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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Culture of Italy
The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country, the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church, the spirit of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, the architecture.
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The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country, the laws and philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church, the architecture and on the terraces of the many football clubs.
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 Italy: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Italy, slightly larger than Arizona, is a long peninsula shaped like a boot, surrounded on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic.
Italy became an integral member of NATO and the European Economic Community (later the EU) as it successfully rebuilt its postwar economy.
Italy: Bibliography - Bibliography A bibliography of the early period and the barbarian invasions is listed under Rome.
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 Italy History | iExplore.com
Italy’s colonial conquests were limited (largely due to the failure of the Ethiopian campaigns) and the rulers enjoyed more success in their efforts to consolidate their own position at home, despite the considerable distractions of the various complex struggles in the Balkans.
Italy was now run by a tycoon for whom the distinction between the interests of the nation and those of his commercial empire were, to say the least, blurred.
Italy’s historic trade performance has been all the more impressive given the dearth of raw materials, in particular the fact that all of the country’s oil and many of its raw materials must be imported.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Italy/History   (2066 words)

  
 Study Abroad, Italy
Italy is considered the cradle of modern Western civilization, and as such, is as perfect a place to study abroad as anywhere in the world.
Modern Italy is an exciting and complicated place: The interplay of the ancient and the modern is evident on every street, especially in the major cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice are famous for the coexistence of their ancient monuments and modern buildings.
Italy's political life is notably volatile, but the presidency of Silvio Berlusconi has lasted longer than any other of the modern era, and as a result, a real sense of stability has been brought to the politics of this vital player on the world stage.
www.studyabroad.com /italy.html   (501 words)

  
 Culture of Italy Summary
The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country, the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church, the spirit of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, the architecture, and on the terraces of the many football clubs.
In Italy there is a legend or tradition involving a Witch named "Befana" On the night of January 6th (Twelfth night or the eve of the Epiphany or Little Christmas), Befana leaves presents in children's stockings hung upon the hearth or in their shoes placed at the door.
Italy's economy is based on agriculture in the south and industry in the north.
www.bookrags.com /Culture_of_Italy   (2635 words)

  
 Italy Culture
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 EUROPA - Culture - Italy
Cultural events and projects of all kinds are often supervised by several bodies at different levels, including organizations under the control of the private sector.
In the absence of a Ministry of Culture as such, the responsibility for this field is distributed among several Italian ministries including the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
Cultural heritage, or "beni culturali" as conceived by the Italian administration, includes architectural monuments, museums, libraries and archives (the relatively young Ministry for Cultural Heritage and the Environment has been created by combining the former General Direction of Antiquities and Fine Arts with the State Archives).
ec.europa.eu /culture/portal/sites/members/italy_en.htm   (267 words)

  
 Cultural Policy in Italy
The present trend that favors the integration of the technological and scientific infrastructure, cultural communication and opening of possibilities for efficient global actions within the whole of the national culture, is obviously opposed to excessive atomization of the cultural space.
The public financing of culture in Italy continued to grow over the last two decades from the beginning of the seventies until the late eighties, with rates increasing progressively until the mid-eighties.
Cultural heritage, or "beni culturali" as conceived by the Italian administration, includes architectural monuments, museums, libraries and archives (the relatively young Ministry for Cultural Heritage and the Environment has been created by combining the former General Direction of Antiquities and Fine Arts with the State Archives).
www.wwcd.org /policy/clink/Italy.html   (4542 words)

  
 Culture in Italy - Italy Culture - Italian Culture - seeitalia.com
Throughout Italy are the many museums that highlight the art and culture of Italy and many famous monuments and buildings, including the leaning tower of Pisa and the Roman Colosseum.
Football, although a sport, also is a part of popular culture, as it is the main national sport for which the Italians are well-known for their passion.
But Italian cultural officials are speaking of a deepening crisis in the preservation of the Italian heritage.
www.seeitalia.com /essentials/culture   (470 words)

