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How to make tomato passata

How to make tomato passata Making tomato passata is usually a family all day event for most families.  Large quantities are always made so there is enough to last through the winter. Have a look at this family in action making tomato passata.  If you’ve made it with your family it will bring back memories. […]

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Everybody Speaks Italian

Everybody Speaks Italian Everybody Speaks Italian or so they think.  Here is a bunch of hilarious scenes from the popular tv show Friends wherein they attempt to speak Italian. Enjoy! Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life- Anna Akhmatova

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Passeggiata in Siena

Passeggiata in Siena Passeggiata is a leisurely walk that most Italian take part in each night.  Locals are out for an evening ritual stroll to socialize and catch up with friends.  The passeggiata takes place in the main roads during the early evening hours where people take in the beautiful scenery in the towns. Have […]

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Dalai Lama visits Florence for Festival delle Religioni

Dalai Lama visits Florence for Festival delle Religioni Dalai Lama was presented with the seal of piece during his recent visit for Festival delle Religioni.  The last time the Dalia Lama visited Florence was 18 years ago. Here is a video from his visit. Video from youtube   

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Officina della Bistecca

Officina della Bistecca Where’s the beef?  Certainly you will find an abundance of it at Dario Cecchini’s restaurant, Officinia della Bistecca, located in Panzano in Chianti.  It is definitely a meat lover’s paradise for those with a hardy appetite.  Get ready to enjoy 5 courses of beef while being entertained by the staff and Dario […]

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Health Boosting Staples of The Italian Diet

Health Boosting Staples of The Italian Diet Health boosting staples of the Italian diet are key to eating for longevity.  The Italian is a good prescription for health and a good way to satisfy yourself explains Dr. Steven Gundry, a cardiac surgeon and author in California. Some typical Italian foods eaten on the program are […]

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Free Entrance To State Museums In Florence

Free entrance to state museums in Florence Free entrance to state museums in Florence every first Sunday of the month!  Museums include the Uffizi, Accademia, Palazzi Pitti Complex which includes Boboli Gardens, the Bargello and many more. Moreover, free entrances to state museums are not limited to Florence.  In fact, free entrances to state museums […]

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Volterra Prison Restaurant

Volterra Prison Restaurant The Fortezza Medicia is a present day prison that offers a unique experience to both the inmates and the public.  A number of times per year, this high security prison also operates a restaurant on premises that is staffed by inmates serving the public. This rehabilitation designed program allows the inmate to […]

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Church bell ringers

Church bell ringers Although most church bells in Italy are now automated with press button bell systems, the sound used to be made manually with rope pulling. Barga, a medieval town in the province of Lucca, revived the ancient tradition wherein the bells are rung by hand. Here’s a video showing the traditional method of […]

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Italy is handing out Castles for Free!

Italy is handing out Castles for Free! Italy is handing out Castles for free! In fact, there will be over 100 properties given away which also include monasteries, inns and farmhouses. According to The Local, this plan is to boost ‘slow tourism’ and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. Of course there are […]

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