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Italian Songs?

Posted by angela On March - 22 - 2017 0 Comment

Italian Songs?

Fat Thursday or/and Fat Tuesday?

Posted by angela On February - 26 - 2017 0 Comment

Carnival Feast on Fat Thursday (Giovedì Grasso) in Piazza San Marco

Today at Cinque Terre I realized that Italian beaches and people are the polar opposite from American beaches. Just about everyone at the beach had swimsuits on or speedos regardless of their body size or shape. It seems that Italians don’t really pay attention to the “skinny is best” type of propaganda that floods United […]

First Impression: What I Saw in Italy

Posted by angela On March - 21 - 2015 14 Comments

Gilbert Chesterton wrote: ” I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind, because a man in his own home is inside all other men. It is a universal experience: He thinks the great thoughts. But a man travelling is amused or appalled by a thousand distractions and trivial things, even […]

My first impression of Italy was one that I didn’t expect! After my first stop was in Pisa, I realized that many people were just so laid back and fashionable! I really felt the Artistic feel of the place. The buildings were beyond majestic and breathtaking. It is quite funny though that to tourists, we […]

What could society do to eliminate smoking?

Posted by angela On November - 18 - 2014 0 Comment

The very first thing I observed since I got to Italy was…

Categories: CULTURE of ITALY

Answer by Behane
I think the Italians value the concept of family as being extended to include cousins, grandparents, and aunts and uncles because individuals in Italy grow up with the presence of an extended family unit. In my experience in America, my family is only my parents and siblings. I have very little family in […]

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Stress and Cafes: Italy offers a different view

Posted by steve On September - 14 - 2014 1 Comment

Italy offers a different view on coffee and life-style

Categories: CulinART, CULTURE of ITALY

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