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Bianco Natale Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

Yes dear readers, here it is: The Inevitable Festive Blog! I have to admit that we’re not particularly interested in Christmas. We’re not religious, have no children, and don’t care to fill our lives with useless cianfrusaglie, so it simply doesn’t mean much to us. What’s more, we have no TV and live in a…

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Astro Del Ciel Posted by on Dec 23, 2016

Astro Del Ciel (Star from The Sky) is the Italian version of Steven Spielberg’s famous Sci-fi film ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ …  CUT … CUT! Astro Del Ciel, take 2: Astro Del Ciel (Star from The Sky) is the Italian version of the famous Austrian Christmas carol ‘Stille Nacht’ (‘Silent Night’) composed by…

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Tu Scendi dalle Stelle Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

“Tu scendi dalle stelle” (“You come down from the stars”), written in 1754 by Sant’Alfonso Maria de Liguori (b. in Napoli, 1696 – d. 1787), is our most famous and most loved Italian Christmas carol. Its music is based on a folk theme traditionally played on zampogne (bagpipes). Several years later, de Liguori wrote another…

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