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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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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

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Hiking through Italy's South Tyrol

Hiking through Italy's South Tyrol | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
As I unpacked my bag, a profusion of pressed wildflowers tumbled out of my notebook. I had given up trying to record their names – from the globe-like, bright yellow "troll flowers" to the deep blue gentians and the pretty pink alpenrose – and simply stuck them there for future reference.
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What It's Really Like To Sell Your Stuff And Move To Italy

What It's Really Like To Sell Your Stuff And Move To Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Three years ago this month, as I ordered an espresso in a small café in Rome, I made the decision to sell 90 percent of my earthly possessions in exchange for a life in Italy. It was a decision that has brought me joy, freedom and adventure; [...]

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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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Italy has a great potential in Travel & Tourism despite its actual rank

Italy has a great potential in Travel & Tourism despite its actual rank | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy ranks 8th overall and 6th in Europe. Known for its picturesque towns, monuments and scenery as well as its numerous World Heritage sites (1st), the country’s strengths lie in its culture and history—it ranks high on digital demand for culture and entertainment (6th) and natural tourism (2nd). In addition, Italy offers visitors excellent tourism services facilities (3rd) and reliable health and hygiene (20th). Despite these strengths, and the fact that is the 5th most visited country worldwide, Italy has the potential to further develop the industry. The business environment (127th) hinders private investment for a number of reasons, including an inefficient legal framework, high taxation and regulations that disincentives FDI. Italy is also less price-competitive (133rd) than most other Mediterranean countries, including Spain (105th) and Greece (113th), and could further improve its infrastructure, branding and attention to the environment.

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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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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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10 Reasons to Drink "Real" Italian Wine

10 Reasons to Drink "Real" Italian Wine | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people....

By "real" Italian wine, I mean quality wine made by artisan vintners: stewards of land and culture, who grow grapes with organic, biodynamic or sustainable methods and who intervene minimally in the cellar. Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people. [...]

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Why drink "real" Italian wine?

  1. Good for the planet.
  2. Skip the headache.
  3. Funky native grape varieties
  4. Become a terroirist
  5. Travel (vicariously and actually)
  6. Meet the vintners
  7. Be an Individual in a Community
  8. Connect to culture
  9. Discover the Food
  10. The Pleasure of Taste
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Wendy Yackimec's curator insight, May 1, 2015 10:56 AM

I agree with all these reasons. Definitely headache free, food friendly and also some great aperitif wine.

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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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Scents of Florence, the secret perfume from Renaissance

Scents of Florence, the secret perfume from Renaissance | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

After the historic Florentine flood of 1966 a perfumer found Catherine de Medici's secret perfume formulas in a Renaissance manuscript in a cubbyhole in the basement of his apothecary. Remarkably, the water from the flood hadn't touched it. Buried for centuries, the secrets of the Queen's perfume formulas remained intact. [...]

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Barga and the Garfagnana

Barga and the Garfagnana | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

On every trip to Italy, I step off the beaten path and find a town the guidebooks have overlooked. Barga is such a town. Follow the country road north out of Lucca for a 45-minute drive through the twisting Garfagnana hillsides [...]

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Gargagnana is another fascinating part of Tuscany with harsh mountain landscape, and some broad valleys. It is beautiful in every season. In winter with the snow-covered peaks forming a breath-taking sight, in summer when bursts into bloom. This area does allow access to the traditional tourist cities of Lucca, Pisa,  but its appeal lies more in its isolation.

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Palladian Traveler Discovers Procida | The Postman's Island

Palladian Traveler Discovers Procida | The Postman's Island | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Adored for its simplicity, panoramic views and natural beauty, Isola di Procida, one of a group of five islands that make up the Partenopeo Archipelago out in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the coast of Naples in the Campania region of southern Italy, has served as the narrative and backdrop for novelists, screenwriters and moviemakers alike. [...]

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The Palladian Traveler provides a tad of historical perspective, a dash of humor and tidbits of info that you wouldn’t normally know existed unless you carefully looked between every bit of cobble along the way.

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Driving in Italy with an old Ferrari 212

Off to the Italian hills in a perfect 212 Export Barchetta by Touring. Listen, watch and prepare to fall in love
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52 Places to Go in 2015 according to the NYTimes: (1) Milan - (48) Rome

52 Places to Go in 2015 according to the NYTimes: (1) Milan - (48) Rome | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees, and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.
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Milan: A revitalized city welcomes the world.

Sure, Italy is rich with romantic cities like Florence, Venice and Rome — but its most vibrant might just be Milan. And this is the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo.

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#MadeinMarche #Pasta: Pasta Mancini, Monte San Pietrangeli

There's a farm that produces pasta in the middle of a durum wheat field. It's called Pasta Mancini.
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Now Open: Italy’s Poop-Centric “Museo della Merda”is Full of Crap but its smell good

Now Open: Italy’s Poop-Centric “Museo della Merda”is Full of Crap but its smell good | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Located just south of Milan, the 'Museum of Sh*t' offers a uniquely fecal experience
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On the basis of an experiment carried out a few years ago in the research & development department at Philips Lighting, the extraordinary potential of generating soft light flows through a process of bioluminescence emerged, using genetically modified bacteria feeding off methane gas.[...]


http://www.theshitmuseum.org/ 

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All considered is Sicily the magic Island for sea lovers, here 15 incredible reasons

All considered is Sicily the magic Island for sea lovers, here 15 incredible reasons | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Pure sand and crystal clear water is what make Sicily one of the best destinations in Italy for those looking for a piece of heaven on earth these summer holidays. Swide has rounded up 15 of the most breathtaking beaches in Sicily.
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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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TORONTO SUN: Italy's Matera is a 9,000-year trip back in time

TORONTO SUN: Italy's Matera is a 9,000-year trip back in time | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy is teeming with places that make you feel like you are on a movie set -- the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi coast near Naples and Venice's lagoons come to mind.

But there is one place in particular that for filmmakers and visitors alike evokes early Christian and even prehistoric times and that is Matera, off the usual tourist map in the southern region of Basilicata, part of "the boot" of Italy. [...]

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See all the EXPO 2015 pavilions

See all the EXPO 2015 pavilions | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

With 145 participant countries from all over the world, EXPO 2015 is definitely going to be the most extraordinary event this year. On the eve of the inauguration, have a look at some of its incredible pavilions.

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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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Travel tips: Abruzzo by theguardian.com

Travel tips: Abruzzo by theguardian.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

This often overlooked Adriatic province is reckoned to have the best food in Italy. 

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First time visiting Abruzzo? Read this article if you want to know

  • Take me there: Abruzzo
  • Why go?
  • What to do
  • Where to stay
  • Where to eat

and get an Insider tip

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The Regions of Italy: fascinating differences

The Regions of Italy: fascinating differences | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start! [...]

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