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Fast Fun Facts  We know you have busy weeks, so here are just a few fun facts on Italian and Italian American culture and history to keep your day moving! By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com During the Renaissance blonde hair became … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Gelato Italiano Summer 2015 is almost over and by now you must have had your fair share of ice cream for the year. But wait! If you are visiting Sicily in September, you must attend “la … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Catherine de Medici 1519 – 1589 In 1533 when Catherine de Medici was 14 years old, she married King Henry II and moved to France. The though of leaving her beloved sophisticated Florence and moving to … Continue reading

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The Statue of Freedom atop of the US Capitol building By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com The 19.5 feet tall statue, weighing 15,000 pounds, was created in Rome and the ship that brought it to America ran into a storm so severe … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Leave it to the Romans” A Urine Tax (Vectigal Urinae) ? The Romans were very creative when it came to new taxes. After all, Emperor Vespasian needed lots of money to build the Coliseum in 70AD. Under … Continue reading

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