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Ullo Wine Purifier

Ullo Wine Purifier Say goodbye to wine hangovers by getting rid of sulfites! Sulfites are preservatives added to wine to prevent oxidation and maintain freshness. However, many people are sensitive to sulfites and claim sulfites cause headaches or wine hangovers. Since sulfites are no longer needed once the bottle is opened, why not get rid […]

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New Year’s Resolutions in Italian

New Year’s Resolutions in Italian New Year’s resolutions are made all over the world.  This video lists common resolutions made in Italy and their English translations.  Take a look at the video to see how similar the resolutions made in Italy are to your resolutions made at the beginning of each year. Video from youtube […]

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Christmas traditions in Italy

Christmas traditions in Italy Christmas in Italy is truly magical time . Each town has it’s own tradition to enjoy and explore during the season. From Christmas decorations, Christmas markets, La Befana, live nativities, papal message, to zampognari and much more. Have a look at some of these traditions in different parts of Italy in […]

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Italian Expressions related to EYES

Italian Expressions related to EYES Italian has many expressions that are different than English expressions.  Some may be funny or confusing to an English speaker. Here are some Italian expressions related to eyes and the meanings explained.  Are you familiar with any of these? Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for […]

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Italian proverb

Italian proverb Have you heard this Italian proverb and do you know what it means? Chi dorm non piglia pesci Take a look at the video for an explanation.

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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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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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