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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...

Italian Fashion: An Introduction

An introduction to Italian fashion from clothing to Italian jewelry, Italian leather bags and shoes, Italian fashion designers and brands. Made in Italy!
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Biography and art works of Giorgio De Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born in Greece in 1888, to Italian parents. Although he was the son of a railroad worker, Chirico quickly developed an interest in art. He studied in Athens, Munich and Italy, and settled in Paris in 1912, where he stayed until the outbreak of the...
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Biography and art works of Tintoretto

Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto, born in 1518, was one of the greatest painters of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. In his youth he was also called Jacopo Robusti, as his father had defended the gates of Padua in a rather robust way...
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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...
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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.
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Biography and art works of Bernardino Luini

(1475 - 1532) Bernardino Luini was a North Italian painter from Leonardo's circle, a conservative painter who took "as much from Leonardo as his native roots enabled him to comprehend". Consequently many of his works were attributed to Leonardo. Both Luini and Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio were said to have...
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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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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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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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Italian Literature: Classicism and Romanticism

Liberation and unification had been a hope of Italian writers since the 13th century. At that time nationalism had been manifested, among other ways, by the development of an Italian literary language. The hope of liberation was stimulated further by the French Revolution, which released a fervent nationalism throughout...
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Italian Gourmet Food

Selected Italian Gourmet Food online
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Umberto Eco’s Death is a Great Loss for the Literary World

Umberto Eco: A Giant of Italian Literature Today, February 19th 2016, at the age of 84, Umberto Eco has passed away. Umberto Eco was a Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He became famous around the world in 1980 for his groundbreaking novel "The Name of The Rose" which was...
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Italian Literature: Verism and the 20th Century

A reaction against classicism and romanticism as unrealistic marked the second half of the 19th century. It was a revolt against a literature obsessed by the past and its own past achievements, and with its roots in books rather than in life. Shunning conscious lyricism and rhetoric, leaders of...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Biography and art works of Michelangelo Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, revolutionary naturalist painter, was born in Caravaggio near Milan, the son of a mason in 1573. He showed his talent early and at the age of sixteen, after a brief apprenticeship in Milan, he was studying with d'Arpino in Rome. During the period 1592-98 Caravaggio's...

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Italian Proverbs

An extensive list of Italian proverbs in Italian and translated into English with book references. Popular Italian Proverbs A A cane scottato l 'acqua fredda pare...

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