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Italian Summers by Lisa | 10 things about Italy that shock first time travelers

Italian Summers by Lisa | 10 things about Italy that shock first time travelers | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Italians take things very slowly.
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Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leave first-timers waiting for shops to open in the afternoon or worse, lost and frustrated in a “bar” because they keep on getting a glass of milk when they ask for a “latte”.

 

Learn the basics and find out 10 things that can shock you if it’s your first time in Italy.


See you in Italy!

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Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/10-things-about-italy-that-shock-first-time-travelers-2015-4?r=US#ixzz3YAs6VuQx

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Eating Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli | Italian Summers by Lisa

Eating Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli | Italian Summers by Lisa | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
In Italy, family and food come first and people cook for their pets.
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Book and Cook inspiation from Rome!

 

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Have a Vagina? Want to Use It? Go to Naples. | Never Sleep Alone.

Have a Vagina? Want to Use It? Go to Naples. | Never Sleep Alone. | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
  If you are a single woman who loves men, motorcycles, and music, go to Napoli, Italy. Not only is it one of the most beautiful and magical cities on
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This morning, my eye fell on this article by a certain Dr. Alex, who is not a doctor, but a character. She writes very funny way in this article that Naples is heaven on earth  for singles who are looking for a nice Italian man. I love Naples and I'm not immune to the charms of Italian men. About a few things I'm sure.  Certainly not all Neapolitan men are attractive!!! And ...  are there really so many single men in Naples or do they tell you they are singles?  So, now I wonder who of you has experience ??? What do you think of Neapolitan men?


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Italian Summers by Lisa gives you 16 Italian cooking hacks you need to know from Swide!

Italian Summers by Lisa gives you 16 Italian cooking hacks you need to know from Swide! | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Every Italian has little kitchen hacks they've picked up from Mamma, it's the little things that make all the difference when you're cooking Italian. Here are 16 Italian kitchen hacks that will make you Italian cooking so much better.
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How to Dress Like An Italian Woman

How to Dress Like An Italian Woman | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Yes, you can steal Sophia Loren’s look and dress like an Italian woman—use these tips and fashion suggestions and you’ll look and feel impossibly chic.
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In this case I think simple and stylish  are the right words. Their style is timeless and classy so definitely worth a try.

Do you feel as passionate about Italy and everything about it?  Just have a look at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/italiansummers   and on my Instagram page http://instagram.com/italiansummersbylisa

 

Ciao! A presto!

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In this case I think simple and stylish  are the right words. Their style is timeless and classy so definitely worth a try.

Do you feel as passionate about Italy and everything about it?  Just have a look at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/italiansummers   and on my Instagram page http://instagram.com/italiansummersbylisa


Ciao! A presto!

Lisa, Italian Summers


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Top 5 weekend destinations in Italy

Top 5 weekend destinations in Italy | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Planning a getaway from stress and work? Find new places without having to go looking for them: Swide takes charge with a pocket guide of top 5 places to see in…Italy

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Prada to Construct New Mega Flagship Store in Milan

Prada to Construct New Mega Flagship Store in Milan | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Its largest store worldwide in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele...

 

Following the legal battle for the former McDonald’s space in Milan’s historical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in the heart of the city – Prada has won the tender for the space, which the House will develop into its largest store worldwide, covering 5.000 sqm on 8 floors.

 

Considering the location, this is a strategic location for Prada in Milan, opposite to its existing store, which was also the first store in the history of the House. Prada announced it will support the costs for the Christmas decorations of Galleria and will be actively involved in supporting the Christmas fair taking place from December 1st to January 6 on the premises of Galleria and the Duomo square.

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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

 

Vineyards and Tuscany go hand in hand and a stay at a Tuscan Villa wouldn’t be complete without sampling at least some of the wines it’s famous for. If you don’t know where to begin, a wine tasting session led by experts will showcase some of the best ‘vino’ on offer and is a lovely way to spend some of your time here. Browse our wine tasting in Tuscany listings here, or read more about Tuscan wines.       

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Take your taste buds on a journey

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Take your taste buds on a journey...

