ONE DAY IN CORTONA

ONE DAY IN CORTONA Cortona is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo. Originally an Umbrian city, it was conquered and enlarged by the Etruscans, who called it Curtun. During the 600s BC, it joined […]

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Italian without words

Italian without words Non-verbal expressions used everyday in Italy. See how easy it is to communicate without using any words at all!

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Guido Grasso – Italian Mother Phone Messages

Guido Grasso – Italian Mother Phone Messages Many Italian Canadian fans of stand up comedy know Guido Grasso. That is, they have seen his stand up comedy act, but might not remember his name. Grasso was part of Australian comedian Joe Avati’s Canadian tour back in the autumn of 2012. He was the “merchandize” guy. […]

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Under the Tuscan Sun – Goodbye Mario

Under the Tuscan Sun – Goodbye Mario There are so many great scenes from the movie Under The Tuscan Sun.  Mario Monicelli, a director and screenwriter, played this character portraying a man who who places flowers each day at a roadside shrine. What is your favorite scene from this movie? Video from youtube

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Lady bugs

Lady Bugs Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes’ 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun, the film is about a recently divorced writer who buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will […]

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Emergency Numbers in Italy

Emergency Numbers in Italy Emergency situations may occur even while vacationing in Italy wherein you need to call for help.  Let’s hope not, but better to be prepared, so take note of these numbers.  Here are the emergency numbers in Italy to call if the need should arise. Travel the world with us!

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The Amazing Birth Of A Hand Blown Glass Pitcher

The Amazing Birth Of A Hand Blown Glass Pitcher A trip to Murano Island more than likely involves seeing a demonstration by the glassblowers in action.  Many hotels in Venice offer to their guests free transportation by water taxi to observe a demonstration at a Murano factory.  If your hotel doesn’t offer this service, it […]

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Stop Saying It Wrong: Italian Food Words

Stop Saying It Wrong: Italian Food Words Here are some Italian food words that are commonly incorrectly pronounced. Find out if you’ve been saying these words wrong all along! From prosciutto to guanciale to many more Italian food words. Listen to these people pronounce these words and then see how they are correctly said. Video […]

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20 Rules Italians never break

20 Rules Italians never break Italians are famous for many things including hand gestures, passion and food. Here is a video of unwritten rules that Italians obey. From greetings to digestives and toasting to kissing, this video sums up Italy’s social etiquette.   Video from youtube Travel the world with us!

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Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo  recently reopened to the public after years of restoration and reconstruction. Located on 3 floors of exhibition space, pieces include Loreno Ghiberti’s Gates of Heaven and Michelangelo’s The Florentine Pieta. Other masterpieces of Arnolfo, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo and Verrocchio are also housed in this […]

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