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VALENTINE’S DAY IN ITALY

Did you know that San Valentino was Italian? The patron saint of love lived in Roma in the third century. But when we took a deeper look, we found that our celebration of l’amore has even more ancient roots.   San…

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12 Reasons Why Eating Pasta Is Good For You

It is not fattening, it is good for body and mind: here is the manifesto signed by the major specialists from all over the world Pasta is not fattening, on the contrary, it produces health benefits and is fundamental…

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NEW ETNA ERUPTION

New intense eruption of Etna: the awakening of the largest active volcano in Europe is characterized by an imposing cloud 10 kilometers high. The sky above Etna, in the dark of the evening, is illuminated by “strombolian activity” that,…

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Why Superstition is Good for You

Believing in superstition can do us good. What’s wrong with observing a little superstitious ritual if it makes us feel stronger and more determined, if we feel that luck is on our side? It doesn’t cost anything to consult…

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A STUDY CONFIRM: EATING PIZZA MAKES YOU HAPPY!

File this under “things we probably don’t need science to verify.” Eating pizza makes you happy. Well, obviously. The act of burning the roof of your mouth on a too-hot piece of pizza because you literally can’t hold yourself…

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TOP 25 MOST POPULAR ITALIAN NAMES FOR BABY BOYS & GIRLS

Here is a list of top 25 Italian baby names of 2022   Boys names: Leonardo Francesco Alessandro Lorenzo Mattia Andrea Gabriele Matteo Riccardo Tommaso Edoardo Federico Giuseppe Antonio Diego Davide Cristian Nicolò Giovanni Samuele Pietro Marco Filippo Luca…

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THE AMAZING ITALY’S SMALLEST LIBRARY

“Without a book, so often the child is alone,” says Antonio La Cava. The retired schoolteacher converted his three-wheeled van into a mobile library, the Bibliomotocarro. Driving the hills and mountains of Basilicata, Italy, La Cava is able to…

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CATAPLASMA (POULTICE): An Ancient Remedy Now Forgotten

Poultice is a natural remedy used since Greek and Roman times and fallen into disuse in the West, but still widely used in Thai medicine and massage and Ayurveda. Very effective for relieving common ailments, such as low back…

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Rome: The True Story of the Mouth of Truth

The Mouth of Truth a marble sculpture depicting the face of an old, wise, bearded man. The name, chosen in 1845, refers to the medieval legend surrounding this mask. It is assumed that this statue was originally a manhole…