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Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best
Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What It

Our Price: $19.00
By Louise Fili (au); Lisa Apatoff (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 111
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 9.78E+12

Product Code: 1437971342

“Italianissimo” (literally, very very Italian) profiles 50 Italian contributions to culture high and low, from great ideas to the  realities of cuisine, fashion, cinema, and much more -- an eclectic mix of the customs, culture, and concepts that embody the essence of Italy. This guide will enlighten and enrich all journeys to Italy, both real and imaginary, and holds a wealth of sophisticated info. about such icons as: Aperitivo; Superstitions; Balsamic Vinegar; Hand Gestures; Soccer; Carnevale; The Piazza; The Mezzzaluna; The Fiat 500; Waiting in Line (or not); Ex Votos; The Family; Gelato; Fashion; Neorealist Cinema; Chiaroscuro; Parmigiano; Authority Figures; Patron Saints; The Formal Garden; Pinocchio; The Vespa; The Italian Male. Illus.

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