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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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Italy Museums and Historic Sites

Few countries can claim as extensive a heritage of artistic expression. To experience Italy's art firsthand is to touch the soul of the country. From archeological sites to architecture, museums and galleries, you will discover the many ways Italy's craftsmen and artists have articulated their passion over thousands of...
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Biography of Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian performer.
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Style Icon: Raoul Bova

Italy is known for its sartorial history - and there's no doubt about it. If you ever see a picture taken in the street, where everyone, without any exception, is stylish, rest assured that picture was taken in Italy. But what if you're looking for some Italian inspiration that doesn't...
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Big Mamma’s ITALIAN-AMERICAN Cookbook by Lee Casazza

A beautiful gem of a cookbook featuring Italian-American recipes, along with many authentic Italian forebears By Eric Carter If you love Italian food, as do I, you would do well to incorporate this lovely hardcover collection of 118 (by my count) recipes. Each features the recipe’s name in English and Italian, some...
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Biography and art works of Marino Marini

Marino Marini was born in Pistoia in 1901. He began his fine arts career in Florence, where he studied painting, graphic techniques and sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti. Between 1929 and 1940, Marini taught at the art school in Monza. He was made Professor of Sculpture at...
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Top Italian Cookbooks

These cookbooks will prove to be essential in your kitchen We've seen famous chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Marcella Hazan, and Mario Batali prepare those delicious Italian dishes effortlessly on TV and we've also wondered how difficult is it really to cook Italian style, perhaps like they do in Italy. We...
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Milan Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2016-2017

What are the designers and looks that we should be excited about for the approaching season? As we enter summer in earnest, it's hard to give much thought as to what will be in fashion for this fall and winter. Fortunately, one of the fashion industry's biggest events is a...
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Italian Literature: The beginning

Before the 13th century the literary language of Italy was Latin, which served for the writing of chronicles, historical poems, heroic legends, lives of the saints, religious poems, and didactic and scientific works. In addition to those who wrote in Latin, a number of the early Italian poets wrote...
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Italian Schools, Academies, and Institutes

Italian schools to learn the language, cooking, and other skills on location in Italy Accademia Europea di Firenze AEF is an Italian Language, Music, Arts and Culture school situated in the center of the historical city of Florence, Italy. The school is dedicated to providing the ultimate study abroad experience. Ambrit International...
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Top 10 Italian music videos

The top 10 Italian music videos in Italy featuring the most popular songs and Italian singers of the moment.
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Famous Italian artists

Michelangelo Buonarroti Born in Caprese, near Florence, in 1475, this magnificent artist and sculptor transformed blocks of marble into figures full of life. His immortal works include the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum, the Pietà and The Last Judgment. Read the biography. Donatello Considered the founder of modern sculpture, Donato de...
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Cinema of Italy: The season of neorealism (1943-1955)

In this context the neorealist genre was born, an artistic and cultural movement that embraces all forms of art, but in particular cinema. The neorealist cinema has the main focus of showing the real condition of the country: often it's about the struggle of poor families; actors are usually...
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Art of Italian Jewelry

Creativity abounds in Italy, so it's no wonder why Italian jewelry designers create some of the most amazing and unique pieces in the entire world.
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Italian Gourmet Food

Selected Italian Gourmet Food online Whether you're looking for an authentic Italian extra-virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico, and perhaps a gift basket, igourmet.com carries the best Italian gourmet food, from cheese to cured meat including prosciutto, balsamic vinegar from Modena, pasta, condiments, coffee, sweets and much more. I've been...
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Biography and art works of Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani was born in Italy in the Livorno ghetto in 1884. His father, a ruined banker, died young and his mother, a descendant of the Dutch philosopher, Spinoza, encouraged her delicate son in his aptitude for art, sending him to study in Florence and Venice and to visit...
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Overview of the Italian Language

The standard Italian language is spoken by Italy's 60+ million residents. It is also a minority language in Austria and Switzerland, as well as in Libya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, which were once Italian colonies. However, Italian pronunciation varies greatly between regions. In Tuscany, for example, Italian speakers pronounce "c"...
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Biography of Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. He won an Oscar for Life is Beautiful (La Vita e' bella)
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Italy and its culture

A living museum Italy is a living museum. Her public structures comprise vivid, visible art and architecture that stand as testaments to the country's history and culture. The Roman and Greek empires influenced early Italian design with their mighty temples and impressive amphitheaters, while Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic design later...
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Useful tips to choose an Italian language course

You want to enroll in an Italian Language course? Read these tips. A language course is useful to learn and improve the language, but it is a fundamental tool to get in touch with local culture and understand people as well. If you have just arrived in Italy, you will probably...
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American singers singing in Italian at Sanremo

Famous American singers at Sanremo We have collected some videos of American singers performing at the Sanremo Festival of the Italian Song held every year in Italy. Back in the 1960s many artists from abroad were called to participate in the competition. The same song was usually performed by an Italian...

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