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Feast Day of San Giovanni

Feast Day of San Giovanni June 24th marks the day of the annual celebration of Florence’s Patron, San Giovanni.   This public holiday in Florence is filled with a series of spectacular events throughout the day to honor the city’s heavenly protector.  St. John the Baptist, to whom Florence’s baptistry is dedicated, is also the […]

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Italian traits

Italian traits  Italian Culture can be very different from English speaking cultures.  This video lists 5 Italian traits and explains how they are different from English speaking cultures.  The Italian traits covered in this video include directness, rule bending spontaneity, liberal and family bonds.  Video from youtube  

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Easter eggs of Italy

Easter eggs of Italy Chocolate Easter eggs are an important part of celebrating Easter in Italy.  Perugina best known for Baci, the famous kiss, produces millions of chocolate eggs that are sent all over the world.  This video shows a look at their factory and and the surprise gifts the eggs contain. Some eggs produced […]

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Italian expressions

Italian expressions Italian expressions related to food are covered in this video. Here are 5 expressions in Italian, their English translations and explanation of how they are used in Italian.  Video courtesy of TheZpan

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Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida

Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida Italian star Gina Lollobrigida was honored by Hollywood and received a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.  Gina Lollobrigida, 90 years old, has appeared in about 60 movies and celebrated a half of a century as one of the world’s most iconic leading ladies.    Video courtesy of AFP News […]

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20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted..

20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted.. There are many words in languages that may look or sound similar to a word in a different language.  This causes confusion because one might think they know the meaning but it is quite different in the other language. Do you know the real meaning of the […]

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$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale

$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale Ollolai, located in the mountain region of Barbagia in Sardinia is selling homes for $1.00 to lure residents to the town.  There is a catch……The buyers must agree to restore the poorly conditioned homes within 3 years but the likely cost is only $25,000.  The deadline for applications is […]

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Bike Sharing in Florence

Bike Sharing in Florence Thinking of renting a bike in Florence? Florence has 2 bike sharing programs which are Mobike and Gobee. All you need to do is download one of the apps on your phone and add some money to your account. The bikes are located all over the streets of Florence so it […]

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Coffee To Go? Not in Italy!

Coffee To Go?  Not in Italy! In many parts of the world it is very common to see people walking around holding paper cups of coffee as they go about their business.  They sip and drink with their coffee for long periods.  In Italy, this custom is never practiced.  In this video, Italians explain why […]

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Romance in Florence

Romance in Florence Florence has a history of romance throughout the ages and is referred to as one of the most romantic cities in the world. From scandalous to beautiful love, here are a few stories of love and relationships which have taken place in Florence. Video from LDM News   Italy is a dream […]

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