Category Archives: English

The Oldest Bank in the World

The English word “bank” comes from the Italian word “banco” or “banca,” which originally referred to a bench with a back, then a bench’s wooden seat.  The word evolved to mean a shop counter in the 1300s, then a craftsman’s … Continue reading

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Cinecittà (in English)

Cinecittà, the Italian film studio located on 99 acres less than 6 miles from the center of Rome, is as rich in cinema history as Hollywood’s backlots of Paramount, MGM and Warner Brothers.  It is where Gregory Peck and Audrey … Continue reading

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The Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro, patron saint and protector of Naples, is celebrated every year on September 19 throughout the world.  In Naples itself it is primarily a religious festival in which faith and superstition merge in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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