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Maria Montessori Posted by on Mar 9, 2011

Yesterday, the 8th of March, was Giornata Internazionale della Donna (International Women’s Day), and this year I’ve decided to write an article about a famous Italian woman, whose work has had a huge impact in the field of education throughout the world. Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in Chiaravalle near Ancona (Marche). She was…

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Le Paludi d’Italia Posted by on Mar 6, 2011

The Italian Marshlands "Pigra, limosa, fetente, orlata di dense gramigne, la vasta palude sogghigna in faccia al sole". "Lazy, slimy, fetid, bordered by dense weeds, the vast marsh sneers in the face of the sun". These words, written by Gabriele d’Annunzio in 1879, portray the hatred and disgust felt by people at that time for…

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Marzo Posted by on Mar 3, 2011

The name of the month marzo (March) comes from the Roman god of the war Mars. Principali Festivit√† (Main Festivals): On the 8th of March we celebrate la Giornata Internazionale della Donna (International Woman’s Day), also known as La Festa della Donna (Woman’s Festival). In March 2009 I wrote an article about the origins and…

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