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Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best
Louise Fili (au); Lisa Apatoff (au)
Hardcover (no d.j.)
“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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