The Italian “Sagre”

The Italian “Sagre”

Italy is certainly known to be a country rich of historical, architectural and cultural marvels; but among everything else it is first and foremost the kingdom of delicious, healthy, and fresh food. And what better way to celebrate this...

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Venice Film Festival 2020

Venice Film Festival 2020

The Venice International Film Festival is one of the first – and most famous – festivals of world cinema (alongside with the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, also known as the “Big Three”). Its official...

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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

The Gnocchi alla Sorrentina are a classic first course of Italian cuisine (Neapolitan, to be exact), dating back to the end of the 1800s when potatoes were imported from America to Italy. They are not particularly difficult to prepare, but you...

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Paolo & Francesca

Paolo & Francesca

The story of Paolo and Francesca is more than just a legend; their tragic love story still fascinates many people and has been the subject of many compositions by poets, musicians and writers; even Dante puts them in his “Divine...

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La Notte di San Lorenzo

La Notte di San Lorenzo

The night of San Lorenzo is one of the most anticipated events of the whole summer, with the Perseids meteor shower also known as the “tears of San Lorenzo.” Shooting stars have always aroused emotions in anyone who looks at them. It...

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Orecchiette con le cime di rape

Orecchiette con le cime di rape

The orecchiette with turnip tops is one of the most representative dishes of the Apulian cuisine and the perfect alternative for vegetarians and vegans; even though is not really a summer dish, it is tasty, fast and easy to prepare. The origin of...

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Italian Grammar: Sè Vs. Se

Italian Grammar: Sè Vs. Se

Sé and Se may look similar but they have completely different meanings. Not only one of them has the accent on the vowel “e”, but also the pronunciation is slightly different. Sé is a reflexive pronoun for the 3rd singular person. Use Sé when...

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The Legend of Burano Lace

The Legend of Burano Lace

The peculiar nature of Burano, a charming island in the Venice lagoon, is engaging: small colorful houses, typical restaurants, and the voices of tourists wandering through shops, stalls, and lace shops, typical product of Burano’s economy...

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La Puglia

By now most of you know that my favorite region of Italy is Sicily; but close in second place comes the stunning region of Puglia. With miles of blue coastline, infinite olive groves and peculiar stone “huts,” the trulli, Puglia’s promise of...

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La Leggenda del Nodo d’Amore

  The Legend of the Knot Love At the end of the fourteenth century, during the numerous wars in the north of Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, lord of Milan, reached the banks of the Mincio river with his troops and camped there to work out a...

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