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Italian cuisine: the Amalfi Coast's great fish, pasta – and views

Italian cuisine: the Amalfi Coast's great fish, pasta – and views | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
The Amalfi Coast is super-popular, but one of the reasons for that is its fantastic food.
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The Vespa Diaries | Discovery and Enjoyment of the Italian Lifestyle

The Vespa Diaries | Discovery and Enjoyment of the Italian Lifestyle | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
The Vespa Diaries explores the Italian way of life - Italian food, wine, espresso, people and the pace of life - in both Italy and America
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Things to Know If You’re Going to Italy | Italian Unification

Things to Know If You’re Going to Italy | Italian Unification | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it

The Italian unification was the political and social movement, known as Risorgimento, meaning the Resurgence, that agglomerated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of the Kingdom of Italy in the 19th century, overcoming 1300 years of disunity. The process began in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna and the end of Napoleonic rule, and ended in 1870 with the Capture of Rome. Some of the terre irredente did not, however, join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I with the Treaty of Saint-Germain. Some nationalists see the Armistice of Villa Giusti as the end of unification.

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Présentation synthétique du "Risorgimento" = unification de l'Italie

 

Storia d'Italia: il Risorgimento

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This article mainly shows the ways that countries can become unified, and the difficulties and obstacles that occur within the country. I feel like this method of bringing nations together is helpful and necessary in a lot of places. 

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Italian Slang- Part 1

Italian Slang and Pronunciation Visit me at www.theitalianbridge.com
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Italian Slang part one! Don't miss it!

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50 DIVINE ITALIAN RECIPES eBook: Cecilia Negri: Amazon.it: Kindle Store

50 DIVINE ITALIAN RECIPES eBook: Cecilia Negri: Amazon.it: Kindle Store | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
50 DIVINE ITALIAN RECIPES eBook: Cecilia Negri: Amazon.it: Kindle Store
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50 Divine Italian Recipes is a bilingual Italian Recipes Book.
You will be able to simply follow the recipes or decide to learn the Italian language while you discover how to cook these 100% authentic Italian dishes.
These 50 recipes are 100% Italian, no adaptation to foreign culture or countries, no Fettuccine Alfredo, no Spaghetti & Meatballs, and no Caesar Salad. This is, in its simplest form, pure Italian food.
These dishes smell of olive oil, tomatoes, and basil. They recall our Mediterranean Sea, the foggy weather of the Northern winter, the sun of the isles, the snow of the mountains, and the red soil of the olive tree fields.
Italy is made up of 21 regions. But the truth is, we are one big nation, and food is one of those things that always reminds us how great the Italian people are, despite all the issue we may face.
Our food speaks Italian.

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The Cinque Terre [HD]

Web TV Italy creates your ultimate adventure through the beautiful lands of the Cinque Terre.
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Good morning folks! Here's another beautiful place in Italy you should visit when coming here! The Cinque Terre! Enjoy!

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MANGIA!!! How to survive to the Italian Motto.

MANGIA!!! How to survive to the Italian Motto. | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
There is one word that is worldwide known, and that is a kind of motto for the Italian expats and it's MANGIA . MANGIA (Eat) is Italian Mothers' and Grandmothers' favourite word. That you are eating...
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Italian Men: more than just a stereotype

Italian Men: more than just a stereotype | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
“I’m Italian.” “Lucky you. That means you date Italian men!!!” During my life I’ve heard this hundreds of times. And, being Italian, my answer wouldn’t be so enthusiastic. This first...
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Some Prosciutto Fans Turn to Iowa

Some Prosciutto Fans Turn to Iowa | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
La Quercia in Norwalk, Iowa, uses humanely raised pork to produce its Prosciutto Americano, favored by fine restaurants and major retailers.
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Pizza, pasta and mandolino: are stereotypes about Italians true? - Part one -

Pizza, pasta and mandolino: are stereotypes about Italians true? - Part one - | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
Italians always sing while moving their hands, they eat carbs every day wearing a pair of fashionable sunglasses, drive small cars and love their family but they always look for an affair. Let's pinpoint 5 true stereotypes about Italians .
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Want to Eat Italian? Learn to read the Menu!

