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Learning Italian: Is the Letter “H” really necessary?

Posted  April 9, 2015  by  Gina Andracchio

A co-worker of mine knows multiple languages, and like many people, she is infatuated by the Italian language and would like to add it to her repertoire.  Every morning, she practices a new phrase that she is learning by saying something like, “Buon giorno Bella” or “sono le tre meno venti” (the time is 2:40)[...]

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panino NOT panini
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“You mean panini, sir.” Corporate Italianization laziness

Posted  April 2, 2015  by  Matt Platania

Why is it that panini is used for one panino? Why is it that some people say gelati to mean one gelato? Why is it that cannoli is meant for one delicious sweetened ricotta-filled dessert treat? Clearly, the idea of making a word plural by adding an “i” is foreign to native English speakers –[...]

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Italian Body Language
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Italian Happiness

Italian Body Language: Get Close, Get Comfortable

Posted  March 22, 2015  by  Gianni Andracchio

Visiting Italy as a child, I did not fully grasp all aspects of the Italian culture, nor did I really care to do so. As a child, my mind was only focused on going to the beach, playing soccer with my friends and eating the fantastic home-cooked meals. During my first trip back to Italy[...]

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Italian Sex Appeal: What it means and how to own it

Posted  March 11, 2015  by  Gina Andracchio

I was lucky enough to spend another summer in Southern Italy during the summer of 2003, and what else do you do during the day other than go to the beach?  My father’s town Isca sullo Ionio in Calabria sits relatively low on the mountain in comparison to its neighboring towns (about 600 feet above[...]

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Italian Happiness

Lead a Healthy Italian Lifestyle

Posted  March 3, 2015  by  Matt Platania

I get asked all the time, “Matt, how do Italians stay so thin with all the delicious food they eat?”  The funny thing you will notice almost immediately, when visiting Italy, is that so few people are overweight. This applies to every age group: children, teenagers, young people, adults, and older people. I have friends[...]

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Rialto Bridge - Plan Your Trip to Italy
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10 Cheap Ways to Plan Your Trip to Italy

Posted  May 14, 2013  by  mi.o

Plan your trip to Italy now! In Italy, less is more.  This also goes for planning your trip there.  Here are 10 ways for you to save some time and money so that you can relax and enjoy your love affair with La Bella Italia.  1. Don’t try to plan too much. There are lots[...]

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