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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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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Torna a Surriento”: The song “Torna a Surriento” was written by Ernesto De Curtis in 1902, and the lyrics were composed by his brother Giambattista. Growing in popularity over the years, the song has been sung by … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Pezzo Novanta Believe it or not! In the movie, “The Godfather,” Vito Corleone implied that a “Pezzo Novanta,” was a person who pulled the strings and exerted lots of power – A Big Shot! Coeleone to his … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Pasta alla Norma In Sicily, many restaurants serve Pasta alla “Norma.” Catania’s own Vincenzo Bellini (1801 -1835), who was the quintessential composer of the Italian Bel Canto, composed the opera “Norma” which premiered with great success at Milan’s … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Un Caffe’ Pagato”   (An espresso coffee already paid for) The tradition started along via Partenopea in Naples as a simple and good-will gesture, by well-off individuals, to pay for a coffee for someone less fortunate. In … Continue reading

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