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EXPO Milano 2015

Expo Milano 2015 (http://www.expo2015.org/en/index.html) is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative…

Fables and legends

Games

Ruzzola

In Italian, the word ‘ruzzola’ comes from the verb ‘ruzzolare’, or ‘to roll’. The game…

Piastre

When it comes to Italy, traditions tend to have seriously ancient origins. The game of…

How to

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How to make cheese

A description of how to make cheese should actually start with a small dissertation on  “dairy products”….

Quotes

Recipes

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Piadina

One of the symbols of the Romagna region and of its seaside resorts, the piadina…

Sarde a beccafico

This typical Sicilian recipe has a clear Middle Eastern origin, apparent in the unusual mix…

Religious holidays

Pasqua

If the date listed above sounds like a complex mouthful… that’s because it is. Simply…

Songs

Italian folk dancers

L’italiano

The song L’italiano was introduced in 1983 at the Sanremo songs festival, the most important…

Vacanze romane

Possibly the most famous song by the avant-pop band Matia Bazar, ‘Vacanze romane’ (lit. Roman…

Azzurro (Blue)

Azzurro is the kind of evergreen you are bound to hear whenever a group of…