Heritage

Dante Alighieri, Father of the Italian Language

Dante Alighieri, Father of the Italian Language

Statue of Dante Alighieri in Florence, referred as the “Father of the Italian Language” as modern Italian replaced Latin. Dante also is known as “Il Sommo Poeta, the Supreme Poet. One of his greatest literary achievements is the “Divine Comedy”. (1265-1321 A.D.)

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How to get Italian Citizenship?

How to get Italian Citizenship?

Italian Dual Citizenship Did you know that you may obtain Italian citizenship iure sanguins, (i.e. by blood), if you have an Italian ancestor? If you are dreaming of living and working in Italy or in any of the 27 countries that are members of the European Union, or are planning a long stay in Italy for your own pleasure (perhaps as a well-deserved reward in your retirement), and have always wondered how you could take advantage of your Italian lineage, then ICS is your choice. We are the only network of Italian attorneys with offices in Italy...

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Pisa Celebrates New Year on March 25

Pisa Celebrates New Year on March 25

Pisans are unique in many ways. First, they are known for a large tower that looks like it should have toppled centuries ago, but instead have become a UNESCO World Heritage site. Their sometimes ‘prickly’ character and fame for numerous wars and raids as a historic maritime republic has earned them a saying among their Tuscan counterparts – ‘Meglio un morto in casa che un pisano alla porta’ or ‘Better a dead person in your house than a Pisan at your door’. Ancient rivalries die hard in modern...

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Coral Art in Sicily

Coral Art in Sicily

Alfio Puglisi Cosentino is reflecting on the emotions he felt as a child for a rare masterpiece. The wealthy Sicilian businessman is talking about a remarkable holy water font which dates back to the 17th century. The ornately decorated font is inlaid with tiny pieces of coral and is part of his family’s rich art collection. Whenever I saw it as a child, it always stimulated my imagination, Puglisi Cosentino told ANSA at a rare viewing of the font at his home in Rome. It was something linked to my father and his generation. According to...

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Carnevale in Venice

Carnevale in Venice

There are many Festivals the day before Lent in Italy, also referred to as Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Mardi Gras, or Carnevale.   The most historically famous is the Carnevale that takes place each year in Venice.   www.italia.org

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Lent in Italy

Lent in Italy

Italian Catholics begin the 40 days of the Lenten Season with Ash Wednesday followed by Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, culminating in Easter Sunday. Three important practices during Lent involve fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. This Lenten Season is unique because Italians will receive a new Bishop of Rome, and the world will receive a new Catholic Pope. www.italia.org Fairly, there are some aspects you have to regard about health care. There are hundreds of dependable internet pharmacies that will offer legitimate discounts. For...

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Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia 2013 www.italia.org official website: www.carnevale.venezia.it

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Italy top spot with 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Italy top spot with 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Italy remains the leading country in the world in terms of heritage, according to UNESCO. As 2012 wraps up, Italy came in the top spot once again with some 48 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Vatican City, followed by Spain with 44 and China with 43. Readers of the list, which can be found on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s website (www.unesco.org), will find well-known locations – including Assisi, Venice and its lagoon, the historic centers of Rome and Florence as well as Verona...

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Sistine Chapel Celebrates 500 Year Anniversary

Sistine Chapel Celebrates 500 Year Anniversary


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(ANSA) – Vatican City, October 25 – As the most famous ceiling in the world celebrates its 500th anniversary there is growing concern about what impact the dust and pollution generated by hordes of tourists may have on the Sistine Chapel in the future. The ceiling of the Vatican’s famous chapel was completed in November 1512 and today it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome drawing more than 20,000 visitors a day. The chapel built by Pope Sixtus IV between 1473 and 1484, has been used by the popes for...

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Moscato di Scanzo

Moscato di Scanzo

(ANSA) – Rome, November 14 – It has seduced the czars of Russia and a string of British kings, but the celebrated Moscato di Scanzo remains one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Now local producers want to raise its profile at home and abroad. The Moscato di Scanzo, a rich, ruby red muscat known for its aromatic flavors that merge spices, fragrances and fruity flavors, comes from the town of Scanzorosciate, just east of Bergamo in the foothills of the Alps. The wine’s success is steeped in a tradition that dates back 2,000...

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