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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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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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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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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...
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Biography and art works of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, the epitome of the Renaissance man, was born in 1452 in Vinci, a village near Florence and was brought up by his grandfather. In 1467 Leonardo entered Verrocchio's studio, and in the same year became a member of the Painter's Guild. He worked with Verrocchio for...
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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...
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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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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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Biography and art works of Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael)

Raphael, the last of the three greatest painters of the Renaissance, was born Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino, in the province of Umbria in 1483. It is probable that he took his first lessons from his father, a provincial painter named Giovanni di Santi, before going to Florence, where by...
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Top Italian Cookbooks

These cookbooks will prove to be essential in your kitchen We've seen famous chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Marcella Hazan, and Mario Batali prepare those delicious Italian dishes effortlessly on TV and we've also wondered how difficult is it really to cook Italian style, perhaps like they do in Italy. We...
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Milan Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2016-2017

What are the designers and looks that we should be excited about for the approaching season? As we enter summer in earnest, it's hard to give much thought as to what will be in fashion for this fall and winter. Fortunately, one of the fashion industry's biggest events is a...
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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...
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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...
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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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Top 10 Italian music videos

The top 10 Italian music videos in Italy featuring the most popular songs and Italian singers of the moment.
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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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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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Art of Italian Jewelry

Creativity abounds in Italy, so it's no wonder why Italian jewelry designers create some of the most amazing and unique pieces in the entire world.
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Italian Gourmet Food

Selected Italian Gourmet Food online See more at amazon.com
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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...

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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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