Monthly Archives: April 2015

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Espresso Coffee with a Lemon Twist When visiting New York City, many Italian tourists are perplexed as to why Italian restaurants serve espresso with a lemon twist on the side. Even finer establishments adhere to this Italian … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Mikhail Gorbachev e’ di origine Pugliese! After the Crimean War  (1853 to 1856), the local economy was devastated and since Crimea was a peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea, fishing was encouraged and exploited.  Thus, the authorities … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Lost in Translation: This week we honor those Italian business establishments that did their best to capture the foreign tourist’s attention by literally translating Italian into poor English. It’s not an easy task! Enjoy! “Redfish in Crazy … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Proverbi Italiani “Impara l’arte e mettela da parte”  – “Learn a trade and put it aside”. Regional dialects of Italy are rich in proverbs. Proverbs were particularly important during the turn of the 19th century as many … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com  E’ Primavera in Abruzzo The Abruzzo region is so diverse – from its shoreline on the Adriatic coast, to its small quaint towns on the hilltops, to the majestic peaks of the Maiella Mountains, Abruzzo, has it … Continue reading

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