How to recognize Italians abroad

How to recognize Italians abroad

It’s happened to everyone of us at least once. We see someone and even without hearing him speaking, we immediately know where he’s from. Of course, it’s not an exact science. Sometimes, we happen to be right and some others not but still there are some behaviours, or some features, that make us think someone comes from a specific country. The same applies for Italians. There are some features that usually allow people to recognize Italians abroad. Let’s see some of them. 1. ITALIANS SPEAK LOUDLY The first thing that allows you to recognize Italians abroad is that they usually…

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Easter in Italy – Special celebrations

Easter in Italy - Florence

Easter in Italy is one of the most important celebrations in Italy, second only to Christmas. For those of you who are not familiar with the Christian religion, Easter, Pasqua in Italian, is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. On Easter in Italy, practicing Christians usually go to Church and then celebrate with their family and/or friends. However, in some parts of Italy there are special celebrations on Easter, which are worth mentioning and seeing. For example, special celebrations take place in Florence and Sulmona. EASTER IN FLORENCE To explain why Easter is celebrated…

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Two special things to do in Italy

Two special things to do in Italy

I know! How can I possibly make only a short list if there are so many special things you can do in Italy, right? But let’s be real. Some of them are pretty popular. I mean, who on Earth goes to Rome for the first time and doesn’t visit the Colosseum? Or who goes to Pisa without visiting the famous tower? But my list is for people who want to see something different. 1. Parco Sigurtà The first of the special things to do in Italy is visiting Sigurtà Park. So, if you’re visiting Veneto, don’t forget to stop there.…

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Mud therapy in Italy

Mud therapy in Italy

When you hear the word terme – hot springs – or spa in Italy, you immediately think about relaxation. There are many hot springs and spas in Italy and some of them offer also mud therapy – fangoterapia. As you’ve probably already guessed, mud therapy is based on mud. The mud used is usually a combination of clay, thermal water and micro-organisms, and it’s particularly beneficial for people suffering from arthro-rheumatic inflammatory diseases. According to a study from the University of Padua the use of mud and thermal water relieves the pain caused by these diseases and improves mobility. These…

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How to say I love you in Italian

“How do you say I love you in Italian?” Apparently, this is one of the most googled questions. So, since Saint Valentine’s day is approaching, in today’s article, I’m going to answer this question. But before telling you how to say I love you in Italian, let’s see where the feast of Saint Valentine comes from. SAINT VALENTINE – ORIGINS Everyone knows that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers but few know that he’s also the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers. But who was St. Valentine? It seems that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest.…

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