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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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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 Fashion Designers

Italian Fashion Designers Italian fashion designers have been preeminent in the world even before Italy became a united country. All one has to do is look at the sumptuous garments worn by the sitters in such portraits as Raphael's paintings of the Donis or Titian's Portrait of a Bearded Man....
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Italian sunglasses and eyeglasses

Made in Italy: The International Home of Today's Hottest Eyewear Designs It’s hard to recall a time when Italian designers produced garments exclusively. Versace, Armani and Gucci diversified their lines and many found success in accessories. While handbags, shoes and jewelry made natural line extensions, it was practical eyewear in...
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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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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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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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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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Video animation of Mount Vesuvius eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79AD

A Day in Pompeii The terrifying re-enactment of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79AD and final obliteration of Pompeii by the pyroclastic flow the next morning will give you an idea of what most likely it has been in reality. I recommend watching this video in full...
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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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The Music of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone has won the Oscar for scoring The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino Ennio Morricone has composed about 500 scores, from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to "The Mission", "Cinema Paradiso", "Malena", and in 2015 "The Hateful Eight" for which he has finally won his first Oscar...

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