Want to Eat Italian? Learn to read the Menu! | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
Are you sure every time you go to an Italian restaurant you are gonna eating Italian? My last post should have demonstrate you it's not always so. There are thousand of Italians who emigrated abroad...
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Sharing an "ironic" secret to have a good chance to eat Italian...for real!!!

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10 Surprising Things About Being An American In Italy

10 Surprising Things About Being An American In Italy | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
Italy is one of the most beautiful, historical, delicious countries in the world. From ancient ruins in Rome to couture boutiques in Milan to cobblestone streets in Florence, everyone will find something in Italy to fall in love with.
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It's all about the nose

It's all about the nose | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
When wine tasting remember that 90% of all taste is through smell. The four basic steps in wine tasting.                                              COLOR  *** SWIRL *** SMELL *** TASTE Color tell...
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Tipping in Italy

Tipping in Italy | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it

Tipping is an old practice initiated by business customers whenever they receive exceptional levels of services in restaurants, supermarkets, or cabs. Tipping in Italy just like most parts across the globe is very much appreciated. As a tourist you are allowed to tip different hotel employees such as the housekeeper, concierge, or the porter. Even though there are several school of thoughts regarding tipping in Italy, none of these ideas reflects the local culture because the truth of the matter is that tipping is not mandatory in Italy.
Whenever touring different Italian hospitality settings it is advisable to take note that you do not need to tip workers, and even if you feel that you should leave something for the exceptional level of services that you have been provided with you can dish out some small amount of cash but don’t overcompensate because it may give a wrong message that you are a spendthrift, and also some members of staff may take advantage to overcharge or over-bill your services for that matter. [...]


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Italian Thanksgiving? Sorry, but it doesn't exist

Italian Thanksgiving? Sorry, but it doesn't exist | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
I just came back from the States, where all the people, after the big Halloween night, are ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving day. And one of the question was...do you celebrate it in Italy, right?...
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Il Galateo: Italian Manners and Etiquette

Il Galateo: Italian Manners and Etiquette | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it

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As the "bible" of Italian manners "Il Galateo", first published in 1558, is now out in a new translation by M. F. Rusnak (University of Chicago Press), Italy Magazine editor Katia Amore explains Italian etiquette so, next time you visit Italy, you will be sure to make the bella figura!

Discerning travellers are always concerned about getting the right information about the country they have planned to visit in order to avoid problems of all sorts once they get there, and this is the case even when planning to come to Italy. This is why you can find so many articles explaining what to do and what to avoid doing when you visit Il Bel Paese. Many of these articles are actually dedicated to general behaviour...

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La Notte della Taranta

La Notte della Taranta | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
La Notte della Taranta è il più grande festival musicale dedicato al recupero della pizzica salentina e alla sua fusione con altri linguaggi musicali che van...
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La notte della Taranta 2013. Taranta Night Festival 2013

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Ferragosto: The Caesar Feast

Ferragosto: The Caesar Feast | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
In Italy August is not only the month of Saint Lawrence; on August 15th in fact we celebrate FERRAGOSTO, a national holiday. But what is that? The Ferragosto Feast was created by Augustus in 18 B.C....
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Italian August:  the Magic Tears of St. Lawrence -     La notte di San Lorenzo

Italian August:  the Magic Tears of St. Lawrence -     La notte di San Lorenzo | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
In Italy August 10th is a special night; it’s the night we spend looking at the dark sky, praying to see a shooting star, or maybe more, because every star is a dream that come true. Yes, it’ s...
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Do you Like Pasta? | How to learn Italian

Do you Like Pasta? | How to learn Italian | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
Each reputed Italian man has four women in his own life: his mother, his wife his daughter and of course pasta.Since Marco Polo, the famous Italian
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Inspiring quotes that make you say “I want to go to Italy”! The power of words

Inspiring quotes that make you say “I want to go to Italy”!  The power of words | The Italian Language and Culture | Scoop.it
Bypassing the strong visual power of the romantic canals of Venice, the breath-taking vi...
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