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Donna Ti Voglio Cantare Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

Today’s the 8th of March, Festa della Donna (International Women’s Day), and to celebrate I’m going to translate a song called Donna Ti Voglio Cantare (Woman I Want To Sing About You), by Angelo Branduardi. Angelo Branduardi is a popular folk singer and songwriter who draws inspiration from Medieval and Renaissance music. His wife, Luisa Zappa…

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Italian Curiosities – Part 1 Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

After days of bitterly cold wind, snow and ice, we we’re desperate to get out of the house and see something different. We did! Per domenica hanno messo bel tempo … they’ve predicted nice weather for Sunday. By nice, I mean no snow or rain, and temperatures above 0°C … well that’s something! Having studied…

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Ice and Fire Posted by on Mar 2, 2018

Here’s my English translation of Serena’s recent article Gelo e Fuoco. Quando da bambina vidi il film ‘Dottor Zivago’, la scena che mi fece più impressione è quella in cui Zivago e Lara passano la notte in una casa isolata, in mezzo alla bufera di neve, coi lupi che ululano fuori. Quella notte non riuscii…

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