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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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Italist: Italian luxury boutiques and fashion brands

Italist is the largest marketplace for Italian luxury boutiques and emerging Italian fashion brands Italist only sells new and in season products from the most exciting high-end Italian and international brands like Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Armani, Stella McCartney, Marcelo Burlon, Golden Goose, Givenchy, and many many others. They have very competitive...
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Italian Culture: An introduction

Italian culture at the Heart of the World Although it lacks a large amount of political power, culturally Italy is much more prominent, and its art & architecture, literature, music, cinema, fashion, and food permeate western culture. Art & Architecture From Roman mosaics to the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo,...
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Italian Literature: Italian authors in the 20th century

The founder of futurism, the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, used language stripped to essentials. Insisting that 20th-century literature should express the characteristic dynamism of industry, he advocated a type of writing that would emulate the speed and tension of machines. He also became a leading proponent of Italian intervention...
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Italian music

Italian music, including pop, jazz, classical and opera, is famous around the World. This article will introduce you to the music of Italy and its artists.
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Italian Art Movements and Periods

Roman Art Italian art movements in Italy start with architectural design of Roman temples and residences, structured on Etruscan models and principles. Because Etruscan style and design modes showed strong Greek influence, buildings in Italy retained many of these elements when Greek design was adopted by Rome. By the final...
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Cinema of Italy: The film crisis of 1980s

A new physiological process is taking place and it is bound to the popularity of commercial television, with similar effect in other countries with great cinema traditions such as Japan and France. During these years the Italian comedy disappears as a genre and the cinema d'autore becomes more isolated...
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Latest arrivals at YOOX, clothing and accessories Made in Italy

Check out the latest arrivals at YOOX in Italian fashion from clothing to bags, shoes, and accessories.
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Italian recipes from italianfoodforever.com

Italian Recipes from Italian Food Forever Blog from Italian Food Forever Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Ginger Soup {Immune Boosting}   We have now been back in the states for two weeks, and although I do miss the local outdoor markets we visited weekly in Umbria, there are some perks to shopping for...
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Biography of Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi

Orazio Gentileschi and his daughter Artemisia were from the city of Pisa. Artemisia was a pioneer as a female painter of her time.

The delicious “fritto misto”

A new food trend in traditional Abruzzo Who knew that in the middle of the Adriatic Coast, between Ortona and Vasto, rises a beautiful road called Coast of Trabocchi (trabocco is an ancient fishing machine still in use today), that is not only popular for its marvelous landscape, but also...
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The World of Giuseppe Zanotti

Who is Giuseppe Zanotti? Giuseppe Zanotti was born in 1957 in the region of Emilia Romagna, and became famous in the eighties when he launched his line of footwear. After acquiring a shoe factory near his hometown of Rimini, he took a big chance by establishing his own style, not only...
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Italian movies and cinema of Italy

The earliest known Italian film is a brief 1896 documentary from director Filoteo Alberini. This lost work depicted Florence's king and queen in action. In 1905, Alberini directed "La Presa di Roma," the nation's first non-documentary, a drama about Italian unification set in 1870. During the 1910s, Italian directors began...
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Italian Literature: The late 20th century

Other notable postwar novelists are Dino Buzzati, Elsa Morante, Natalia Ginzburg, Primo Levi, and Italo Calvino. Buzzati's allegorical writings, which owe a debt to Austrian writer Franz Kafka, include the novel Il deserto dei Tartari (1940; The Tartar Steppe, 1952), his most highly regarded work, and the play Un...
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Top Italian songs of all time

The top Italian songs of all time from 1950 to 2015 ranked by sales in Italy. Buy top Italian songs on CD, iTunes, and MP3 compilations.
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Italy and its art cities

FLORENCE Built by the Romans and immortalized by the Renaissance, Florence affords an unforgettable voyage through timeless art and architecture. Savor the contrast between the Boboli Garden's green, groomed perfection, Brunelleschi's bold, red-tiled Duomo and Giotto's 14th-century Campanile in red, white and green marble. Gothic and Romanesque facades joust for...
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Biography of Federico Fellini

A unique combination of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire, Fellini's films are deeply personal visions of society, often portraying people at their most bizarre. The term "felliniesque" is used to describe any scene in which a hallucinatory image invades an otherwise ordinary situation. Movies by Federico Fellini His father Urbano (1894-1956)...
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Best selling Italian Fragrances

Best selling Italian Fragrances Many fashion houses produce their own fragrances, from perfumes for women to cologne for men, soaps, lotions, and other beauty products. You can purchase these Italian fragrances on line at discounted prices. We partnered with trusted online retailers that carry authentic Italian products. Italian Perfume and Cologne at...
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Tiramisù with mixed berries

A delicious alternative to the traditional flavors of Tiramisù Tiramisù, you heard, and probably tasted it, is one of the most popular desserts coming from Italy. It's been said that in the late 1970s or early 1980s a chef started using cookies called Pavesini, smaller than ladyfingers, soak them with...
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Biography and art works of Fra Filippo Lippi

Fra Filippo Lippi work was widely respected in his time, and he is known today as an innovative and accomplished painter of the Florentine Renaissance. Lippi was born in 1406 and was raised in a Carmelite friary and took vows as a friar in 1421. He soon had a...
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Italian Delicacies by Region

What Italian delicacies regions have to offer Veneto Veneto is one of the most famous parts of Italy and many people travel here to see the stunning sights of its capital, Venice and take a trip along the canals. In terms of food, the region is known for its crisp crostoli,...

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