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Laocoön and his Sons

One of the most admired works of Hellenistic statuary is The Laocoön Group, an ancient marble sculpture unearthed near Rome in 1506 and on public display at the Vatican Museums.  The figures are nearly life-size, and the group stands 6’7” … Continue reading

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A Roman Classic: Rigatoni alla Zozzona

Besides such classics as artichokes and saltimbocca, the cornerstones of Roman cuisine are these pasta dishes: gli spaghetti alla carbonara, i bucatini all ‘amatriciana, and i tonnarelli cacio e pepe.  Not as well known outside of Italy are pasta alla … Continue reading

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Italian Idioms Featuring Numbers

Idioms are like a language within a language.  And for every country and language, idioms reflect historical roots, cultural habits, idiosyncrasies and beliefs.  And they are fun to ponder. There are a few Italian idioms that have similar or equivalent … Continue reading

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