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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.

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...
Giuseppe Zanotti

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
Giorgio de Chirico Melancholia, 1916 The Menil Collection, Houston Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston

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 of Sophia Loren

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

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.

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...

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...

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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Aquazzura, Ivanka Trump and Wild Thing Shoes

Aquazzura footwear is imitated by many Perhaps you've heard that lately Ivanka Trump and Marc Fisher were sued by Aquazzura for copying the design of one of their most famous shoes, called Wild Thing Shoe. I looked at the two versions and it's clear to me that they indeed copied the original...

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...
Dante Alighieri

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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Learn Italian with Rosetta Stone

Learn Italian with Rosetta Stone One of the most effective methods to learn conversational Italian Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1-5 Set Develop your command of the Italian language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures,...
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Italian classical music

An Extended Look into Italian Classical Music and Opera For many centuries, Italian classical music has been the center of music in Europe. The types of romantic melodies that are known to have been created in this area of the world are still important pieces of Italian classical music heard...
Orazio Gentileschi

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.

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...
Raoul Bova

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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