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The Sagra del Limone di Monterosso which, this year, is celebrated on May 18, 2024, is a fragrant and fun homage to the citrus heritage of Cinque Terre’s largest village. The annual event transforms Monterosso into a lively celebration of …

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The pasta strainer, or scolapasta, holds a distinguished place in every Italian kitchen: how would we do without it?  As you may expect, it was invented in Italy but, unlike many other national inventions, we don’t have a precise name …

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Every year on April 21st, the streets of Rome come alive to celebrate the birthday of the Eternal City, which tradition says was founded on the 21st of April 753 BC by the first of its seven kings,  Romulus. According to the …

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The history of mirrors dates back thousands of years, when our ancestors would use natural bodies of water, like lakes and ponds, as the first reflective surfaces, intrigued by their own images seen in these transient reflections. Curiosity led to experimentation with …

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(Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2024) Fondazione Italia (https://italianfoundation.org/), a leading Italian Language school both in the classroom and online,®has announced a partnership with Order Sons And Daughters Of Italy In America (OSDIA). OSDIA (http://osdia.org/) announced this partnership in the April issue …

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The Italian word peraltro (per-ahl-troh) is an adverb that translates to “what’s more,” “moreover,” “besides,” or “furthermore” in English. It’s used to add information that emphasizes what has already been mentioned, or to highlight a point already made; for example, it can …

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If we think of a white city in Puglia, of course, we think of beautiful Ostuni, but there is another one: Locorotondo.  Locorotondo, one of the Borghi più Belli d’Italia, is located in the heart of Puglia’s Valle d’Itria, at …

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San Pellegrino, a name synonymous with Italian sparkling mineral water, has been part of the country’s culinary and cultural history since its establishment in 1899. Originating from San Pellegrino Terme, in the Alps of Bergamo, the brand embodies the Italian …

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Orvieto is a charming town located in the Umbria region of central Italy, built atop a volcanic tuff cliff overlooking the countryside. Its strategic position along the ancient Via Cassia, one of the main roads of the Roman Empire, made it …

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As with many other words in the Bella Lingua, it too derives from Latin, more specifically from the neuter noun insigne and, even more precisely, from its plural insignia, which meant “banner,” just like in Italian, but also “badge.” The …

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