Light My Fire Italian Style

As we prepare to start the 4th of July with a bang, I’m reminded of some of Italy’s most famous “fuochi d’artifico” (artificial fire) displays. Although the Chinese are credited with the invention of fireworks, the Italians are known for fireworks both in Italy and abroad. In the late 1800's Italian immigrants brought firework spectacles to … Continue reading Light My Fire Italian Style

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How Knowing the Form, Meaning and Use of a Word Can Improve Your Study of Italian

  It has been said that there are as many ways of learning a language as there are language learners meaning that to master the language you must master the method that works for you. One of the most popular ways to learn a language is by learning the vocabulary, the words or groups of … Continue reading How Knowing the Form, Meaning and Use of a Word Can Improve Your Study of Italian

La Ultima Cena – Dinner with Friends on Thursday

  No one can deny the powerful visual presence of da Vinci’s Last Supper, Il Cenacolo, the 15' X 29' fresco-like painting on the wall of the Dominican refectory in the Church of Santa Marie delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.  Completed in 1498 it is a powerful “take-your-breath away” moment depicting the last days spent with Christ and his … Continue reading La Ultima Cena – Dinner with Friends on Thursday

In an Italian Weaver’s Cooperative Lives the Spirit of Festa della Donna

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global initiative that celebrates the social, economic and political achievements of women past, present and future. On this day the world joins hands together to support, raise, inspire and motivate women across all fields of work. In Italy the day is celebrated as Festa della Donna and fragrant bouquets … Continue reading In an Italian Weaver’s Cooperative Lives the Spirit of Festa della Donna