  
 Italian Culture - Italy Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italy is a country famous for its long winded bureaucratic system and long queues out of official offices; mostly everybody moving to Italy will encounter at one point or another difficulties with such an archaic and complicated system.
Traditionally Italy is a Catholic country with a society geared toward the basic family values to look after the children and care for the old.
Italy claims some of the best classic composers of all times such as Puccini and Verdi and most Operas are in Italian.
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 Attractions and Culture of Italy, Museums, Palaces, Piazzas and Archaeology
Europe's Renaissance period began in Italy during the 14th and 15th centuries and exerted a tremendous and lasting influence on the subsequent development of Western culture, in the literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture contributed by giants such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, and Michelangelo.
Italy is synonymous with pasta and delicious past dishes prepared with fresh local produce.
Rome is the capital city of Italy and of its Latium region.
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 Food culture of italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Italian Culture Guide: Culture in Italy
Italy is a country with one of the richest histories in the world.
Like any country, Italy is made up of various social classes, and while the well to do in Italy may prefer spending their evenings at the opera, this is not the choice of the majority of Italians.
It should be remembered that, apart from roman times, Italy as a unified state is a relatively new concept and was for hundreds of years ruled as dozens of autonomous city states.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /articles/article/Italy/Italian-Culture-Guide:-Culture-in-Italy/288   (540 words)

  
 Italy Economy, Italy People, Culture, Flag
The French flag brought to Italy by Napoleon in 1797, is however said to have inspired Italy's flag.
Italy's economic strength however lies in the processing and the manufacturing of goods, primarily in small and medium-sized family-owned firms.
Italy Political Map    Italy County Map    Italy River Map    Country Profile of Italy    Flag of Italy   
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 Italian Culture: Inventions from Italy
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Italy is known to be a country which has produced delectable wines, enthralling operas, and beautiful people.
The first mercury barometer was invented in Italy in 1643 by Evangelista Torricelli.
www.lifeinitaly.com /culture/inventions.asp   (438 words)

  
 Italy Culture Month
New York's Italian Heritage and Culture Month has celebrated more than thirty years of special events, concerts, exhibits, lectures, and proclamations to celebrate and to better inform all of New York, the largest Italian city outside Italy, of an important part of its cosmopolitan culture.
Bernardo appointed Dr. Gimondo citywide coordinator, and the first celebration of Italian Culture Week thus saw the light under the auspices of the Bureau of Foreign Languages of the Board of Education of the City of New York.
The Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. is composed of eminent representatives of New York's Italian and Italian American community.
italyculturemonth.org /about.htm   (478 words)

  
 Culture Briefing Italy - Your guide to Italian culture and customs
No longer will you run the risk of embarrassment when in conversation with the Italian people because you brought up a taboo subject, couldn’t comment on an aspect of local life or knew nothing of their form of government.
“(Culture Briefings) are sufficiently useful that travelers will want to be able to rely on them for all their global sojourns.
Culture Briefings provide the kind of information needed before attempting a project in a foreign country, both in terms of substantive background on the history and culture of the people and practical advice on culturally prescribed behavior.
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 Desiring Italy: Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture
This book makes a great travel companion, whether you are traveling or not, or a great souvenir, in case you read it only once you are back.
It is not 'biographical' in the sense of being a recitation of dates and places and events, more a little about the author's motivations or expressed thoughts about Italy or the subject at hand.
The editor elaborates on aspects of places that are particularly concerned with the cultural history of women.
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 zoomata :|: a close-up on italy
Italians are often thought to wear their hearts on their sleeves, now an enterprising headhunter wants them to wear resumes emblazoned on their chests.
I’ve mentioned it before, it’s easy to think of Italy as a pleasure country, but if you go by the constitution it is “founded on work,” and labor problems are almost always front and center here.
A few recent examples: at the end of the newscast on the radio every day the announcer reminds me that journalists have not managed to renew the national contract for almost two years, the finance minister railed against “big baby” bonus to get 30-somethings out of the nest and work-related deaths continue to loom large.
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 Italy Vacations - Hotels Italy - Italy Hotels
Boasting spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, this 30 storey hotel claims to be Italy's tallest and is located 700 meters from the..
Vacationing in lovely Italy can be a trip steeped in culture, arts and history.
Sicily is known for it's burning volcanoes like Mt. Etna and should be visited during your tour of Italy for this reason alone.
www.italyhotelfinders.com   (584 words)

