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In my opinion, the most romantic and dynamic pairing of a leading man and women in the world of film, was Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni . They made 17 films together…Just saying and hearing their names titillated American audiences …

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Approximately 650,000 Italian soldiers during the Second World War ended up in concentration camps as P.O.W. (Prisoners of War). While civilized nations, like USA and England treated the prisoners with respect and humanity in accordance with the treaties and regulations …

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Our History   Ville In Italia was set up by the company’s founders in 1996 as the result of a passion for beauty and years of experience in the holiday sector.  We offer holidays in villas, historical residences, prestigious apartments …

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The main purpose of this article is to make the people of California, USA aware of the existence of another California, in Tuscany, Italy. “Why” and “when” the new California in Italy was founded and “who” named it La California, …

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Just about everyone has a favorite toy they remember from their childhood, be it a backyard tree swing, an old rag doll, or that homemade slingshot that dangled precariously from a hip pocket. For me, it was an old, beat-up …

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Nestled deep in the rolling hills of Tuscany with dramatic views of the 1,000-year-old Pierle castle and surrounding olive groves, fruit trees and ancient oaks, Borgo di Vagli is an award winning authentically and fully restored 14th century Tuscan Hamlet …

In the second century AD, in Ancient Rome, there lived a distinguished a man whose deep study of philosophy drew him to the study of Jewish scripture.  His name was Apollonius.  He was a Roman Senator, whose curiosity, inspired by …

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Many are the traditions and ceremonies that characterize the Easter week in Catholic Countries, from special food and recipes to the decoration of churches and religious sites. But one of the most fascinating is Good Friday, a religious observance that …

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It took a young mayor to come up with a bright idea to repopulate the ghost town of San Basile, located on the slopes of Mount Pollino in the province of Cosenza (Calabria). The online initiative was called: A home …

The Italian language, as well as many others, is rich of expressions, sayings and proverbs. Whether they originated centuries ago or only recently, they reflect our culture and history, and are part of our everyday life.   Many of these …


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