 

In 2008, Tabberer produced her first book about falling in love with this  seductive stretch of Italian coastline that runs from Vietri to Positano. My  Amalfi Coast was a highly praised and highly personal travel guide that  couldn't fit all she knew about the food of the area. So she saved her recipes  for her just-released second book, Amalfi Coast Recipes, a  picture-perfect showcase of the region's wonderful produce and endearing  personalities, who happen to be her friends.

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La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini

La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, introduced the world to the term paparazzo as it revealed the decadent Rome of the 1950s. Gucci and The Film Foundation funded its digital restoration in 2010.

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Claude Simonon is a Classic Vision for Italian GQ

Claude Simonon is a Classic Vision for Italian GQ | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Iconic Fashion–No stranger to international editions of GQ, model Claude Simonon lends his classic good looks to the October issue of the magazine’s Italian version.  Photographed by Van Mossevelde+N, Claude sports great coats and suiting from Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

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Olijven met oregano

Olijven met oregano | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Op elke pagina van de nieuwe roman van Nicky Pellegrino, Olijven met oregano geheten, voel je de Italiaanse warmte, zowel van de zomerzon als van de liefde!

 

In Olijven met oregano maken we kennis met Rosie, Addolorata, Lou en Toni, die elke drie jaar een villa huren in een warm land. De jaren verstrijken en de Villa Girls houden vol, of het leven nu meezit of niet. Als de vier naar Italië afreizen ontmoeten ze daar Enzo. Rosie wordt halsoverkop verliefd, maar Enzo blijkt zo zijn geheimen te hebben en Rosie komt thuis met een gebroken hart. Ze denkt zeker te weten dat ze hem nooit meer zal zien. Maar het lot bepaalt anders – een handje geholpen door haar vriendinnen…

 

 

 

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It’s white truffle season in Alba

It’s white truffle season in Alba | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

It’s one of the delicacies of Italian food and it’s the right time of the year to taste it. Where?

 

It’s one of the delicacies of Italian food and it’s the right time of the year to taste it. Where? In Alba, where the celebration of the season is about to start with many events planned…

From October 6th till November 18th Alba, in Piedmont, Northern Italy, will host the White Truffle Fair, a food feast in which the star is the white truffle, one of the many delicacies of Italian Food.

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Italian Summers by Lisa | Five Food Retreats in Italy

Italian Summers by Lisa | Five Food Retreats in Italy | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
It should go without saying that the food alone warrants a visit to Italy. Instead of planning a whirlwind tour where you visit every city in search of good eats, why not kick back at one of these five food retreats? You can relax, unwind, feel like you’re on vacation and—most importantly—eat well.
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The Italian secret diet in 10 easy rules. | Italian Summers. By Lisa

The Italian secret diet in 10 easy rules. | Italian Summers. By Lisa | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Feeling like on a secret-mission, Me, a non-Italian with a normal metabolism have been analysing the Italian diet for more than 4 years and finding out why obesity and over-weight are not major problems in this amazing country. If you take a quick look at the Italian population everybody seems very close to their perfect weight and very healthy (if you need numbers: just 9% of people in Italy are heavy enough to be considered obese, compared to 32% of Americans). A total metabolism-mystery for us foreigner food-lovers; how come “Pizzerie” are always fully booked and everyone has a Spritz in their hand by 7pm? I have resumed Italian diet secrets for you in 10 easy rules…
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Italiaans Dieet

 

Inderdaad, het klopt! Wanneer ik in mijn favoriete land rondhuppel zie ik maar heel weinig Italianen die te zwaar zijn. Het Italiaanse dieet werpt zijn vruchten af! Wel vind ik persoonlijk dat de Noord Italiaanse eetcultuur wat zwaarder op de maag valt dan de Zuid Italiaanse maaltijden. Het enige nadeel voor mij als ras Nederlandse met een Italiaanse ziel is dat ik het Italiaanse eten zo vreselijk lekker vind dat ik wanneer ik in mijn geliefde Italie ben ik de hele dag aan eten denk. Na het ontbijt beraam ik al plannen over waar de lunch genuttigd kan worden en in de loop van de middag passeren in gedachten de diverse restaurantjes voor het avondeten.