  
 Life in Italy
SOCCER: ITALY DOWNPLAYS 'GROUP OF DEATH' (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - Italy doesn't seem too worried about being drawn in the European Championship 'Group of Death' against France, Netherlands and Romania.
Used car sales slipped 0.02% compared to November of last year but were 1.41% higher in the first 11 months of the year...
Video about Italy Brief touristic video about The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, Florence's architecture, the canals of Venice, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa come immediately to mind.
www.lifeinitaly.com   (556 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Desiring Italy: Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture: Books: Susan Cahill
When literary art meets the warmth, beauty, and culture of Italy, the results are stupifyingly wonderful.
In her collection of 19th- and 20th-century British and American authors writing about Italy, Powers (The Brooklyn Reader, LJ 12/93) has chosen the somber, brooding poetry of the Romantics?Robert Browning, Byron, and Shelley?and the self-reflective contemporary verses of Joseph Brodsky, Richard Wilbur, and Charles Wright.
Focusing on the effect of Italy's sensual pageant on visitors' emotional and psychological makeup, she selects the fiction of Francine Prose, Elizabeth von Arnim, and Shirley Hazzard.
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 NYU > The Office of Public Affairs > Francesco Rutelli, Italy's Minister of Culture, at NYU, Nov. 29
Francesco Rutelli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Italy, will discuss “Italian Culture: Our Pride and Responsibility” on Wednesday, November 29, 6 p.m., at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).
Rutelli, the former Mayor of Rome and president of the centrist liberal party “Margherita,” recently expressed his dismay that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles would return only 26 of the 52 ancient artifacts in its collection that Italy says were illegally excavated from its soil.
Marion True, the former curator of antiquities at the Getty, is now on trial in Rome on charges of conspiring to deal in looted antiquities.
www.nyu.edu /public.affairs/releases/detail/1342   (301 words)

  
 CyberSleuthKids: Italy
Italian culture is as varied and diverse as the Italian people.
The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country, the laws and philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church..
The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country
www.cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/Geography/Europe/Italy   (230 words)

  
 Cybertour, Culture of Italy, Holidays, People, Educational questions
Each country has a different culture and we are here to discover the culture of Italy.
The only culture that we are going to look at is the difference of the Italian Christmas, compared to your Christmas and how you celebrate the most common world holiday.
Italy's language is different from the American English, even though some of our words have come from theirs.
www.montana.edu /cybertour/miscellaneous/kto5/bridgerp/index.html   (351 words)

  
 Italiansrus.com - Guide to Italy and Italian Culture
Italian Life, which is in English, keeps you up to date on the latest news happening in Italy.
Turin is the fourth largest city in Italy and in 2006 it hosted the XX Olympic Winter Games.
Here is your chance to test your knowledge of Italy and Italian culture by taking our trivia challenge.
www.italiansrus.com   (638 words)

  
 Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy - Blackwell Online
The study of the Italian reform movements challenges the traditional framework of Reformation and Counter Reformation that many scholars had previously used to approach the religious culture of Italy in the 16th and 17th century.
This book offers an overview of some of the best work being done by scholars in both Italy and the US on this subject.
Culture and religion : the contexts of reform
bookshop.blackwell.co.uk /jsp/welcome.jsp?action=search&type=isbn&term=1931112584&source=3246541172   (292 words)

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