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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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UNESCO Sites in Tuscany

UNESCO Sites in Tuscany There are 7 UNESCO Sites in Tuscany and a total of 51 in Italy.  Additionally, to date, Italy holds the most world heritage sites.  These unique landmarks in Italy are positively breathtaking and were recognized by The United Nations due to special cultural or physical significance. Can you guess all 7 UNESCO […]

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Candid Camera Italy

Candid Camera Italy   Candid Camera Italy –  What would you do if someone dunked a cornetto in your coffee?  Imagine yourself at a crowded bar in Italy and a stranger dips his cornetto in your cappuccino! Here’s a funny candid camera video filmed in a bar in Italy. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE […]

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Ciao

Ciao Ciao is a common greeting to say hello or goodbye which we all know.  However, this is a very informal greeting and is not appropriate in all situations.  This video explains when it is acceptable to use “ciao” and gives more appropriate substitutions to greet someone we don’t know well. Learn how to fit […]

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Italian Etiquette

Italian Etiquette Italian Etiquette – Going to an Italian family’s house for dinner in Italy? Imagine a scenario wherein you are invited to dinner by an Italian family who are not your very close friends, but a social situation, maybe you are invited as a guest as a friend of the host.  As within any […]

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Burrata

Burrata Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese similar to mozzarella.  The middle contents of burrata are very soft and consists of cream and Stracciatella and is an explosion of creamy flavor. Here’s a video which shows the making of burrata.  Which do you prefer, mozzarella or burrata? JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Name Day Tradition in Italy

Name Day Tradition in Italy  Name Day or onomastico as it is called in Italy, is a tradition that celebrates the day of the year of a given name. The day is fixed according to the Roman Catholic Saints calendar which celebrates the feast day of the particular saint. Each day celebrates one or more names […]

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Hand Gestures

Hand Gestures Some of these hand gestures may be familiar while others, may not be.  Here is a video with a bunch of people expressing themselves through hand gestures. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Itinerary Planning

Itinerary Planning Italy is a dream destination for most people, and sometimes, a once in a lifetime experience, that needs to be planned well in advance. We know that planning a trip to Italy can be overwhelming because you want to fit in as much as possible while taking the time to live “la dolce […]

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