Italian word of the day

The Italian word PREGO is very versatile. Can you guess in how many situations you can use this one simple word? Do you need help? Here there are the many things you can say with just this one parola (word). PREGO = You are welcome Come in Please sit down Make yourself comfortable After you or …

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Chiacchiere di Carnevale e Sanguinaccio. Fat Tuesday with a recipe from my hometown, fried sweet dough and chocolate pudding.

Carnevale in Italy is not only about the fancy masquerade ball of Venice, it is also the happiest children’s holiday. In every Italian city, big or small, during the time of Carnevale the children dress up in costumes, stroll in the streets and greet each other exchanging handful of coriandoli and stelle filanti (confetti and …

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Carnevale di Venezia – Venetian Carnival

Many of you may already know that Venice is not only known as one of the most unique and romantic cities in Italy, but also for its Carnevale. The Carnevale (carnival) is a holiday that is celebrated in countries of Christian tradition, especially Catholic. The word Carnevale comes from the Latin "carnem levare" (remove the meat), as …

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Torta Caprese for Valentine’s Day

I am back! I can’t believe this is my first blog in February. Time really flies! I have been busy preparing for the classes that I will be teaching at the end of the month, I have been away with my family for a weekend to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday and . . . …

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