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Of course gelato is Italian, but one of its most popular varieties, the ice cream cone – or cono gelato – is the brainchild of an Italian, too,  and that the US had part in its creation. There is very …

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Today’s word is easy in every sense!Easy because it is incredibly common, because you won’t find it hard to pronounce and because it means just that: easy! Facile (fah-tchee-lai) is an incredibly common word, one you need to have in …

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Our word of the day, pignolo (pih-ño-lo) comes from the word pigna, or pine cone, which in turn is a cousin of the Latin pinea, the feminine of pineus, pine. In Italian, we use it to denote someone who is …

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Ognuno di noi può fare la sua parte per contribuire in modo concreto ad aiutare persone in difficoltà, incidere sulla realtà e permettere così agli invisibili di diventare visibili. Di fronte a grandi cambiamenti epocali della società in cui viviamo, …

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ArtSharing, giovane realtà poliedrica molto attiva nel panorama dell’arte contemporanea, ospita la mostra “Morfologie Meccaniche. Assemblage e collage” dell’artista Vanzuk dal 13 maggio al 28 giugno 2021 a Roma, a cura di Penelope Filacchione.“Una macchina inutile che non rappresenti assolutamente …

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When US national sport teams compete internationally, their uniforms mirror the colors of the flag: blue, red and white. So, why aren’t the Italians clad in white, red or green, but in azzurro? Good question! The answer is curious enough …

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Have you ever wondered why Italy is divided into regions? Of course, our regioni are not that different from “counties,” but it’s interesting to see why and how they were created. Italy was first divided into administrative areas at the …

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If you grew up in an Italian household, you have certainly been on the receiving end of millions of zitto (zeet-toh) during your childhood. Literally, zitto means “silent,” but it is most often used with the verb stare to create …

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What’s the capital of Italy?  Rome, of course, everyone knows that! Not many know, however, that it hasn’t always been the case. On the 27th of March 1861, shortly after Italy became a unified country, Rome was proclaimed its Capital, …

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Ovunque (oh-voon-kooaih) means anywhere (or everywhere), or wherever in English and appeared for the first time in the 13th century. It translates the ideas of “wherever you go,” “in every place,” and it is formed by the adverb ove, an …

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