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In this section you will find the Italian Culture in Art and Artists, Cuisine, Music including Classical and Jazz, Movies and Celebrities, Sports, Biographies, Language, Literature, and Fashion.

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Images, photos and posters of Italy

Italian Images, featuring beautiful landscapes of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice Italy features some of the most breathtaking views in the world. From magnificent architecture found in Florence, Rome and Venice, to the beautiful landscape of Tuscany or the coastline along the Amalfi coast and the Italian Riviera,...
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Cinema of Italy: Pier Paolo Pasolini

A case apart from the cultural and cinematographic landscape of the times is Pier Paolo Pasolini, director, actor and author, who in his work showed an opposition to the morals of the times. A true anti-conformist, until his death (occurred under obscure circumstances in 1975) he never tired of fighting...
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The Italian Suit

The suit that stood the test of time The Italian suit is the exact opposite of the English suit. Italians have always wanted to stand out through the way they dress, to express their personality and joie-de-vivre. It's no surprise to anyone that Italians have always had plenty to say in...
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Italian Pantry Essentials

Your pantry should be stocked with these essential Italian ingredients by E. Marsili My family's Italian pantry. Growing up in a small Italian seaside town, I was often asked by my mother or grand-mother to get on my bicycle and go shopping at their favorite Alimentari, a grocery store located 3...
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Biography and art works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

All three of the Rossetti siblings would have important effects on late-nineteenth-century English culture: Christina became a well-regarded poet, and William Michael became an influential critic. Dante Gabriel  spent the earliest part of his career torn between painting and writing, but entered the prestigious Saas Drawing Academy in 1841 and...
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Learn Italian with Pimsleur

The Pimsleur Difference Italian Phase 1, Units 1-30 Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and an official language of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. It is spoken by about 58 million...
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Biography of Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica was one of the world's most influential filmmakers, and as an actor he starred in 150 movies, built a career that spanned half a century.
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Join Flavours Holidays to experience Italy

Flavours Holidays offers cooking, painting, Pilates, and singles holidays in Italy Trying an extraordinary type of vacations that veers away from the usual course, like cooking, painting or Pilates in Italy can sometimes be a scary move. But Flavours Holidays has a bit of a pedigree. Founded in 1998 it...
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Top Italian names for boys and girls

ISTAT, the official Italian Statistics Institute has released the 2015 top Italian names for baby boys and girls. Very little has changed from the previous year. For boys, Francesco seems to be the preferred name for most of Southern Italy while in the North Alessandro is more popular. For girls, names...
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The Music of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone has won the Oscar for scoring The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino Ennio Morricone has composed about 500 scores, from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to "The Mission", "Cinema Paradiso", "Malena", and in 2015 "The Hateful Eight" for which he has finally won his first Oscar...
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Biography and art works of Beato Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, a Dominican friar, was perhaps the most important painter of Renaissance Florence.
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Cinema of Italy: The social and political movies

In this context, new directors continue and expand the work already started years before by directors like Francesco Rosi, whose film "Salvatore Giuliano" recounts the life of the famous Sicilian outlaw in 1961. Some of the most relevant movies are "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni...
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Best selling Italian leather bags

The best selling leather bags from Forzieri, Florence, Italy Forzieri of Florence carries many products Made in Italy, most of the items are manufactured in Florence and made with authentic Italian leather chosen among the best available. All products carried by Forzieri are authentic, from clothing to leather bags and...
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New Book Praises Pope John XXIII’s Miracle at Sheppton

A new book examines a Pennsylvanian mining disaster that occurred decades ago and a miraculous rescue attributed to Pope John XXIII.
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Biography and art works of Paolo Uccello

Paolo Uccello (born Paolo di Dono in 1397) was a Florentine painter who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. His nickname Uccello came from his fondness for painting birds. With his precise, analytical mind he tried to apply a scientific method to depict objects...
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Italian Literature: The early Renaissance

The Renaissance in Italy was a period of expanding economic, political, and cultural activity. The towns and cities emerged from feudal conditions to become centers of commerce and industry. City leaders struggled constantly to increase their power by conquest and by establishing spheres of influence. Some city-states, such as...
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Biography of Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani was a beloved Academy Award-winning Italian actress, with stage experience. The Rose Tattoo with Burt Lancaster earned her an Oscar.
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Cinema of Italy: The 1990s

During the 1990s, with great directors gone, a weakness in commercial success and the inability to create new genres, the Italian cinema production will go on with improvisation. Unfortunately, the prestige and international success of some of Italy's directors (among them Giuseppe Tornatore and Roberto Benigni), is not enough to...
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Italian jazz

Italian Jazz has been popular since the early 20th Century Jazz may have its roots in the United States, but the genre has been wildly popular in Europe after it was introduced in the early 20th century. This is nowhere more true than in Italy, where cities like Rome, Turin,...
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Italian artists perform English songs in Italian

Growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s, radio and TV stations in Italy used to play the Italian version of famous English songs from USA or UK as performed by Italian singers and bands. In many cases the lyrics were completely different than the original ones, it is quite...

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