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Love with Francesco Petrarca Posted by on Feb 10, 2022

Ciao a tutti! San Valentino is right around the corner, so I thought I’d share a 700 year old love story. Francesco Petrarca was an Italian renaissance poet and scholar. He is also credited with rediscovering the letters of Cicero, a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and philosopher. This rediscovery is said to have actually initiated…

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Countdown to 2022 Posted by on Dec 30, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Buon anno! Happy New Year! To end 2021 we are going to countdown the top 10 Italian blogs of the year. But first, an Italian poem to celebrate the New Year: All’anno nuovo Teresa Romei Correggi “Anno nuovo, benvenuto! io di cuore ti saluto. Che cos’hai nel tuo fardello? Hai del brutto…

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Italian Christmas Songs Posted by on Dec 24, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Buon natale a tutti voi! Merry Christmas to all of you! I wanted to share some Italian Christmas songs to enjoy this season, please add some more in the comments below. “Il Tamburino” (Little Drummer Boy) Sulla strada, pa rum pa pam pam (On the road) Un tamburino và, pa rum pa pam pam (A little drummer…

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La Festa del Ringraziamento – Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Tomorrow is La Festa del Ringraziamento! Of course, this is only celebrated in the USA, but many cultures have been celebrating harvests for centuries. Did you know that the Romans also celebrated a large annual harvest? This festival was called Cerelia, which honored Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain, and fertility. (And yes…

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