Dus gezond, jazeker,...maar oh zo verleidelijk om toch te veel van het een en ander naar binnen te werken!  Buon appetito!!!

 

Lisa

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Ben je net zo gepassioneerd over Italie als ik kijk dan ook eens op mijn Faceboo pagina https://www.facebook.com/italiansummers

of op mijn Instagram http://instagram.com/italiansummersbylisa

 

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Italiaans Dieet

 

Inderdaad, het klopt! Wanneer ik in mijn favoriete land rondhuppel zie ik maar heel weinig Italianen die te zwaar zijn. Het Italiaanse dieet werpt zijn vruchten af! Wel vind ik persoonlijk dat de Noord Italiaanse eetcultuur wat zwaarder op de maag valt dan de Zuid Italiaanse maaltijden. Het enige nadeel voor mij als ras Nederlandse met een Italiaanse ziel is dat ik het Italiaanse eten zo vreselijk lekker vind dat ik wanneer ik in mijn geliefde Italie ben ik de hele dag aan eten denk. Na het ontbijt beraam ik al plannen over waar de lunch genuttigd kan worden en in de loop van de middag passeren in gedachten de diverse restaurantjes voor het avondeten.

Dus gezond, jazeker,...maar oh zo verleidelijk om toch te veel van het een en ander naar binnen te werken!  Buon appetito!!!

 

Lisa

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Italian Summers (Lisa van de Pol)'s curator insight, February 8, 11:53 AM

Italiaans Dieet

 

Inderdaad, het klopt! Wanneer ik in mijn favoriete land rondhuppel zie ik maar heel weinig Italianen die te zwaar zijn. Het Italiaanse dieet werpt zijn vruchten af! Wel vind ik persoonlijk dat de Noord Italiaanse eetcultuur wat zwaarder op de maag valt dan de Zuid Italiaanse maaltijden. Het enige nadeel voor mij als ras Nederlandse met een Italiaanse ziel is dat ik het Italiaanse eten zo vreselijk lekker vind dat ik wanneer ik in mijn geliefde Italie ben ik de hele dag aan eten denk. Na het ontbijt beraam ik al plannen over waar de lunch genuttigd kan worden en in de loop van de middag passeren in gedachten de diverse restaurantjes voor het avondeten.

Dus gezond, jazeker,...maar oh zo verleidelijk om toch te veel van het een en ander naar binnen te werken!  Buon appetito!!!

 

Lisa

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Italian Summers by Lisa. The Best Hotels in Italy: Florence, Portofino, Rome, Lake Como, & More Bella Italia

Italian Summers by Lisa. The Best Hotels in Italy: Florence, Portofino, Rome, Lake Como, & More Bella Italia | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Luxury, history, style—there's no place like Italy. And there are no places in Italy like these 50 amazing hotels, named the best by our Condé Nast Traveler readers. (View as list.)
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Italian Summers by Lisa. Dolce&Gabbana SS15 Womenswear: The Must Buys.

Italian Summers by Lisa. Dolce&Gabbana SS15 Womenswear: The Must Buys. | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
New year, new season, new theme! With the start of 2015 we hail the beginning of the Spanish Sicilian era in Dolce&Gabbana. From toreador inspired looks to sacred heart applications and carnation prints, Swide has the essential must buy guide to the Spring Summer 2015 fashion show collection.
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Absolutely love the polkadots from Dolce & Gabbana. Great for Italian Summers! Perfect for that special dinner in your favorite ristorante in Italia!

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Italian Summers: The 6 Best Venues to Experience The Opera in Italy.

Italian Summers:  The 6 Best Venues to Experience The Opera in Italy. | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it
Boasting a wealth of historic, majestic opera houses, Italy is not only the birthplace of the opera, but is still one of the best places in the world to see performances of this art form.
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Boasting a wealth of historic, majestic opera houses, Italy is not only the birthplace of the opera, but is still one of the best places in the world to see performances of this art form.

