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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.


Biography and art works of Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canale, known as Canaletto, was born in 1697 in Venice where his father was a painter of theatrical scenery. The young Canaletto studied first in his father's workshop then probably under the Dutch painter van Wittel. He next went to Rome, where he learned perspective from Panini,...
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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...

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...

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...

Sports in Italy

Popular sports in Italy Read all the latest Sport news from Italy Shop ITALIA Soccer Jerseys and gear Many sports are played in Italy today, here's a short list Soccer Perhaps the most popular sport in the world is also the most popular in Italy as well. The Italian national team has won the World...

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 of Alberto Giacometti

(1901 - 1966) Alberto Giacometti, the Surrealist sculptor known for his nervous, elongated forms, was born in Stampa, Switzerland. Giacometti started drawing at the age of nine, painting at twelve and created his first sculpture at fourteen. His father was a well-known Impressionist painter and Giacometti's first teacher. In 1919, Giacometti...

Le Arti at Festa Italiana Seattle

An Art show of works about Italy at Festa Italiana Seattle Festa Italiana Seattle is pleased to announce its latest event taking place on September 24-26 2016, inviting all artists to participate with works about Italy to be exposed in the grounds of the Space Needle in Seattle for the...
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Biography and art works of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelagniolo di Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroti Simone was born in Caprese in Tuscany in 1475. The son of a civil servant, he attended Latin School and then studied painting in the workshop of the Ghirlandaio brothers and sculpture with Bertoldo, a formal pupil of Donatello. Michelangelo's early training...
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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.

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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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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Italian Sunglasses for Women

Listen up girls! Oversized sunglasses are a must and we have some Italian sunglasses chosen just for you for this spring and summer, and fall... The following Italian sunglasses for women were chosen from a selection by Sunglass Hut, which is owned by Luxottica, the largest manufacturer of Italian sunglasses...

Authentic Italian Recipes: “Spaghetti alla Bolognese”

Is Spaghetti alla Bolognese really an Italian recipe? The sauce for sure is but the shape of the pasta is what makes it truly authentic.
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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...

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 and art works of Il Bronzino

Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, called Il Bronzino, was born in 1503 in Monticello, outside Florence. He was first a student of, and then assistant to, Jacopo Pontormo, one of the founders of Florentine Mannerism. Pontormo, after studies with Andrea del Sarto, was influenced by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Durer, and...

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...

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...

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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