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Italy … Always On Holiday? Posted by on Jan 4, 2018

Despite the fact that many foreigners believe that us Italians are always on holiday, we only actually have 12 official holidays each year. Let’s find out what they are: 1. – Capodanno On the first of January we celebrate Capodanno (New Year’s Day). The name comes from capo dell’anno, literally: head of the year. Does…

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Una Canzone per tutti i Papà Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

Oggi, il 19 marzo, è la Festa del Papà. Per celebrare questa festa ho scelto una canzone che parla di un papà, un papà vero. Il titolo della canzone è Viaggio Con Te ed è scritta dalla cantante Laura Pausini. Il padre di Laura Pausini è stato un musicista di piano bar e ha sempre incoraggiato ed aiutato Laura a diventare…

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The Weaver Posted by on Aug 18, 2014

Dear Readers, many of you might find today’s blog quite challenging in that we haven’t translated the whole text into English but instead have concentrated on a selection of words and grammar. However, if you have any difficulty understanding what I’ve written please leave a comment and I’ll be pleased to help you out. In…

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Dicembre Posted by on Dec 2, 2011

Nome (Name): The month of dicembre (December) takes its name from the Latin word decem (ten) because it was the tenth month in the Roman calendar. Festività (Festivals): On the 8th of December we celebrate l’Immacolata Concezione (the Immaculate Conception), which commemorates the belief that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from the taint of…

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