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Penélope Cruz Tempts Fate For Campari's Red-Hot 2013 Calendar

Penélope Cruz Tempts Fate For Campari's Red-Hot 2013 Calendar | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Penélope Cruz has officially made her debut in Campari's 2013 "Kiss Superstition Goodbye" calendar.

 

Penélope Cruz has officially made her debut in Campari's 2013 "Kiss Superstition Goodbye" calendar. The Italian spirits brand released 13 images from the limited-edition annual yesterday, all of which feature the Oscar-winning actress participating in superstitious acts like breaking mirrors, walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors, and more. Penélope was announced as the calendar's star back in August, and she got to work shooting the then-secret theme in Milan.

 

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A “new” wine is coming soon…

A “new” wine is coming soon… | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

In Italian we call it Vino Novello, which literally mean new wine (novello being an arcaic Italian way of saying “new”). What is it, though?

 

Vino Novello it’s a red wine produced mostly in North Italy and it comes on our tables on November 11th, on Saint Martin’s day. What is it? The first wine process from the grape harvest of September.

The wine that results from the winemaking is very low in tannins, fruity and fresh, as it lacks the structure for long-term aging. In the most extreme case like Vino Novello or Beaujolais nouveau, the period between picking and bottling can be less than six weeks.

 

The Vino Novello is produced in most regions, although the production is very common especially in Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The grape varieties used for the Novello are: Merlot, Cabernet, Montepulciano and Barbera, although sometime a Novello is made with only one variety.

 

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EXCLUSIVE: TOD'S ITALIAN PORTRAITS A MOBILE APP AND A BOOK TO DISCOVER ITALIAN STYLE

EXCLUSIVE: TOD'S ITALIAN PORTRAITS A MOBILE APP AND A BOOK TO DISCOVER ITALIAN STYLE | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

Tod’s launch also an application for iPad and iPhone dedicated to the book: a multimedia journey through the real Italian Style, perfectly represented by the personalities of the book and has its origins in Made in Italy and in the value of “handmade” and craftsmanship; a choice of unostentatious elegance and respect for the past and one’s roots.

 

These timeless values are part of a lifestyle and culture which, while modern and cosmopolitan, is also strongly engrained in Italy and reveals, today than ever before, its appeal and significance.

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Mina zingt Dolce&Gabbana commercial naar grote hoogte

Mina zingt Dolce&Gabbana commercial naar grote hoogte | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

De nieuwe Dolce&Gabbana commercial femme en homme wordt begeleidt door muziek van Mina, de grootste stem die Italië ooit kende.

 

De spot voor de parfums van het kledingmerk is door Mario Testino gemaakt, een beroemde Peruaanse fotograaf die eerder voor Voque en Versace werkte, en onder meer Madonna en Prinses Diana fotografeerde. Hij filmde in het klassieke Siciliaanse stadje Erice en op het strand van het Zingaro natuurreservaat, het oudste van Sicilië.

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Dolce & Gabbana Restore Classic Italian Film

Dolce & Gabbana Restore Classic Italian Film | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

DOLCE & GABBANA has helped to restore visionary film Fellini Satyricon, originally directed by the legendary Federico Fellini – who is also known for creating La Dolce Vita.

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Historic Stone Manor in Tuscany

Historic Stone Manor in Tuscany | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

Beautiful historic stone manor in Tuscany from 17th century, warm color schemes and rustic design. Mixing brilliant paints and bold fabrics, the stylish linens matriarch displays Dede Pratesi’s signature flair at this historic stone manor. Tuscan-style decorating is never short on drama or elegance.

 

Throughout the years of Interior Design, styles have evolved, changed, or vanished all together, – but a Tuscan Interior Design remains as timeless today as it.

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wedding in italy: La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome

wedding in italy: La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome | Italian Inspiration | Scoop.it

 

La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome

 

Rome is one of the most romantic cities of the world and a perfect location for a destination wedding in Italy or for an honeymoon. The city is rich of amazing spots for your wedding pictures and offer romantic venues for your unique day.

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