Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

I think in every country there are stories about folklore characters and Italy is no exception. In Italy, every region has some peculiar folklore characters. So, today I’m going to talk about one of these Italian folklore characters: Buffarello. Buffarello Buffarello is a character born in Val di Serchio, in Tuscany. He’s a naughty sprite, not very tall – usually he’s 50 cm tall – and usually dressed in red clothes and pointed shoes. His appearance changes from town to town. In fact, in some towns he’s described as a black and ugly animal, in others as a beardless child,…

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New archeological discoveries in Italy

New archeological discoveries in Italy

Italy is well known for the precence of many famous historical sites in its territory. Every year archeologists dig hoping to make new archeological discoveries. Here are some of the new archeological discoveries of the last few years in Italy. Lombardy During some excavations in Lombardy, some archeologists found the skeleton of a man who lived in the 6th century and died in his 40s or 50s. The peculiarity about the man is that he carried some sort of prothesis. Indeed, his right hand had been amputated up to his mid-forearm and it was replaced by a dagger. It appears…

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New Italian books to read this summer

New Italian books to read this summer

I don’t know about you but during summer I like to read books while I’m on holiday. I read them before breakfast, after breakfast while liying on the beach in the afternoon and also before going to sleep. Reading is actually one of the major activities I do while I’m on holiday. If you’re a little be like me and are searching for new Italian books to read, here are my suggestions. 1. Lena e la tempesta Lena e la tempesta is a book by Alessia Gazzola. Gazzola wrote also a book called L’Allieva, that has been adapted as an…

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Four useful travel tips if you plan to go to Italy

Four useful travel tips if you plan to go to Italy

Are you planning to go to Italy this year – or maybe the next one? Good, then this article is for you. In fact, I’d like to give you a few travel tips to spend the best holiday ever. 1. Ciao isn’t for everyone I know, ciao is one of the most beautiful words in the world. And it has practically become international by now. So, maybe you are used to use it with everyone in your country. Or you’re not but since you’re in Italy you want to show Italians that you can speak a little bit of Italian,…

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My suggestions for your Italian holidays

Italian holidays

Excited about your Italian holidays? I’m pretty sure you are. After all, you’re going to have a lot of fun, eat delicious food, and see beautiful landscapes and historical sites. But do you know how to get the most from your Italian holidays? Here are a few suggestions that will help you have the best Italian holidays ever. 1. Make an effort and learn some Italian Let’s be honest, Italian isn’t as popular as English, I know, but this is one of the reasons why you actually should learn a few sentences in Italian. Indeed, Italians do love toursists who…

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