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Archive for May, 2011

L’Etimologia della Pasta Posted by on May 9, 2011

I thought it would be fun to have a look at just a few of the innumerable varieties of pasta that we produce in Italy, and to discover where they get their names from. Click on the images below to enlarge them. Va bene, cominciamo con la pasta italiana più famosa: gli spaghetti (o.k. let’s…

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Carsulae e la via Flaminia Posted by on May 6, 2011

When I visit an ancient site I like to let my imagination wander and to ‘feel’ the history. I find this much harder, or even impossible to do amongst hoards of tourists, so I prefer to find lesser know places, such as the ruins of the Roman town known as Carsulae near Terni in Umbria…

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Maggio Posted by on May 3, 2011

The name of the month maggio (May) comes from the Roman goddess Maia, mother of the god Mercury. Principali Festività (Main Festivals): On the 1st of May we celebrate la Festa del Lavoro or Giornata Internazionale dei Lavoratori (International Workers’ Day). This year il Primo Maggio (the First of May) falls on a Sunday and…

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