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Featured Italy Travel Expert: Your Questions Answered

Posted  October 12, 2012  by  mi.o

We frequently receive your burning questions when it comes to travel in and around Italy because let’s face it: there is so much to see and do in this beautiful country!  Whether you are planning your first trip or fifth trip to Italy, you buy priligy online are bound to have questions and the whole[...]

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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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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 Soul: Why Music Makes Us Happy

Posted  April 27, 2015  by  Gianni Andracchio

As a child, my father was very much into music.  All he wanted for his 10th birthday was the fisarmonica.  My grandfather promised him an accordion for his birthday if he did well in school.  With this motivation, he finished first in his class that year.  My grandfather was very proud, and my father got[...]

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Age-old Italian Proverbs are Relevant Today to All

Posted  January 11, 2012  by  mi.o

Words of wisdom.  Age-old adages are timeless and relevant to all.  The origins of some proverbs are evident in their context.  For example, the famous Italian contadino (farmer) would have come up with “L’acqua bolle e il maiale sta ancora in montagna” (The water boils and the pig is still in the mountain).  An English version of this could perhaps be[...]

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Are you Moving to Italy? 5 Tips to Keep in Mind

Posted  February 15, 2012  by  mi.o

Ti trasferisci in Italia? You may be moving to Italy now. You may dream of moving to Italy one day. Either way, we have faith that you will make that happen if living in Italy is an aspiration of yours. Our friend Michelle Fabio is an “attorney-turned-freelance writer” who made the move to Calabria, Italy[...]

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