two Palios | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Did you know there's not just one Siena Palio - but two? The famous Medieval bareback horse race happens twice each summer in the historic center of Siena. [...]

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1564-2014 MICHELANGELO / Exhibitions - Musei Capitolini

1564-2014 MICHELANGELO / Exhibitions - Musei Capitolini | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Documentary exhibition on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Florentine artist.

The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564. In the heart of the city, in that very Piazza del Campidoglio which the genius of Michelangelo made unique in the world, over one hundred and fifty works, of which around seventy by the Tuscan artist, from many of the leading cultural institutions in Italy and elsewhere, are to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the death of an artist who was so magnificent as to have a lasting influence not only on the arts in Italy but also on all universally known culture. [...]

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